Cities Safer by Design: Urban Design Recommendations for Healthier Cities, Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Addressing vulnerability and promoting security
Sep 30, 2015 | World Resources Institute

Many of the world’s cities can become safer, healthier places by changing the design of their streets and communities. Over 1.2 million people, mostly pedestrians, die in traffic crashes globally, and that number is growing every year. This guide by the World Resources Institute provides examples from cities around the world and includes 34 different design elements to improve safety and quality of life. Among these are the enhancement of urban design to increase walkability, reducing vehicle speeds that threaten all road users, the provision of high-quality spaces for pedestrians and bicyclists, and improvements of access to mass transport.

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