Posts in the 'Health + Road Safety' category
Cities should be designed with the safety of children and pedestrians in mind instead of private vehicles. Photo by Leonardo Veras/Flickr
Why Design and Mobility Are Key for Creating Safer Cities for All
On November 18 - 19, 2015 Brazil will host the UN’s 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia, convening national governments, cities, and civil society organizations. The conference is a unique moment to bring impetus to the Decade ...
Almaty recently held its first open streets festival, allowing cyclists, dancers and athletes to take to the streets free of cars. (Photo: UNDP-GEF CAST)
How Grassroots Organizing Is Building a Bike Culture in Almaty
In Central Asia, cities have traditionally had parks and tree-lined streets to provide shade and attract pedestrians. Recently, however, pedestrian space has been sacrificed for more roads to accommodate the increase in private vehicles. Further, with cities prioritizing cars more ...
To improve road safety for cyclists, urban designers are redesigning intersections. (Photo: Benoit Colin/EMBARQ)
Friday Fun: Designing Intersections for Cyclists
Biking alongside traffic can be a stressful experience in many cities. Dedicated bike lanes are the best solution for protecting cyclists—however, many cities struggle to even put in painted lanes—a simple and cost-effective solution. At worst, cyclists have no designated ...
The World Health Organization's (WHO) new report on road safety makes clear the need for renewed effort to decrease traffic fatalities and injuries. (Photo: Harvey Barrison/ Flickr)
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
Today (October 19), the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global status report on road safety, previously published in 2013. The Global status report is the authoritative document for traffic safety, documenting global traffic deaths, analyzing the causes of traffic-related ...
This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the 11th International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”).(Photo: hectorlo/ Flickr)
Day 3 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: Road Safety, Reducing Waste and Shared Mobility
Today was the final day of the three-day conference International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) in Mexico City. The event brought together urban planners and transport experts from across the globe to help cities work toward a ...
Road safety in Mexico needs to be addressed on the institutional level in order to decrease traffic fatalities and injuries. (Photo: jakehulett/ Flickr)
Why Mexico Needs a General Road Safety Law to Decrease Traffic Fatalities
From October 12 to 14, EMBARQ México (WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ team in Mexico) will host the XI Cities and Transport International Conference, where decision makers will participate in workshops and discuss urban planning to help Mexico City ...
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