The release of the 60th Edition of the IRF World Road Statistics marks a significant milestone in the realm of global road transport. Since 1964, the WRS have been an invaluable reference tool empowering stakeholders with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions, shape policies, and steer the world towards more sustainable and efficient transportation systems.
This 2023 edition encompasses updated data, covering the years 2016 - 2021, for over 200 countries and territories, and over 200 indicators including Country Profiles, Road Networks, Road Traffic, Road Expenditures, CO2 emissions and Energy consumption, among many other.
Thanks to the generous support of the TotalEnergies Foundation and the Michelin Corporate Foundation, the WRS Data is available for free through the IRF Data Warehouse Online Platform.
The IRF Data Warehouse Online Platform
This web-based platform is not just a repository; it is a dynamic tool that complements and supports national and regional data collection and management efforts. Accessing the platform is free and it just requires the creation of your own personal account with an e-mail.
The platform has been designed in an interactive and way to permit users to easily visualise the data. The platform allows users to, for example, compare data across multiple countries and time periods, compare several metrics for one country, access interactive road safety dashboards, visualise and download data in various formats, and many other possibilities.
During a launch event held on 28 September, IRF Director General, Susanna Zammataro, commented, "This data work is a testimony to our commitment to promoting sustainable and safe transport systems around the world. We believe that knowledge is the key to progress and, thanks to the generous support of our partners, we are proud to offer this valuable resource to all."
“We are pleased to support the IRF World Road Statistics and the Data Warehouse as we believe in the power of data in informing the development and implementation of road safety policies and actions that are evidence -based. This compilation of data that hits a key milestone this year with the delivery of its 60th edition has largely proved its value over the decades,” commented Jacques Emmanuel Saulnier, Senior Vice President Citizenship Engagement & General Delegate of the TotalEnergies Foundation.
Whether a researcher, policymaker, or simply curious about the state of global roads, this resource is a passport to a world of transport insights.