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Improving Road Safety in Vietnamese Cities

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Improving Road Safety in Vietnamese Cities

Project

Description

From October 2015 to December 2019, HealthBridge Vietnam worked to support and facilitate the World Resources Institute (WRI), through its WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and EMBARQ urban mobility initiative, to improve road safety in HCMC. As the EMBARQ urban mobility initiative went in to the next round from 2020-2025, Hanoi and HCMC were selected to receive WRI technical assistance in this new phase. HealthBridge has been contracted to work locally in support of safer streets and safer mobility activities.

The overall objective of the project is to significantly improve urban road safety and reduce traffic fatalities in Vietnamese cities by:

  • Supporting ongoing projects in HCM City such as the BRT project
  • Facilitating the road safety audit in HCMC
  • Facilitating a road safety audit in Hanoi Coordinating data collection and obtaining crash data from city agencies in Hanoi
  • Supporting the development and dissemination of a national guidelines on cycling infrastructure and other relevant work with MoC to revise road infrastructure standard and criteria.
HealthBridge staff presenting at first consultation workshop for national bicycle guidelines
HealthBridge staff presenting at first consultation workshop for national bicycle guidelines

Project

Expected Results

Specific objectives for this project include supporting the national agencies and municipal governments of HCMC and Hanoi to:

  • Improve traffic safety for a BRT project in HCMC
  • Improve traffic safety around school in Hanoi
  • Improve understanding about road safety in HCMC and Hanoi and at the National level
  • Strengthen capacity within concerned local government agencies of HCMC and Hanoi and at the national level
  • Support the development of bicycle guideline by Ministry of Construction (MOC).

Project

Achieved Outcomes

To date, the project team has organized three workshops to develop national bicycle guidelines, which are expected to be approved and published by December 2021.