Partnership for Healthy Cities – Safe School Zone Infrastructure

Project Budget: USD 100,000

Dates: March to October 2018

Funding Partner: Vital Strategies / Bloomberg Philanthropies

 

 

 

The Partnership for Healthy Cities, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and managed by Vital Strategies, supports cities in the planning and implementation of projects to strengthen non-communicable disease and injury prevention.


The Partnership for Healthy Cities work in 2018 in Zambia was focused on road safety, but the consortium was having difficulty making progress on the ground and so engaged Amend.

 

We developed an implementation of our School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) program at Northmead Primary and Secondary Schools in Lusaka, where two children had been killed in road traffic and 13 more injured in the preceding two years.

 

We added over 1,000 meters of footpaths, raised zebra crossings, rumble strips, bollards, and more to keep children safe at Northmead. Surveys showed a 68% reduction in vehicle speeds around the school post-implementation.

 

The ribbon-cutting event for the implementation drew, among others, the deputy mayor of Lusaka and considerable press attention, which helped lead to subsequent school area speed-zone advocacy breakthroughs in Lusaka.

 

Read final project report here.

 

 

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