International Road Federation (IRF )

IRF Open Letter in support of UN Global Road Safety Week

Low speed streets save lives and are the heart of any community. 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits where people and traffic mix make for streets that are healthy, green and liveable, in other words, streets for life.

UN Global Road Safety Week

This week marks the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week and the kick-off of a new Decade of Action for Road Safety. This is the global moment to amplify ongoing campaigning efforts to secure political commitment and drive change for low-speed communities. 

Low-speed, liveable streets are essential and urgent. In support of this year’s campaign #Love30 #StreetsforLife, the International Road Federation (IRF) calls for urgent action on speed with an Open Letter.  

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Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.