Lusaka, Zambia: Low cost interventions to improve road safety for school children
This is a project case story within the framework of the TUMI Challenge 2018. Zambia has a very young population and its capital, Lusaka, faces the challenge of getting its pupils to school each morning safely and affordably. The School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) programme aims to create safe walking conditions within a 200-metre radius of each school, reducing road deaths among school children and making the streets safer for other citizens on foot or by bicycle. With its high percentage of walking and a new national strategy for non-motorised transport (NMT), Lusaka has the potential to inspire other cities pursuing low-carbon mobility. This case study provides an overview of different measures that improve the safety of school children.