Safe and Inclusive Mobility
Disability, Mobility and Road Risk
Every year 20 to 50 million people are injured on the world’s roads, and an estimated 30% of those people remain permanently disabled. Disability and road risk are closely interlinked. Road injury is not just a major cause of permanent disability; people with disabilities are also more at risk on the roads.
EASST works with its local partners to raise awareness of the links between disability, mobility and road risk and advocate for safer and more accessible public spaces.
Mobility and Gender Equity
EASST aims to encourage fresh thinking when it comes to who should be the priority in road designs and transport. We believe that if roads, living spaces and transport choices were designed by and to meet the needs of women, there would be far fewer casualties altogether.
Many women feel that public transport is not safe, and evidence would show that if given the choice, women would immediately opt to travel by private car than by public transport due to the extent of their safety concerns. Ultimately, this means empty public transport vehicles, more traffic, and less safe roads.
An estimated 30% of those injured on the roads remain permanently disabled.
Women are 28% more likely than men to be killed and 73% more likely to be seriously injured.
Safe and Inclusive Mobility News
Three intersections in Chisinau have been upgraded with acoustic travel signals and more to help pedestrians with disabilities feel safer.
Emma was invited by the ITF to present at this year’s Summit in Leipzig on how assess mobility choices for women in rural Tajikistan impacts on economic opportunity.
This short online course will help managers understand how to make public transport services more accessible and inclusive of the needs of people with disabilities so they can travel independently and with confidence.
EASST partners in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova pilot Disability Awareness Training with public transport managers and drivers.
Identifying the transport needs of people with limited mobility & how they are affected by a lack of road safety in Chisinau.
Our ground-breaking project on disability and road safety in Belarus wins 2019 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
EASST partners the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club take their model of inclusive road safety education to the city of Luban.
The BKA continue to promote inclusive mobility and road safety for children with disabilities in Belarus with launch of their new project ‘Road safety without measures’
Safe and Inclusive Mobility Resources
Disability and Road Safety in Azerbaijan
This research report by the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan is based on a survey and interviews with disabled people and their carers in Azerbaijan. It aims to analyse the current situation related to accessible mobility in Azerbaijan and present data on the challenges that people with disabilities face while using roads and public transport on a daily basis. (2018)
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)
Disability, Mobility, and Road Risk in Moldova
This report by the Automobile Club of Moldova provides data based on a survey of 100 individuals with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova on types of issues faced by people with different disabilities as road users and offers recommendations to improving mobility and accessibility to policy makers. (2016)
Road Safety – An Inherent Right and Equal Opportunity for All People
Based on a survey of 1000 disabled people and their carers throughout Belarus this report by the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club offers fresh data and insights into the particular needs and problems disabled people in Belarus face as drivers, pedestrians and public transport users. (2017)
Istiqlol Hospital road crossing, Dushanbe
Local testimony captured by the Young Generation of Tajikistan on the difference the new crossing at Istiqlol Hostpital in the centre of Dushanbe is having on local people. The crossing was installed through a collaboration between the Safer Roads Foundation, EBRD, EASST, Young Generation of Tajikistan and Dushanbe City Traffic Police. (2019)
Accessibility in Baku
The National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan show desperate need for accessible infrastructure and accessible roads in Baku. (2018)
Lessons of Kindness
Addressing the everyday transport challenges faced by people with disabilities in Belarus. Video by the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club and Belarusian Association of Assistance to Children and Young People with Disabilities. (2018)
Women’s Safety and Security
This compendium from the International Transport Forum assembles voices from the transport sector, including EASST’s Emma MacLennan, on the critical issue of safety for women in public transport and transport more generally. (2018)
She Moves Safely
She Moves Safely is a groundbreaking study funded by the FIA Foundation and CAF – Latin American Development Bank, exploring women’s personal security on public transport across three cities in Latin America. (2018)
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.