December 15, 2015
The World Bank and EMBARQ, with the financial support of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, held a workshop on Improving Road Safety for Non-Motorized Transport Users and Enhancing Public Transport Accessibility in Ho Chi Minh City. Over 50 participants from relevant municipal agencies such as the Department of Transport, Traffic Safety Committee, Urban Civil Works Construction Investment Management Authority (UCCI), the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) design team of the Ho Chi Minh City Green Transport project, NGOs, universities, and research institutes were proactively engaged in discussing highly relevant safety priorities for the city such as road safety inspections, system configuration and design, integration of BRT and other modes, and accessibility to public transport. In addition, initial iRAP road safety survey results for the BRT corridor and surrounding areas were presented.
AIP Foundation attended the workshop as the local partner of iRAP in the assessment of the BRT corridor and surrounding areas and also presented on its work in promoting pedestrian safety in Ho Chi Minh City, with the support of Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx. The stakeholders at the workshop responded positively about this program model and supported the replication and alignment of these efforts in order to ensure safety for pedestrians and non-motorized transport users in the city.