6th UN Global Road Safety Week

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 04 Mar 2022
Friday 13 May 2022 at 09:00
Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 23:30
Past event

The UN General Assembly mandated WHO and the UN regional commissions to plan and host periodic UN Global Road Safety Weeks. Held since 2007, the #Love30 campaign of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week advocates for Streets for Life by making 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits the norm for cities worldwide in places where people mix with traffic.

This year, the Global Road Safety Week takes place from 13-17 May 2022, and its purpose is to garner policy commitments at national and local levels to deliver 30 km/h speed limits in urban areas; generate local support for such low speed measures in order to create safe, healthy, green and liveable cities; and officially launch the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 and its Global Plan. The Week will also highlight the links between 30 km/h speed limits and attainment of a number of Sustainable Development Goals, including those on health, education, infrastructure, sustainable cities, climate action and partnerships. Low-speed streets save lives and are the heart of any community. 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits where people and traffic mix help make for streets that are healthy, green and liveable, in other words, "streets for life". Policymakers to asked to implement low speed streets worldwide, limiting speeds to 30 km/h (20 mph) where people walk, live and play. Tp join the #Love30 campaign to call for 30 km/h speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide, see here.