Road Safety in Kazakhstan

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.

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Kazakhstan Road Safety News

EASST supports road safety and sustainable mobility training for CAREC region

EASST supports road safety and sustainable mobility training for CAREC region

by EASST | February 28, 2024 | Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

EASST Director Emma MacLennan is joining our local partner Public Association ‘Road Safety’ in Bishkek this week to deliver training as part of the CAREC Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility Course.

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Working towards a reduction in road deaths in West Kazakhstan Region

Working towards a reduction in road deaths in West Kazakhstan Region

by EASST | February 28, 2024 | Kazakhstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

This year marks the final year of interventions under the West Kazakhstan Region’s Road Safety Strategy 2020-25.

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Tactical urbanism provides safe space for pedestrians at Uralsk railway station

Tactical urbanism provides safe space for pedestrians at Uralsk railway station

by EASST | October 26, 2022 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, Kazakhstan, News

With the support of Shell Kazakhstan and Eni, EASST and local partners Gauhar Zhol have created a new pedestrian zone at Uralsk railway station to improve road safety.

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Urban Forum Kazakhstan deliver road safety training to 500 Glovo App couriers in Almaty

Urban Forum Kazakhstan deliver road safety training to 500 Glovo App couriers in Almaty

by EASST | September 1, 2022 | Kazakhstan, News, Occupational Road Safety Management

Urban Forum Kazakhstan and the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan deliver a masterclass on road safety and first aid to 500 couriers that use the Glovo App in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Conference marks three years of road safety interventions in the West Kazakhstan Region

Conference marks three years of road safety interventions in the West Kazakhstan Region

by EASST | July 29, 2022 | Kazakhstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Conference organised by the Akimat and EASST, with the support of Shell Kazakhstan and Eni, marks three years of road safety interventions in the West Kazakhstan Region.

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New upgrades to improve child safety at highly dangerous pedestrian crossings in Uralsk, Kazakhstan

New upgrades to improve child safety at highly dangerous pedestrian crossings in Uralsk, Kazakhstan

by EASST | July 29, 2022 | Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan, News

With the support of Shell Kazakhstan, Eni, and the Safer Roads Foundation, EASST has improved child safety at four highly dangerous sites in the city of Uralsk in the West Kazakhstan Region.

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Local celebrities endorse phase two of our project to make roads safer in Western Kazakhstan

Local celebrities endorse phase two of our project to make roads safer in Western Kazakhstan

by EASST | November 2, 2020 | Kazakhstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Last month, we launched the second phase of our project to make roads safer in the Western Kazakhstan Region with the support of Shell Kazakhstan and Eni.

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Empowering young people in East Kazakhstan to demand safer routes to school

Empowering young people in East Kazakhstan to demand safer routes to school

by EASST | August 26, 2020 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan, News

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.

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West Kazakhstan Region launches Regional Road Safety Strategy and unveils new road safety playgrounds for kids

West Kazakhstan Region launches Regional Road Safety Strategy and unveils new road safety playgrounds for kids

by 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.

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Kazakhstan Road Safety Resources

Mobility and road safety among people with disabilities in Oral – West Kazakhstan Region

This research looks at the relationship between disability, mobility, and road risk and makes recommendations on how to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in Oral – West Kazakhstan Region.

The study was conducted within the framework of the project “Safe roads in the West Kazakhstan Region”, supported by Shell Kazakhstan and Eni. It was implemented by local NGO “Gauhar Zhol” with the support of EASST.