Posts in the 'Health + Road Safety' category
Ecobici rider traverses the busy road in Mexico City. Photo by Alejandro / Flickr
Of Lords and Ladies: Exposing Mexico City’s Corruption, Unsafe Roads and more
A video went viral earlier this month in Mexico. Ari Santillan, urban activist and contributor to TheCityFix Mexico, was biking home after work on a dedicated bus-bike lane in Mexico City when a car, driving illegally in the lane, started ...
Buses, Privately-owned Vehicles and Pedestrians Navegate the Bustling Streets of Bangalore, India. Photo by EMBARQ Sustainable Urban Mobility by WRI / Flickr
India Is One Step Closer to Safer Roads with the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016
Every year, approximately 1.25 million people die in road traffic crashes. In 2015, India recorded 146,133 road traffic fatalities, which means that the country accounts for over 11 percent of the global numbers. While India is home to roughly two percent of ...
São Miguel Paulista is the first Area 40 (25 mph zone) implemented in São Paulo to undergo urban design interventions. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brazil
Nossa Cidade: Redesigning One of São Paulo’s Peripheral Streets for Safety
  Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Leaning on the expertise of specialists at WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities, the series features in depth articles on urban planning, sustainable mobility, resilience, road ...
Delhi, India. Photo by Andrew Kadis/Flickr
Delhi’s Air Quality Crisis: Lessons from Beijing, Mexico and Bogotá
With 26 million inhabitants, Delhi’s metropolitan area is the fifth largest in the world. But the city also has terrible air quality, with an annual average particulate matter 15 times the recommendation of the World Health Organization. Air pollution is ...
Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by Dario Hidalgo.
A New Way to Measure Road Safety That Doesn’t Wait for Crashes to Happen
In order to improve road safety, decision makers need accurate information about their city’s streets. Traditionally, road safety analysis has relied on historical data of actual crashes. However, the drawback of this “crash-based approach” is that it is reactive—we have ...
In order to save lives and reduce congestion, São Paulo, Brazil is lowering the speed limit on roads across the city. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities.
Why Reducing Speeds Is Key to Improving Traffic Safety
At a training session at the World Bank in Washington, DC two years ago, Dr. Kavi Bhalla  from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health asked attendees to look down at the palms of their hands. The meeting included ...
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