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Secure mobility: experiences of non-motorized transport in Latin America

Dalve SORIA (a)

Eduardo COFFEE


Manuel Rodriguez PORCEL


In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) more than half of deaths from traffic injuries to vulnerable road users are pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, children and elderly. Good practices teach that the first step to care for vulnerable users is their inclusion in public policy development and mobility plans of cities. This article presents some security measures for bikeways and pedestrian followed by discussion of three initiatives implemented in LAC to help improve road safety in Brazil and Mexico to promote and facilitate the safe use of bicycles and Argentina implemented school routes. Finally some conclusions about the work done by governments and international agencies in LAC on the safety of vulnerable road users on roads shared.


road safety, Ominous transit traffic injury, vulnerable User, Bicycle, medium non-motorized transport, Infrastructure, School Road, Latin America, Prevention.

(A) The authors of this article are part of Road Safety Equipment Transportation Division Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), coordinated by Dalve Soria, Senior Transport Specialist IDB

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