The NGO Amend has won the prestigious WRI Ross Prize for Cities, beating almost 200 applicants to the $250,000 award. Amend’s School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) programme was recognised for its ‘affordable, life-saving and scalable’ interventions. SARSAI has been supported since inception with grants from the FIA Foundation.
At the world’s leading conference of creative professionals, SXSW, Austin Mayor Steve Adler called for cities around the world to adopt policies that protect youth and other vulnerable road users, signing up to the This is My Street campaign. Speaking alongside FIA Foundation North America Director & UN Representative Natalie Draisin, Mayor Adler echoed the campaign calling for action on the leading killers of young people globally, including road traffic injury.