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June 2012
New Road Safety Database for Latin America and the Caribbean
The development of effective, evidence-based road safety policies is at the heart of an initiative unveiled by the Forum, the World Bank, the Ministries of Interior of Spain and Argentina, and the Ministry of Health of Mexico in Bogotá, Colombia on 13 June. A new database will extend the Forum's IRTAD database for the region with data being fed by road safety agencies in South and Central America and the Caribbean and will progressively improve the collection and analysis of data in the region. Pictured with signatories is the International Transport Forum's Head of Research, Stephen Perkins (right). Download hi-resolution image.
See Press Release (PDF) | More on the IRTAD database

China and International Transport Forum to deepen ties
Next steps for deepening the involvement of new member country China in the work of the International Transport Forum were at the heart of a meeting between Acting Secretary-General Michael Kloth and Mr Feng Zhenglin, Vice-Minister of Transport, in Beijing on 12 June. Acting Secretary-General Kloth presented detailed information and invited China to take part in upcoming projects. Vice-Minister Feng emphasised that China attaches great importance to the 2013 Summit theme "Funding Transport" and will actively support its preparation. The People's Republic is very interested in sharing views and exchanging knowledge in the area of infrastructure investment and financing transport in general.

Transport Outlook 2012
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How can public policy promote urban cycling?
The role of cycling in cities and how public policy can promote bicycle use will be the theme of a keynote address by Acting Secretary-General Michael Kloth at this year's global cycling planning conference in Vancouver, Canada on 26 June. Outputs from the 2012 Summit will also be presented during the conference.
new discussion papers
Sharing Road Safety: Developing and International Framework for Crash Modification Functions - Summary Document
This Summary Document precedes the full report, available later this year.

Electric cars: Ready for prime time?
Do electric cars justify the use of purchase subsidies? We assess in our latest Policy Brief.
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