The International Road Federation (IRF) and Michelin will be leading a new working group on safe mobility in the framework of the Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative. The WG was launched on 15th February at the SuM4All consortium meeting.
Safe Mobility remains a “hart to abate” challenge, especially when it comes to road safety. Road crashes result in an estimated 1.35 million deaths and 50 million injuries worldwide per year.
While road safety knowledge has improved over recent decades, there is still a need to enhance decision-making when selecting and applying effective road safety action.
Against this background, a new UN Decade of Action for Road Safety has kicked off in 2021 setting up the ambitious target of reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50% by 2030.
As a community of experts, SuM4All platform has an incredible opportunity to contribute and to help further the safety agenda. Building on the GRA and its holistic approach, this new SuM4All WG led by the International Road Federation (IRF) & Michelin will provide actionable policy guidance in the form of a set of policy recommendations, derived from policy measures contained in the GRA. The policy recommendations and guidance will be backed-up by an inventory of available tools and concrete case studies demonstrating how to turn policy into action and by what means and steps. This will help shape national and local-level regulations and action.
Building on this first phase, in 2023 the group plans to kick off phase 2 to implement/challenge this approach with pilot case studies, at national level (country) and at local level (city).
All this in synergy and close collaboration with other key initiatives and bodies such us UNRSC, GRSF, THE PEP, The MDBs and the Regional Road Safety Observatories.