The 7th United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) will be held from the 15th to the 21st of May this year. The theme #RethinkMobility calls on policymakers and decision-makers to make walking, cycling, and public transport safe and convenient, especially for vulnerable road users like youth, so that cities can shift to more active and sustainable modes of mobility. Use these resources to show your support.
This year’s UNGRSW wants to highlight the desperate need for governments and their partners to rethink mobility, to shift from car-centric cities to people-centric ones. The theme maintains that safety must be at the core of efforts to reimagine how we move in the world, focusing on the need for active and sustainable mobility.
Another key message saw the importance of safe road infrastructure, stating that road networks must be designed with vulnerable road users and the most at risk in mind - this means creating roads and streets that cater to the needs of young people, children, women, people with disabilities, and the elderly.
The theme, #RethinkMobility, emphasizes that safe walking and cycling can contribute can make people healthier, cities more sustainable, and societies more equitable. It also holds that safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable public transport is a solution for the many ills that society has.
What can you do to get involved?
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety shared a few activities you can do to support the 7th UNGRSW. We published them here;
Find out what more you can do by going to the Alliance's website.
Get involved with the 7th UNGRSW