Road Safety in Kyrgyzstan

Road safety in Kyrgyzstan

Our local road safety partner


We support road safety in Kyrgyzstan through our local partners Road Safety NGO. Founded with an EASST grant, Road Safety was the first non-governmental organisation in the Kyrgyz Republic dedicated to promoting road safety and reducing road casualties. Through targeted education and advocacy campaigns Road Safety aims to reduce the toll of road deaths and injuries in Kyrgyzstan, improve road safety governance and public policy, influence road user behaviour, encourage improvements in driver training and promote sustainable mobility.

Based on the World Bank formula for costing road casualties, the scale of death and injury on the roads of Kyrgyzstan costs the economy around $249 million annually, or 3.7% of GDP. With over 12,000 road deaths and injuries every year, the road safety problem in the Kyrgyz Republic is severe. The primary victims of crashes in the Kyrgyz Republic are pedestrians, who account for 44% of crashes and 34.5% of deaths, among which 22% are children under the age of 16.

Road Safety NGO work to keep road safety on the agenda of the Kyrgyz Government. Director, Chinara Kasmambetova was a lead contributor to the document “Complex of measures to be taken in the area of road safety in the Kyrgyz Republic”, which was signed by the President in 2017. She is also a member of the working group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs which is drafting a National Strategy on Road Safety and sits on the selection committee of the Traffic Police.

In all its work Road Safety NGO collaborates closely with state organisations like the Mayor’s Office, the Traffic Police, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other stakeholders.

 

Kyrgyzstan Road Safety Facts

There are on average 869 road fatalities every year.

22% road fatalities are children under the age of 16.

Road crashes cost the economy approx. $372m annually.

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Kyrgyzstan Road Safety News

EASST, iRAP and IRF join forces with UNESCAP to update road design standards in Central Asia

EASST, iRAP and IRF join forces with UNESCAP to update road design standards in Central Asia

by EASST | March 1, 2024 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Safe road infrastructure, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Improved road design standards across the CAREC countries is the goal of a new UN ESCAP project being implemented by iRAP, EASST, and the IRF.

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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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EASST and the FIA Foundation visit Kyrgyzstan to discuss improving road safety around schools in Bishkek

EASST and the FIA Foundation visit Kyrgyzstan to discuss improving road safety around schools in Bishkek

by EASST | October 16, 2023 | Children's Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan, News

EASST and Aggie Krasnolucka of the FIA Foundation spent two days with our local partner, Public Association ‘Road Safety’ (PARS) in Bishkek to discuss children’s road safety around schools.

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School communities feel significantly safer after road safety upgrades in Bishkek

School communities feel significantly safer after road safety upgrades in Bishkek

by EASST | June 29, 2023 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, Kyrgyzstan, News, Safe road infrastructure

Infrastructure can have an important impact on guiding pedestrian and driver behaviour. This must be an important consideration when developing a road safety strategy.

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Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

by EASST | May 15, 2023 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, News, Tajikistan

The EASST regional Situation Report on advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones in Eastern Europe and Central Asia supports calls to #RethinkMobility for a sustainable transition to safer streets.

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EASST partner in Kyrgyzstan named one of ‘Best People of 2022’ for school road safety upgrades

EASST partner in Kyrgyzstan named one of ‘Best People of 2022’ for school road safety upgrades

by EASST | April 26, 2023 | Children's Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan, News, Safe road infrastructure

Chinara Kasmambetova has been named by Kutbilim News as one of the Best People of 2022 for her work to improve road safety at two dangerous intersections in Bishkek.

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Two schools in Bishkek pilot 30km/h while a further two get road safety upgrades

Two schools in Bishkek pilot 30km/h while a further two get road safety upgrades

by EASST | November 22, 2022 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Safe road infrastructure

Public Association ‘Road Safety’ are leading the way on improving road safety around schools in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Presidential decree aims to tackle urgent road safety issues in Kyrgyzstan

Presidential decree aims to tackle urgent road safety issues in Kyrgyzstan

by EASST | January 12, 2022 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

In December 2021, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Sadyr Japarov, signed a Decree aimed at taking “urgent action on road safety issues” in the country

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EASST network of NGOs mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

EASST network of NGOs mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

by EASST | November 23, 2021 | Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Each year, our EASST partners pull out all the stops to make this an important day for victims and their families. This year was no different.

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Kyrgyzstan Road Safety Resources

Disability, Mobility and Road Risk in the Kyrgyz Republic

Disability, Mobility and Road Risk in the Kyrgyz Republic

This report on Disability, Mobility and Road Risk – published by EASST and our local partners, Public Association Road Safety – reveals severe inadequacies in inclusive and accessible public spaces in Bishkek. (2018)

Pedestrian Safety in Bishkek’s Smart City Concept

Pedestrian Safety in Bishkek's Smart City Concept

This report by EASST and Road Safety Kyrgyzstan shows why pedestrian safety should be an essential component of any Smart City concept and  how Smart cities can be more human-friendly than urban developments of the past and can help enrich and better connect local communities. (2018)

Take care of yourself and your loved ones

A promotional video about the importance of using seat belts and child car seats made by our EASST partners PA Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).  (2019)

Kyrgyz Road Safety Music Video

EASST’s Kyrgyz partner “Road Safety NGO” calls on young people to follow the rules of the road in this music video produced with the support of the British Embassy. (2013)

Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit

Post-crash Emergency Response ToolkitThis Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit was produced with funding support from UK Aid through the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF). It was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of its work on improving post-crash emergency care. (2021)