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The Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Lead Partners are leading the way with the SR4S pilot and good news stories are spreading fast! Our latest news and updates track progress and celebrates schools’ and partner successes in making school journeys safer.

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NEW SR4S CASE STUDY: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

THE RELEASE OF A NEW SR4S CASE STUDY: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Improved Pedestrian Facilities Around IED Rodrigo Lara Bonilla (Bogota, Colombia).

In 2018, the Bogota Mobility Secretariat used the SR4S tool to provide an objective measure of risk and simulate and star rate the safety of potential countermeasures before implementation to inform school upgrades. The result showed a 2-star safety jump and a safer school journey for local children.

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Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation launches video of life saving school road upgrades

Congratulations to one of our Star Rating for School Lead Partners – the Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation, for developing this programme and helping to make the journey for school children safer through infrastructure improvements. Fantastic that our Star Rating for Schools assessments could contribute.

Within the framework of the Safe Latin American Child…

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AIP Foundation celebrate success in Vietnam

Star Rating for Schools Lead Partners AIP Foundation (Safe Kids in Vietnam) celebrated UN Global Road Safety week with a workshop to recognise the milestone of the Walk this Way program.  

The Walk this Way program was launched in 2009 to increase awareness of child pedestrian safety and improve …..

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Update from SR4S Lead Partners Meeting

SR4S update from the Sixth Global Meeting – Global Alliance of NGO’s for Road Safety in Crete, Greece (April 2019). Thursday 11 April: During a meeting with Phase 1 SR4S Lead Partners, iRAP launched the SR4S Phase 1 Report – Global Pilot Studies and Road Map to 2020, summarizing the pilot phase & the road map of the tool development.

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SR4S features as part of Alliance member training

SR4S update from the Sixth Global Meeting – Global Alliance of NGO’s for Road Safety in Crete, Greece (April 2019). On Tuesday 9 April, Rafaela Machado and Julio Urzua (SR4S representatives) helped facilitate the training ‘Introduction to road safety data and school area assessment with Patrick Kinyanjui from the Alliance.

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Partnership to save lives in Paraguay

As part of the ‘Vale 1 vida’ campaign in Paraguay, a workshop was held to strengthen institutional and community capabilities regarding the safe mobility for children around school zones.

The workshop, facilitated by….

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GRSP Road Safety Leadership Course – introduces SR4S

iRAP’s Rafaela Machado and Julio Urzua ran SR4S training as part of the GRSP Road Safety Leadership Course in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The SR4S representatives introduced the Star Rating for Schools assessment tool to 65 road safety professionals during the one-day training.

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Recent SR4S assessment training in Philippines

January 2019: iRAP’s Managing Director – Strategic Projects Greg Smith recently facilitated Star Rating for Schools training in the Philippines. Delegates from Automobile Association Philippines attended a training course which included an overview of iRAP and provided an introduction to SR4S assessments using the app.

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Star Rating for Schools app in the news – Florida, USA

17 October 2018: The Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) app has made the news in Florida, USA.
SR4S Lead Partner, Safe Kids of Greater Tampa and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital are currently testing the SR4S app in the Hillsborough Country of Florida to help achieve safer roads around school communities.
Watch the news clip from ABC Action News…

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Safer school zone launched at Rodrigo Lara School, Bogota

The Secretary of Mobility Juan Pablo Bocarejo has today launched the new safe school zone at Rodrigo Lara School in Bogota, built on the back of a Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) assessment and recommendation.
In a project partnership between the Secretariat of Mobility (SoM), World Bank…

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