#RethinkMobility - Global Road Safety Week 15-21 May
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.
This year Global Road Safety Week focuses on sustainable transport , 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.
All road safety and sustainable mobility partners are invited to mark the 7th UN Global Road Safety Week by organizing events and activities and sharing messages and materials on social media with the hashtags:
The Key Messages are:
- There is a desperate need for governments and their partners to rethink mobility.
- Safety must be at the core of efforts to reimagine how we move in the world.
- To ensure safety, road networks must be designed with the most at risk in mind.
- When safe, walking and cycling can contribute to making people healthy, cities sustainable, and societies equitable.
- Safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable public transport is a solution for many of societies’ ills.