Road Safety in the Caribbean Region: Safe Urban Mobility
Do you know that in most of the Latin America and the Caribbean countries, more than half of the road traffic fatalities are “vulnerable users”?
Studies have shown that most of the world’s traffic deaths and injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries—and the share is rising; more than half of the victims will be pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas. Low- and middle-income countries also have higher levels of traffic deaths among pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
Are these enough reasons to get interested in urban mobility?
In Latin America and the Caribbean mobility patterns are changing due to rapid urbanization. We should take this opportunity to challenge the current reality in which cities are built for cars and reshape them into cities for people, reclaiming the streets and public places, making urban mobility more inclusive, safe, and accessible for everyone, particularly for the so-called “vulnerable users”.
In this course, you will learn more about the importance of speed management, safe infrastructure for active mobility such as walking and cycling, and how to effectively combine this knowledge with communication strategies, so you can be part of the task force that is working to improve road safety in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Through readings, videos, hands-on activities, and examples from different countries of the region, this course will support the learners in identifying and applying effective interventions to improve urban mobility.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Introduction to the so-called “vulnerable users” and the concept of Vision Zero for cities.
Speed management and child mobility
This module presents the importance of subnational plans for road safety, speed management, and child safety.
Towards a safer infrastructure for active mobility
This module shows some good practices and examples of safe infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.
Motorcycles, challenges, and experiences
This module highlights the risk motorcyclists face and what are some of the challenges and good practices to reduce this risk.
Road Safety Communication campaigns
This module shares insights into how to design a campaign on road safety and how could this kind of intervention be sustainable.
Key Concepts and conclusions
This module summarizes some of the main ideas, gives you a chance to review the differences between the traditional/old approach and Vision Zero, and includes a final evaluation.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Inter-American Development Bank, a partner institute of EdX.
2-4 hours per week
- Verified Track -$10
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the “vulnerable users” and how can you apply Vision Zero methodologies in the cities.
- Understand the importance of subnational road safety plans and speed management.
- Recognize safe infrastructure for active mobility.
- Combine communication strategies with road safety interventions towards safer urban mobility.
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