The Long Short Walk

Too many pedestrians are being killed and injured on the world’s roads. Yet implementing safety measures is cost effective and the solutions are simple. Often what’s needed is as simple as a safe crossing point or a pavement.

The Long Short Walk is a global campaign advocating for safe for roads for all. To achieve this, we are calling for road safety to be included in the next UN ‘Sustainable Development Goals’. In September world leaders will meet in New York to begin the process of agreeing these new post-2015 goals. Make your voice heard!

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“Zenani, my only daughter, celebrated her thirteenth birthday on 9th June 2010. Just two days later, returning home from the FIFA World Cup Kick Off Concert in Soweto, she was killed in a car crash. Her unfortunate and untimely passing was a tragedy shared by millions across the globe.

On the same day that I lost Zenani, a thousand other families also lost a child on the world’s roads. This disaster continues to rob us of 1000 young people every single day.

Now, in the name of Zenani, we are launching this campaign to raise awareness of this appalling toll of death and injury, and to urge support for the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

Other parents must not go through the pain that I am suffering and will continue to suffer. Now is the time for positive action. Every life we save will be a precious victory”.

Zoleka Mandela

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