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A world free of high-risk roads

The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high risk roads throughout the world. Like many life-saving charities working in the public health arena, we use a robust, evidence-based approach to prevent unnecessary deaths and suffering.

iRAP works in partnership with governments, road authorities, mobility clubs, development banks, NGOs and research organisations to:

  • Inspect high-risk roads and develop Star Ratings, Risk Maps and Safer Roads Investment Plans
  • Provide training, technology and support that will build and sustain national, regional and local capability
  • Track road safety performance so that funding agencies can assess the benefits of their investments.

iRAP has released its Plan for the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety to save 2,000,000+ people from death or injury, make 200,000+km of roads safer and influence USD$200 billion of road infrastructure investment to save lives in the next 10 years. iRAP’s Plan is aligned to the Global Plan for the Decade of Action launched in October 2021, of which achieving 3-star or better journeys is one of 5 key areas for action.

Latest news from around the world

World Bank embeds 3-star safety in Tanzanian road financing

All World Bank-financed projects in Tanzania are required to achieve a minimum 3-star iRAP safety rating, announced by TANROADS yesterday at the African Regional Seminar on Road Safety in Mwanza. Eng. George Daffa from the Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) presented on...

Fayetteville celebrates being only U.S. city chosen for free CycleRAP trial

Fayetteville in the U.S. has celebrated its inclusion in the international five-cities pilot of the CycleRAP Assessment Model along with Madrid, Barcelona, Bogota and Sao Paulo. The pilot, involving Fundacion Mapfre, iRAP, the Union Cyclist Internationale...

CycleRAP News: UCI Mobility & Bike City Forum 2023 Summary

Image credit: UCI Amidst the backdrop of growing global enthusiasm for cycling as a sustainable and healthy mode of transportation, the 2023 UCI Mobility & Bike City Forum held last month in Bruges, Belgium, brought together experts and stakeholders to delve into...

IVORY kicks off for AI for Vision Zero in Road Safety

The Horizon Europe doctoral network IVORY "AI for Vision Zero in Road Safety" being coordinated by TU Delft | Technology, Policy and Management, had its kick off meeting in Delft last week. IVORY aims to develop a new framework for the optimal integration of...

Cayman Islands’ Strategy sets target for 4-star new roads

Reproduced from Cayman Compass, 20 November. Credit: Rebecca Bird National road safety plan aims to eliminate road deaths by 2038 A newly published Cayman-wide road safety plan sets out how the government can cut deaths, injuries and offences on the islands’ roads...

Engineers trained for 80,000km Saudi assessment

Thirty (30) engineers and road safety professionals from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Roads and Roads General Authority (RGA) have received iRAP training this week as part of the world's largest 80,000km iRAP assessment project currently underway in the country. The...

SICT and iRAP sign MOU for safer roads in Mexico

The Government of Mexico, through the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), and the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote programmes and projects to eliminate...

Missed the #RAPKnowledgeLive session on the latest from CycleRAP? Recording is now available!

On Wednesday 22 November 2023, approximately 40 delegates across 27 countries attended our sixth  #RAPKnowledgeLive session highlighting the latest on CycleRAP. Background: CycleRAP is an easy, affordable and fast method of evaluating road and bicycling infrastructure...

UN Road Safety Fund launches global campaign celebrating road safety’s hidden heroes

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 November 2023: On the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the UN Road Safety Fund launched the third edition of its #moments2live4 Campaign to put the spotlight on the hidden heroes of road safety. As we ‘Remember, Act and...

Understanding iRAP methodology training in Nairobi

Original LinkedIn post by Marko Sevrovic, Head of Transport Planning Dept. at FTTS (FPZ) / Senior Road Safety Engineer at EIRA University of Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (FPZ) has successfully concluded a three-day workshop in Nairobi, focusing on...

Road Assessment Programme (RAP) activity has occurred in 128 countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, North, Central and South America and Africa. The programme is the umbrella organisation for:

iRAP is financially supported by the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society. Projects receive support from the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility, mobility clubs, regional development banks and donors. Our partners, charities, the motor industry and institutions such as the European Commission also support RAPs in the developed world and encourage the transfer of research and technology to iRAP. In addition, many individuals donate their time and expertise to support iRAP.

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The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a Registered Charity with UN ECOSOC Consultative Status.
iRAP is registered in England and Wales under company number 05476000
Charity number 1140357

Registered office: 60 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS
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