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The 2020 Innovation Workshop was held on 17 – 18 February 2020, as an official pre-event of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. It was co-hosted by iRAP, the International Transport Forum and World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, with the support of UK Aid and the FIA Foundation. The Workshop brought together 140 road safety advocates, experts and stakeholders from 32 countries around the world.

With the theme “Achieving the UN Road Safety Targets by 2030”, presentations explored how innovation in planning, design, financing, upgrading roads and sharing success can help to provide the global structure needed to deliver the UN Global Road Safety Targets 3 and 4, harness the power of big data to save lives, create safer cities and journeys for vulnerable road users, and secure investment for impact on scale.

The Global Road Safety Performance Targets agreed by UN Member States outline priority actions in support of those UN Sustainable Development Goals that will benefit from improved road safety. Targets 3 and 4 include ensuring all new roads are built to a 3-star or better standard for all road users (Target 3), and more than 75% of travel is on the equivalent of 3-star or better roads for all road users by 2030 (Target 4).

How to upgrade the world’s road infrastructure over the coming decade to ensure safe travel for all by 2030 was the core theme of the Workshop.

Event Communique

15 key recommendations arising out of the Workshop were presented to Ministers leading into the Global Ministerial Conference.

Programme and Presentations

The 1.5 day programme focussed on:

  • A Global Structure to Deliver the 2030 Road Safety Targets
  • Big Data for Big Life Savings
  • Global Planning and Design Standards – No More Killer New Roads
  • Celebrating Wins: From Local to Global Success
  • The Business Case for Safer Roads and Investment Innovation

Copies of the workshop presentations (where provided) are linked below.

​Session 1 – Opening: A Global Structure to Deliver the 2030 Targets

Session 2 – Big Data for Big Life Savings?

Session 3 –Global Planning & Design Standards – No More Killer New Roads

Session 4 – Celebrating Wins: From Local to Global Success

Session 5 – The Business Case for Safer Roads and Investment

Speakers bios

Speakers bios (if supplied) can be found here.

Video Proceedings

Video proceedings will be uploaded shortly, please watch the Opening session presentations here

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