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Stakeholder workshop discusses best practices and recommends safe school zones modifications in Ho Chi Minh City

17-05-2018

Participants in the workshop discuss the role of safe school zones in improving pedestrian safety in Ho Chi Minh City.

Participants in the workshop discuss the role of safe school zones in improving pedestrian safety in Ho Chi Minh City.

Operating as Safe Kids Vietnam, AIP Foundation organized a workshop in collaboration with FedEx Express, World Bank, International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), and the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee that focused on improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists in Ho Chi Minh City.

The half-day workshop introduced the results of iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools assessment, which surveyed the 37 new Walk This Way program school. The application’s findings were used to advocate for road infrastructure modifications at the program schools. We also presented our new safe school zone manual, which was developed to guide Vietnamese school principals in conducting a comprehensive assessment of their schools to determine if minimum safe school zone requirements are being met, and if not, to walk them through the process of putting together a proposal and carrying out modifications at their schools.

The Ho Chi Minh City government partners offered their support for the road safety initiatives presented at the workshop. Given the Vietnamese government’s declaration of 2018 as the year of “children and road safety,” the government of Ho Chi Minh City is committed to making significant improvements in school zone safety over the next seven months.

View more photos from the workshop here.

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