- iRAP today announced that Aleatica Foundation has become a Donor of the charity, contributing funding to help make roads safer in Mexico and the world.
- Aleatica and iRAP share the common goal of improving people’s lives by contributing to the reduction of deaths and injuries associated with road events and to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue between the public sector, private sector and civil society associations.
October 4th, 2023: The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) today announced that Aleatica Foundation has become a Donor of the charity, contributing funding to help make roads safer in Mexico and the world.
iRAP is a UK-registered charity with a vision for a world free of high-risk roads. It works with governments, development banks, mobility clubs, industry and road safety NGOs in nearly 130 countries to provide the free tools, training and support to help them make their roads safer.
Aleatica is a global transport infrastructure operator that manages 20 concessions in seven countries: 20 concessions: 16 highways, 2 ports, 1 light rail line, and 1 airport, across seven countries in Europe and Latin America: Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile. Nine urban highways, and seven interstate corridors, which together handle over 353 trillion vehicles annually. The company plans to invest 94.5 million euros in road safety projects over the next four years.
David Diaz, Aleatica’s global CEO, said: “Road safety is our priority. We focus on designing and operating highways and transportation assets that improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.
Aleatica and iRAP share the common goal of improving people’s lives by contributing to the reduction of deaths and injuries associated with road events and to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue between the public sector, private sector and civil society associations that will lead to better decision making in road safety, to generate tangible improvements in highway safety and to mitigate the economic and social costs derived from accidents. We are delighted to strengthen our partnership today in support of the commitments and objectives of the Global Road Safety Decade of Action Plan 2021-2030,” Diaz said.
iRAP and Aleatica Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding in November last year to work together to reduce Mexico’s road injury burden through the organization of projects and programmes to increase road safety.
This partnership is already underway and includes activities such as advocacy with key stakeholders to drive demand for road safety standards aligned with Global Road Safety Targets 3 and 4; the development of research, innovation, and platforms to support industry adoption of best practices for the design, construction and operation of safer roads; training of Aleatica staff; and support for the establishment and implementation of a locally owned MexiRAP Programme.
iRAP CEO Rob McInerney said, “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Aleatica Foundation today and activities to make road safer around the world.
“Contributions like this are vitally important in ensuring that our life-saving activities are sustainable and remain accessible to every country.
“Along with the major donor support of the FIA Foundation, Aleatica’s donation will contribute vitally needed funds to ensure our tools, training and support can continue to be delivered free to the world.
“This is particularly crucial in low- and middle-income countries where 90 per cent of road crashes occur,” Mr McInerney said.
As a charity, iRAP’s lifesaving work is only made possible through the generosity of donors and the goodwill of many individuals and research organisations around the world who are committed to saving lives through safer roads. iRAP welcomes all contributions to help create a world free of high-risk roads.
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About Aleatica Foundation for Road Safety A.C.
Fundación Aleatica para la Seguridad Vial (Aleatica Foundation for Road Safety) is a non-profit organization that, through the Safe System Approach, designs and implements initiatives to promote the right to road safety as a reality for all people. The Foundation is committed to the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety and is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 3.6, which sets the goal of reducing road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030.
Founded in 2018, Aleatica is a leading transport infrastructure operator based in Madrid,with a vision of smart, safe and sustainable mobility. With an annual revenue of 930 million euros and over 2,880 employees, the company currently manages 20 concessions: 16 highways, 2 ports, 1 light rail line, and 1 airport, across seven countries in Europe andLatin America: Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile. Aleatica is fully owned by the Australian fund IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, which is managed by IFM Investors, a pioneering leader in infrastructure investment.
About the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)
iRAP is a registered charity with a vision for a world free of high-risk roads, influencing road infrastructure safety in more than 170 countries. iRAP and its partners work with the United Nations, World Health Organisation, governments, development banks, mobility clubs, industry, road safety NGOs and research organisations to provide evidence-based tools, training and support to help them make their roads safe. iRAP’s road safety Star Rating Methodology is free to use and provides a simple and objective measure of the level of safety which is ‘built-in’ to the road for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. A 1-star road is the least safe and a 5-star road is the safest. iRAP works with partners to: inspect high-risk roads and develop Star Ratings, Risk Maps and Safer Roads Investment Plans; provide training, tools, and support that will build and sustain national, regional, and local capability; and track road safety performance so that funding agencies can assess the life-saving and economic benefits of their investments. iRAP and its partners have Star Rated nearly 1.5 million kilometres of roads and designs, and 1,229 schools, influencing the safety of USD$100 billion of infrastructure investment. Nearly 1.8 million km have been risk mapped and over 63,350 people have been trained globally. The iRAP Safety Insights Explorer (https://irap.org/safety-insights-explorer/) sheds a light on the human and economic impact of road crashes, how safe our roads are, and the Business Case for Safer Roads in countries and the world.