The Toolkit was jointly developed by the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) with support from the UN Environment Share the Road program and FIA Foundation.


The Centre for Transport Studies is a multidisciplinary research and postgraduate teaching body based in the University of Cape Town’s Department of Civil Engineering. It provides a home for academics and professionals conducting cross-departmental research in the field of transport.

The FIA Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, environmental protection, sustainable mobility, and motor sport safety.

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works around the world to design and implement high quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

The Share the Road Programme supports governments and other stakeholders in developing countries around the world to move away from prioritizing the car-driving minority, towards investing in infrastructure for the majority; those who walk and cycle.

UN Environment promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Global campaigns

Every child deserves a safe and healthy journey to and from school. The Child Health Initiative is a coalition of organisations and agencies coming together to advocate and work for this vision to become reality by 2030.

A campaign of the World Health Organisation, UN Environment, and Climate and Clean Air Coalition mobilising cities and people to bring air pollution to safe levels by 2030 to protect our health and climate.

How can I use the toolkit?

The toolkit is designed to guide you through the complete process of achieving safe and healthy mobility for children. The Planning Process section provides tools to identify the context-specific interventions needed in your community. The Toolbox provides a list of interventions including best practices, case studies, templates and other resources.

Who is the toolkit for?

The toolkit has been developed for local and national governments, practitioners, and citizens as a guide to the planning, design, and implementation of interventions to improve the health and mobility of children.



Parents and caregivers

Policy makers

Development partners

Urban planners

The Toolkit for Child Health and Mobility in Africa seeks to provide stakeholders with practical and tailor-made interventions. The Toolkit combines a range of interventions—ranging from infrastructure design to funding and advocacy—backed by case studies drawn from around the world. The toolkit is supported by the FIA Foundation.