Posts in the 'Health + Road Safety' category
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Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
Better walking and biking in Rio’s favelas
By Paula Santos and Nicolae Duduta Hosting major events such as the World Cup or the Olympic Games can serve as a catalyst for cities to carry out infrastructure upgrades and urban renewal projects. Back in 1992, Barcelona set the ...
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Should pedestrians get the royal treatment every day? Photo by trasroid.
Pedestrians get the royal treatment in Brasilia
More than 270,000 pedestrians are killed in run-ins with cars and other motor vehicles each year around the world. On Brazilian roads alone, over 10,000 pedestrian lives are lost each year. This staggeringly high number reaffirms the urgent need to ...
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An arterial road in China. Photo by Saad.Akhtar.
Should the speed limit on arterial roads increase?
One of the most controversial issues on the agenda of the City Council of Porto Alegre, Brazil, was discussed last week at a roundtable debate and broadcast over local radio: proposed changes to the speed limit on arterial roads in ...
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Pedestrians in mid-town Manhattan, New York City. By moriza.
Brazil celebrates pedestrian safety for Global Road Safety Week
Pedestrian Safety is the theme the United Nations’ second annual Global Road Safety Week, May 6-12, 2013. Five thousand pedestrians are killed in road accidents each week across the world. In an urban environment that often places cars, motorcycles and ...
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By marcusjroberts.
Tackling road safety in India: Discussions from CONNECTKaro
Sustainable transport can save lives on India’s roads. The key focus of the CONNECTKaro 2013 session on “Road safety in Indian cities” was to highlight the magnitude of the challenge of road safety in India through case studies of different practices ...
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Bike ambulances save lives in remote areas. Photo by Transaid.
Bicycles are saving lives in Africa
In the African nation of Uganda, where many areas are difficult to access and have limited resources, bicycles are saving lives. Bicycle ambulances, modified to pull a covered stretcher in back, allow an individual experiencing a medical emergency — and ...
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