Few services impact quality of life more tangibly than transportation. The process of getting to work, school, the grocery store, or a loved one’s home can literally define a person’s day—for better or for worse. Today, governments face increasing pressure to resolve structural weaknesses in their transportation systems that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Sector Framework: The IDB Transportation Roadmap
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 COVID-19 crisis has revealed the array of impact that health issues can have on transport and mobility. It has uncovered the spectrum of factors that this sector must consider in its quest for resilient, green, safe and sustainable transport. It has brought in a new element of consideration for transport planning: health outbreaks. At the same time, it has reinforced and … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Reshaping Mobility
The first blog about the results from the Regional Public Good “Improving vehicle safety standards in Latin America and the Caribbean through the adoption of UN Regulations and consumer information systems” According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), road traffic accidents killed approximately 110,000 people in the LAC region in 2017, and left many more severely disabled. … [Read more...] about Improving the Crash Safety Performance of Vehicles Saves Lives
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (#WDoR) – initiated by the UK’s RoadPeace Founder in 1993, adopted by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) beginning in 1995, and formally endorsed by United Nations, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, 2005 – is commemorated on the third Sunday in November. In the years since the day was first … [Read more...] about Road traffic deaths disproportionately affecting developing countries: Could technology help us tackle speed enforcement?