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Impact of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety: Accra

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by Samuel Boamah Danquah, Road Design & Transportation Coordinator, Accra
Presented at Transforming Transportation 2017

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Impact of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety: Accra

  1. 1. www.TransformingTransportation.org Impact of the Bloomberg Initiative For Global Road Safety: Accra Samuel Boamah Danquah, Road Design & Transportation Coordinator, Accra Presented at Transforming Transportation 2017
  2. 2. Presented by: Samuel Boamah Danquah Coordinator for Road Design and Transportation BIGRS, Accra 13th January, 2017
  3. 3. Greater Accra Region Accra Metropolitan Assembly
  4. 4. •  70% of the city population rely on public transport •  The supply of urban passenger transport in AMA as at 1/01/2014. This excludes the transient inflows from adjoining jurisdictional areas.
  5. 5. Pedestrian 56% Car 17% Bicycle 3% Motor Cycle 13% Bus/ Minibus 7% Other 4% TRAFFIC DEATHS BY ROAD USERS (AMA) - 2013
  6. 6. 187 155 114 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 Number Traffic deaths by trend (1998, 2011, 2013) 1998 2011 2013
  7. 7. • Safer Street • Some Existing Conditions • Some Interventions Objective: Improve traffic safety and save lives through improving street design and urban mobility in Accra • Safer Mobility • Some Existing Conditions • Some Interventions
  8. 8. •  Some Public transport vehicles are very old and not road worthy •  Some drivers are also not qualified to drive the vehicles they use •  Passenger transport services are unscheduled and drivers wait for their vehicles to fill up before moving.
  9. 9. •  Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE) - AAYALOLO Bus system •  Attempts to provide reliable, affordable, fast, comfortable and high quality bus service •  A total of 245 state-of-the-art Scania diesel buses, including 85 that will be operated along the three routes on the Amasaman – Tudu corridor which is about 21 kilometres in length. •  Site assessment report by the BIGRS team
  10. 10. NACTO supported with the Global Street Design Guide for distribution to key agencies iRAP and WRI have together trained 90 urban planners, road designers and road safety advocates on the use of iRAP road safety assessment software VIDA, and on the theme: Cities Safer by Design. Selected participants received the Cities Safer by Design Guide to support road and infrastructural development in the city of Accra Using Crowdsourcing for Improving Crash Data and Road Safety Awareness in Accra Implementation of Speed and red light enforcement in Ghana, as a tool to reduce accidents and deaths.
  11. 11. Collaboration with Sub Committees Collaboration with Private Sectors Formal senior management discussions and agreements between the AMA and Road Agencies are required for the AMA- BIGRS project to achieve direct and tangible outcomes Active budget line from the AMA to make a positive headway in road safety awareness and behavioral change to support road safety campaigns
  12. 12. ….it is a huge task, but we shall get there…. •  Enhanced mobility, not to be at the expense of precious human lives •  One life lost is too many to be lost
  13. 13. Thank you Samuel Boamah Danquah - Road Safety Coordinator for Road Design & Transportation, BIGRS, Accra e-mail: Samuel@bigrs.org Tel: 00233209000041 Skype: sambdanny

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