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Road Safety: A Global Perspective

Annually, 1.25 million people die as a result of a traffic fatality. Decade of Action for Road Safety calls for a new baseline for street design that shifts the measure of success away from mobility of private vehicles and towards safety for vulnerable users, equitable mobility and access, public health, and livability.

This panel will convene experts from different organizations and global cities to discuss challenges and impediments in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of reducing reduce global road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020 and to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all by 2030. It will bring into light efforts of different organizations and their programs, publications, guidelines, and on-ground projects. Panelists will include representatives from Bloomberg Philanthropies, NACTO’s Global Designing Cities Initiative, World Resources Institute, and local partners under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.