EuroRAP partners are proud to support this year’s 7th UN Global Road Safety Week from 15-21 May with the theme #RethinkMobility.
Road traffic injures are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, with around 1.3 million people killed and as many as 50 million people injured each year. For people aged 5-29 years, there is no greater threat to their lives. Globally, 1 of every 4 deaths occur among pedestrians and cyclists.
The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 reflects an ambitious target to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030. It highlights that they can be prevented by addressing the whole of the transport system, taking action to ensure safe roads, vehicles and behaviours as well as to improve emergency care.
The World Health Organisation, in collaboration with global partners, is organising this 7th UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) focussed on sustainable transport and, in particular, the need to shift to walking, cycling and using public transport. Road safety is both a prerequisite for and an outcome of this shift. Safer roads that put vulnerable road users at the heart of design are mandatory.
We encourage our partners to mark this year’s week by organizing events and activities and sharing messages and materials on social media that celebrate and call for safer roads with the hashtags: #RethinkMobility #StreetsforLife #RoadSafety
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RAP tools, training, support and partnerships for UNGRSW and safer roads
Visit https://irap.org/2023/03/its-time-to-rethinkmobility/ for campaign resources and links to tools, training and support to assist you #RethinkMobility and support this year’s UN Global Road Safety Week.
We love hearing from our partners and sharing your work to make Europe’s roads safer. Share your UNGRSW activities with us by tagging us on twitter @EuroRAP