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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 city, Lusaka, faces the challenge of getting its learners safely and affordably to school each morning. The School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) program aims to create safe walking conditions in a radius of about 200 meters around each school, reducing road fatalities amongst school children and making the streets safer for other citizens who walk or cycle. With its high percentage of commutes on foot and a new national strategy for non-motorized transport (NMT), Lusaka has the potential to inspire other cities pursuing low carbon mobility. This case story gives an overview about the different measures improve the safety of school children.