EASST’s partner, Road Safety Kyrgyzstan has initiated the construction of artificial speed bumps on a busy road on the micro-district of Djal in Bishkek. Local traffic police have highlighted Tynalieva Street, which is adjacent to a local school, as highly dangerous area registering a high number of road traffic collisions.
It is hoped that the installation of these artificial speed bumps will force drivers to lower their speeds and provide a safer environment for children on their way to school. Already, several drivers have noted that they are paying more attention to the busy surroundings of the areas as opposed to driving through at speed.
The new speed bumps have been supplemented by road signs and more general awareness-raising campaign with banners posted to visible locations in the city.
This project is implemented with the support of the TRACECA II Road Safety Project with the Global Road Safety Partnership, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and EASST.