Road safety is a critical development challenge and a top priority for governments across the developing world. Policymakers are implementing public policies for reducing the number of road crashes by 50 per cent by 2030, as committed in the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) of Good Health and Well-Being. To achieve that target, we need to get the whole picture and understand … [Read more...] about Is there a link between gender biases and road safety outcomes?
There are many missing points when it comes to road safety data, but the gender gap in these statistics is just unacceptable. Although most countries around the world present sex-disaggregated data for road traffic fatalities (See Figure 1), these general statistics do not allow a good understanding of the diversity of victims and do not accurately reflect the gender bias … [Read more...] about A business case for road safety data with a gender perspective
Este artículo está también disponible en / This post is also available in: Spanish According to the World Health Organization (WHO), traffic crashes are responsible for 1.35 million deaths worldwide. Traffic fatalities are an avoidable public health crisis that particularly impacts low- and middle-income countries. How can technology save lives? The CDC (Centers for … [Read more...] about VíaSegura: Digital technology for improving road safety
The IDB’s 2020 flagship book, From Structures to Services, seeks to motivate us to think on today’s basic infrastructure services; and on how technological disruption will change the way these services will be delivered in the future. Latin America and the Caribbean has pending challenges in relation to infrastructure services. In the transportation sector, the region is home … [Read more...] about Smart bus management system. How Korea is doing it
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of the on-demand economy. Consumers are increasingly making small orders each day, while expecting immediate or next day deliveries, increasing the number of vehicles in urban areas with severe impact on cities’ quality of life. Freight transport makes up about 25 percent of traffic in cities but takes up 40 percent of road space … [Read more...] about Urban Logistics as a Service (ULaaS): the Next Frontier of Last Mile Logistics