Significant progress has been made in road transport safety since the early 2000s. The number of road deaths has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not lead to complacency: statistics for 2015 indicated that this downward rate was slowing.
Pursuing a quality management approach is not only necessary, but will help cities develop and implement better transport policies.
Good transport planning is informed by reference to good practice elsewhere. Auditing and benchmarking help cities compare their plans and performance against that of others - not in a spirit of competition, but rather one of continuous improvement.