The Ten Step Plan for Safer Road infrastructure has been produced by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration partners to support countries seeking to implement initiatives in relation to the “Improved safety of road infrastructure and broader transport networks”, the UN Convention on Road Traffic and Road Signs and Signals and the achievement of UN Member States Agreed Global Targets 3 and 4 for safer new and existing roads.
Target 3 states that “by 2030, all new roads achieve technical standards for all road users that take into account road safety or achieve a three-star rating or better”. Target 4 states that “by 2030, more than 75% of travel on existing roads is on roads that meet technical standards for all road users that take into account road safety.”
The Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure will build the institutional capacity and regulatory framework to support these targets and unlock the potential of safer roads and safer cities to save lives. With the support of UN agencies and the UN Road Safety Fund, countries can mobilise international partnerships and collaboration to ensure that no new high-risk, one or two-star roads are constructed, and existing roads and city streets are targeted in a cost-effective manner to maximise the amount of travel on roads that are safe for all pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and vehicle occupants.