Road Safety

Statistics indicate that globally 1.3 million people die in traffic-related accidents each year.  Adults aged between 15 and 44 years accounted for 59% of global road traffic deaths, while in urban areas, vulnerable users, i.e. pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for more than half of road traffic deaths. Conventional approaches to road safety ignore this fact and instead focus on making motor-vehicles safer. Road design improvements, which are often expensive and impractical, focus on making fast travel safe. Both these approaches make the situation worse for pedestrians and bicyclists. It is estimated that, at this rate, traffic-related fatalities, which right now are the 9th leading cause of death (according to WHO), will be the 5th leading cause of death globally by 2030. Road safety is therefore an important aspect to improve the quality of life in urban cities. 

This webinar was hosted on the 8th of August, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM (IST), and presented by Dario Hidalgo, Director – Integrated Transport, WRI. 

In 2016, WRI India was empaneled as a National Training Entity in the field of Town Planning by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. This empanelment places WRI India within a roster of premier national technical and non-profit organisations that have been officially recognised for their excellence in the fields of urban development and capacity building. As a National Training Entity, WRI India works with multiple states towards furthering the goals of various urban missions such as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart Cities.

This webinar was hosted on Thursday, 15 September 2016 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Paulo Sergio Custodio, an eminent transport consultant from Brazil. Pawan Mulukutla, Manager - Urban Transport, WRI India, moderated the session. 

This webinar was hosted on Friday, 19 August 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Amit Bhatt, Director - Urban Transport, WRI India.

Beginning 2nd March 2016, we bring to you our all-new Webinar series called Live! On The Hub, where you can watch our webinars via webcast on The Hub. The first webinar of the Live! On The Hub series is inspired by the rapidly expanding Car-Free Day movement in Gurgaon and Karnal, following the success of Raahgiri Days in these cities.
As part of its ongoing engagement with Kochi city supported by the EC SOLUTIONS project, WRI India Sustainable Cities conducted a classroom training on ‘’Safe Access to Mass Transit Stations’’ in September, 2015, for the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL), who were also the co-organizers of the workshop.

This webinar was hosted on Friday, 6 November 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Prashanth Bachu, Project Manager – Urban Transport and Sarika Panda Bhatt, Manager – Cities & Transport from WRI - EMBARQ India.

Zainab Kakal, Jyot Chadha Sep 22, 2015

Harassment and sexual violence is a common experience for women and girls in public spaces around the world. Recent events have highlighted safety concerns for women in urban India, especially during travel. Access to safe travel options is critical to enable women and girls to access education, jobs, and healthcare. However, this remains a much-neglected area with little data and few laws, policies, and initiatives to prevent and address it.


This webinar was hosted on Wednesday, September 23 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and will be presented by Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head – Urban Transport, EMBARQ India.

This webinar was hosted on 20th August, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm IST (local time) and was presented by Vijay Anadkat, Senior Manager, EMBARQ India.

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