The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk
Join The Long Short Walk
The Long Short Walk is a global movement, calling for road safety to be included in the UN’s new Development Goals. We want a new approach putting people first, recognising the basic right of children everywhere to walk safely to school and to grow up in a safe environment.

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Life saving steps

Implementing pedestrian safety measures is cost effective, and many of the solutions are simple. It can be introducing pavements (According to iRAP surveys 84% of roads in low and middle-income countries with speeds above 40kph where pedestrians are present have no pedestrian provision); providing safe crossing points; ‘calming’ streets with traffic humps, rumble strips and chicanes; and lowering vehicle speed limits in areas where traffic and pedestrians share the road space.

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’. Governments at the UN are negotiating these new post-2015 Goals. Make your voice heard!

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The Long Short Walk campaigns for the rights of pedestrians and children on the road to be recognised and urges greater investment in safe footpaths, cycle-ways and crossing points, on streets with lower speed limits, especially around schools. To achieve this globally, we’re calling for road safety to become part of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The Millennium Development Goals have been the focus for the international community’s efforts to reduce poverty, disease and child mortality, and to improve access to education. After 2015 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will set the policy agenda for the decades to come. We need to ensure that safe and sustainable transport is part of these Goals.


Tell the UN to include road safety in its priorities post-2015. Take part in the UN’s global survey. Vote for ‘better transport and roads’ and suggest road safety as an extra priority >

HOW TO TAKE PART:

First, take a walk. It can be your walk to school, work or your favourite walk. Call for action, take a photo or video and send it to us. Use the signboards to write your own message to feature in your photo. And vote for better transport & roads on My World. We'll upload your short walks online and combine them into one Long Walk, providing a snapshot of streets and journeys all across the world.


  • The best way to get them direct to the campaign is via Flickr, but if you're not doing it this way make sure you use the campaign hastags so we can pull everything together.

  • Download the Long Short Walk signboards and use them on your walk to call for action. Editable boards are available (Requires Adobe InDesign software) – do feel free to add your own organisation’s logo if you want.

So join our campaign for sustainable change and use your own two feet to walk for safe roads for all!

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Upload your photos and videos to The Long Short Walk Flickr group >

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About the campaign 

The Long Short Walk is led by the Zenani Mandela Campaign, the Make Roads Safe Campaign and the Road Safety Fund. The campaign was officially launched with events across the world during UN Global Road Safety Week in May 2013, when thousands of people took to their streets on Long Short Walks calling for Safe Roads for All!

The Long Short Walk is funded through grant support from the FIA Foundation and the Road Safety Fund. 

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Ask your Government to act at the UN

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Vote at the UN

Tell the UN to include road safety in its Post-2015 priorities.

Vote for better transport and roads in the My World Survey >

Zenani Campaign

The Long Short Walk has been launched as part of the Zenani Mandela Campaign.

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Wear the
Zenani band

Show your solidarity with all victims of road crashes.

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Wear the tag

Wear the Road Safety Tag and demonstrate your support for the Decade of Action, and your personal commitment to be safe on the road. More >