Ryskulowa-Molodyaya Guardia: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
- Modern LED pedestrian signals with countdown indicators
- Dropped curbs for accessibility
- Re-painted zebras using thermoplastic paint
- New high-visibility pedestrian signage
Between 2018 and 2019, police recorded 11 pedestrian collisions at the Ryskulowa-Molodyaya Guardia where 12 people were injured, including 4 children. At this time there was no pedestrian signalling to support people crossing a busy crossroads with three lanes of traffic.
In 2019, the site was inspected by our EASST Expertise engineer Tolga Imamoglu who presented a set of recommendations to the Mayor’s Office and SMEU (the Infrastructure Department of the Republican Traffic Police) on how the road could be made safer for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.
Working closely with the Safer Roads Foundation, local contractors, and local authorities these recommendations were developed into a viable design meeting both local standards and international best practice. After some delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the work was completed in 2021.
We are happy with the crossroad now. Before it was difficult to cross the road. There were no clear signs, we would have to run quickly in every direction. Now the crossroad is clear, new and understandable. Everyone goes by their own way. We are grateful.
Police data revealed a 50% reduction in crashes in the first year of the upgrades.
Working closely with the Safer Roads Foundation, local contractors, and local authorities, EASST and PA Road Safety are delighted to unveil this safe new road crossing at Ryskulowa-Molodyaya Guardia in Bishkek.
This project was implemented in collaboration with our local partner Public Association ‘Road Safety in partnership with the Bishkek Mayor’s Office, the Infrastructure Department of the Republican Traffic Police, and the Safer Roads Foundation.