LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
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.
The latest Star Rating for Schools newsletter is out now - read some great stories of how SR4S Lead Partners are engaging partners and leading safer infrastructures around the world. This edition features: Reshaping spaces for pedestrians now and after COVID-19...read more
The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, initiated by YOURS, has been launched, opening a path for global youth engagement on road safety actions. During an online ceremony held in July 2020, the young leaders to be part of the Youth Advisory Board have been...read more
Following on from the success of the four school zones upgraded in Ho Chi Minh City as part of the Walk This Way programme, and the two school zones improved in Pleiku City through the Slow Zones, Safe Zones programme, both supported by SR4S, the AIP Foundation is now...read more
Given the circumstances of COVD19 experienced around the world, the Gonzalo Rodríguez Foundation launched a cycle of webinars on different aspects of children's road safety. One of these webinars, ‘Entornos Escolares Seguros (Safe School Environments)’ featured the...read more
Thiago Gonzaga Foundation (Vida Urgente), Global Alliance member, has been working to engage the youth on the road safety agenda. Volunteers from Vida Urgente attended the SR4S webinar delivered in April 2020 and have been trained on the SR4S methodology, getting...read more
FIA Region II has allocated EUR 50,000 to support its members on implementing safety facilities at school zones across the region guided by the SR4S. iRAP has supported the Region II Secretariat to develop the criteria for selection of projects, which focus on the...read more
The FIA School Assessment Toolkit has been released to FIA member clubs. It is a web-portal for FIA Clubs around the world, to improve the safety of school journeys in their local communities. It provides over 30 documents to support FIA members in establishing their...read more
The world has been going through unprecedent challenges. Although in different scales, each community has been affected in some way by restrictions to tackle the COVID-19 and is planning, or will plan soon, the post-pandemic scenario. As governments strive against...read more
SR4S CASE STUDY: TEHRAN & MASHHAD, IRAN Improved Pedestrian Facilities at Shohada, Imam Ali and Azmoodeh Primary School 8 schools assessed, 3 upgraded, leading to a safety jump from 1-star to 4- and 5-stars and a safer journey for students In 2019, Road Safety...read more
3M to provide support for iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools programme. LONDON / ST. PAUL, MN (June 9, 2020) – The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) and 3M announced today that 3M has become a Global Programme Partner in iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools...read more
A look back at the official global launch of the SR4S application The Star Rating for Schools journey has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Founding Sponsor FedEx and the Major Donor FIA Foundation, and the amazing network of SR4S Lead Partners...read more
Image credit (above): Road Safety Pioneers During the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety and official pre-events in Sweden, the SR4S Secretariat were also involved in a variety of activities hosted by the SR4S Lead Partners. Participating in these...read more
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: The Star Rating for Schools application was officially launched during the Child Health Initiative ‘This is My Street: Safe and Healthy Journeys for Children and Youth’ Conference.
Ahead of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholmread more
Global road safety application showcased ahead of Third Global Ministerial Meeting on Road Safety 17 FEBRUARY 2020 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., together with iRAP and FIA Foundation have today officially launched the road...read more
Eight School zones were assessed for road safety improvements using the iRAP Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Methodology in two cities of Iran. Road Safety Pioneers are leading school zone improvements in Iran. This project is supported by….read more
The Star Rating for Schools tool featured in UNICEF Training of Trainers on Child REsponsive Urban Planning, delivered the Philippines and Paraguay in October. In the Philippines, the course was offered by UNICEF in partnership with the University of Philippines …read more
FIA Clubs were given the opportunity to share their experience and main achievements as part of the SR4S Programme at the FIA Region II Roundtable in Chennai, India (5- 8 October 2019). iRAP’s Managing Director of…read more
Image Credits: Gustavo Roth/EPTC-PMPA (above and right) Port Alegre is the first city in Brazil to develop a project with the SR4S tool to improve road safety for pedestrians around schools. On the 8 November 2019, the Caminho Seguro Project was launched...read more
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 Child Health Initiative (CHI) have recently released a report which charts progress made in…read more
As part of the Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON) this year, iRAP’s Julio Urzua presented the Star Rating For Schools app at the Child Health Initiative partners meeting. He demonstrated how it can help make school communities safer and…..read more
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…read more
FIA automobile club Emergency Assist 991 (EA991) in Botswana has launched a new project, ‘Safer Roads to Schools – Too Young to Die’, set to reduce child pedestrian injuries and deaths from road crashes.
The 12-month project is funded through..read more
The Star Rating for Schools programme is incredibly proud to be part of the FedEx #RoadSafetyMatters community. Read the 2019 FedEx report: Road Safety Matters which features the SR4S programme and other initiatives that work towards…read more