CITY: BISHKEK

Kyrgyzstan

New signs and focus on child pedestrian safety

Road Safety Kyrgyzstan and EASST are making school journeys safer through better road safety enforcement, infrastructure and education. With Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, Road Safety Kyrgyzstan oversaw the installation of high-viz pedestrian crossing signs in the Sverdlovsk and Leninsky regions of the city. The new signs with reflective edges will enable drivers to see a pedestrian crossing, and slow down to allow people to cross safely. With support from the UK Embassy, EASST is working with the Bishkek Police to identify locations where children have been seriously injured in road crashes from January 2017 to August 2018. New, safer crossings will be constructed at the most dangerous intersections.

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