Road Safety in Kazakhstan
Our local road safety partner
We support road safety in Kazakhstan through our local partners Urban Forum Kazakhstan and Common Road NGO.
The Urban Forum Kazakhstan (UFK) foundation is an independent institution for sustainable urban development in Kazakhstan. It works as a dialogue platform for relevant stakeholders; as a research and advocacy think-tank; and as a capacity building centre for citizen-led initiatives in urbanism. UFK has been long engaged in studying and promoting the concept of child friendly cities. In 2018-2019, this work involved a project on creating a safer street environment for schoolchildren in Almaty’s underprivileged district. UFK experts teamed up with students of school #71 to study the quality of the street infrastructure and public spaces in their neighbourhood to assess its friendliness to children and adolescents as well as general safety for pedestrians, and diversity of functions. An extensive report with recommendations on the transformation of the area was sent to the district administration. UFK joined EASST as a partner in 2020. We are now supporting UFK to carry out similar work in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Oskemen), East Kazakhstan.
Common Road was formed in 2013 and launched their road safety activities in accordance with the new Road Traffic Law of Kazakhstan in April 2014. The NGO supports the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and the National Programme of Development ‘Kazakhstan 2050’. They work closely with the State Road Traffic Police and have been an EASST partner since 2014. Common Road currently have two main projects: ‘Safety Car Almaty’ and ‘Be Visible at Night’.
In addition to working with our local partners, in Kazakhstan we are working with Shell Kazakhstan and ENI to develop and implement a holistic road safety strategy based on the safe system approach in the West Kazakhstan Region.
Kazakhstan Road Safety Facts
There are on average 3983 road fatalities every year.
5% road victims remain permanently disabled.
74% road fatalities are male.
Urban Forum Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan Road Safety News
Empowering young people in East Kazakhstan to demand safer routes to schoolby EASST | August 26, 2020 | Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan, News, Sustainable Mobility
Our newest EASST partner, Urban Forum Kazakhstan, have been working with young people in the East Kazakhstan city of Ust-Kamenogorsk (Oskemen) to create safer routes to school.View News
West Kazakhstan Region launches Regional Road Safety Strategy and unveils new road safety playgrounds for kidsby EASST | December 2, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Last week, EASST’s Serghei Diaconu and Tatiana Mihailova returned to the Uralsk for the unveiling of two brand new mobile road safety playgrounds and launch of the region’s first road safety strategy.View News
A strategic approach to improving road safety in Kazakhstanby EASST | July 4, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan, News, Occupational Road Safety Management, Road Safety Enforcement
Last week we launched a major new project in the Western Kazakhstan Region which aims to address all aspects of road safety management.View News
Children in Kazakhstan call on road users to drive safelyby EASST | September 17, 2018 | Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan
EASST partners lead a master class in road safety for children in West Kazakhstan.View News
Local children call for urgent action to improve road safety in Kazakhstanby EASST | June 19, 2017 | Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan, News
EASST partner, Common Road NGO, visit four cities across Kazakhstan to raise awareness of road safety and call on local authorities to improve road safety infrastructure for children.View News
EASST & the EBRD have been helping local people to make their villages saferby EASST | August 15, 2016 | Kazakhstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
EASST’s Kazakh partners have been identifying local road safety needs as part of the EBRD’s South West Corridor Road Rehabilitation project.View News