AMEND – The School Area Road Assessment and Improvement programme.
The School Area Road Safety Assessment and Improvement programme is a fine example of the effective research-based approach taken by AMEND. This programme involves local communities to improve pedestrian infrastructure and to inculcate a safety culture in the policies of local authorities.
The initiative involves a systematic assessment of areas around schools, identification and implementation of low-cost infrastructure measures, training and educational measures as well as advocacy. Such infrastructural measures around schools have included safe footpaths, safe crossings, speed humps, speed limits, road signs and relocating school gates.