public transport

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Road safety is a sustainable development challenge for the whole world. The global road traffic fatalities and fatality rates remain unacceptably high as an estimated 1.35 million road crash fatalities occurred in 2016 which was about 3,700 fatalities a day.

Globally, road crashes are the 8th leading cause of death for people of all ages and number one cause of death for children and young adults 5-29 years of age. However, the rate of road traffic fatalities remained constant since the beginning of the millennium, which was about 18 fatalities per 100,000 population.

Dec
03
2019
3 Dec 2019 to 4 Dec 2019
Meetings, Seminars and Workshops
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 89 "Improving Road Safety”

25 Nov 2019
Nov
27
2019
27 Nov 2019 to 28 Nov 2019
Meetings, Seminars and Workshops
Seoul, Republic of Korea
By invitation only
Oct
28
2019
28 Oct 2019 to 29 Oct 2019
Meetings, Seminars and Workshops
Hanoi, Viet Nam
By invitation only
Jul
09
2019
9 Jul 2019 to 10 Jul 2019
Meetings, Seminars and Workshops
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only
Jun
14
2019
14 Jun 2019
Meetings, Seminars and Workshops
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only
Apr
02
2019
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund was established in April 2018 with the aim to accelerate progress in improving global road safety by bridging the gaps in the mobilization of resources and ensuring effective coordination of action at all levels. To allow success stories to be created through early harvest projects, the secretariat of the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund has issued a call for pilot project proposals.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ESCAP has developed the Sustainable Urban Transport Index (SUTI), an Excel based tool that can help summarize, track and compare the performance of sustainable urban transport systems in cities. SUTI is a framework of indicators to assess urban transport systems and services. The index is based on ten indicators representing, transport system, social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable urban transport. The indicators and SUTI can reflect state of urban transport performance in a city. The carefully selected ten SUTI indicators covers elements of planning, access, safety, quality and reliability, affordability, and emissions. Indicators on different scales are normalized and performance of each indicators is compared on a scale of 1-100 and illustrated in a spider diagram. SUTI is derived by geometric aggregation of ten indicators, based on equal weighting. SUTI tool can help cities to assess the achievement of the SDG target 11.2 and support implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

A data collection guideline and Excel SUTI data sheet are available for guidance for data collection and analysis. Pilot application of SUTI was completed in four Asian cities: Colombo; Greater Jakarta; Hanoi; and Kathmandu. A capacity building workshop was held in Colombo in October 2017 to share the results of pilot application. ESCAP is currently supporting SUTI application in Dhaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya and Bandung.

ESCAP would like to encourage cities and developing member countries to use SUTI for assessment of urban transport systems and use results to plan and implement measures to improve urban transport systems and services. ESCAP is also looking for collaborating partners to support collection of urban transport data and application of SUTI in more cities.
Interested cities and countries wiling to use SUTI tool for assessment of urban transport systems and host capacity building workshop on improvement of urban public transport systems in may contact the Transport Division.

For further information:
- SUTI Brochure
- Colombo Workshop

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