Posts in the 'Health + Road Safety' category
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Friday Fun: Worried About Your Bike Being Stolen? Innovators Are Here to Help
Transcending borders, bicycles have emerged as an essential transport option for citizens—and they play a significant role in making cities more sustainable. However, concerns about bike theft have held back both public bikeshare schemes and discouraged individual cyclists. As virtually ...
With many women facing harassment and violence in public transport, cities should prioritize women's safety in an inclusive transport planning process. Photo by Benoit Colin/Flickr.
Reframing the Issue of Women’s Safety in Public Transport in Brazil and France
A city cannot be inclusive without ensuring women’s safety in public transport. Women often remain a vulnerable part of the transit users, as many face violence, verbal harassment, physical abuse and discriminatory graffiti messages in stations. For example a third ...
Victims of poor air quality and smog, citizens have begun dealing with air pollution on their own terms. Photo by Wilson Hui/Flickr
Friday Fun: 3 Ways Citizens Are Using Technology to Tackle Air Pollution on Their Own
For the first time in history, Beijing’s government issued a “red alert” for smog, shutting down the city for three days. Announced on December 7, the alert took place while COP21 was in full swing at Paris, where China, the ...
India's streets are notoriously dangerous. However, a new bill being passed through the Indian government offers hope to the country's road safety problems. Photo by Gilbert Laszlo Kallenborn/Flickr
India Can’t Afford to Lose Any More Lives Due to Road Crashes
Globally, 1.3 million people die each year in road traffic crashes. India, with only 2 percent of the global motor vehicle population, accounts for more than 10 percent of those fatalities. Further, in 2014 about 141,000 people lost their lives ...
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Making India’s Urban Streets Safer By Design
India has the highest number of traffic-crash deaths in the world. Of the 140,000 fatalities that occur annually, more than 40 percent take place in urban areas. A large percentage of these are pedestrians and bicyclists, who typically comprise more ...
Data, technology and community engagement are coming together to help cyclists navigate cities. Photo by Francesco Crippa/Flickr
Friday Fun: Two Maps Use Data to Help Cyclists Navigate Cities
Cycling in cities, especially in areas you’re unfamiliar with, can be a stressful experience. One of the most anxiety-inducing aspects of cycling is ambiguity; it can be difficult to tell what areas of the cities have designed bike lanes, where ...
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