Posts in the 'Health + Road Safety' category
A young rider enjoying Transoeste, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Mariana Gil - EMBARQBrasil.
World Health Organization report connects road safety with mass transport
On March 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global Status Report on Road Safety, previously published in 2009. The Global Status Report is the authoritative document for traffic safety. The 2009 publication of the report included just ...
Cycling in Moema, south of São Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Blog do Mílton Jung.
Sedentary lifestyle kills more than smoking
Some actions, such as hopping in your car to go to the bakery, may be putting your life at risk. This week in the online journal, Galileu, Professor I-Min Lee, from the School of Public Health at Harvard University, draws ...
A pedestrian crossing in Singapore. Photo by Scania Group.
Safer mobility, safer climate
Each time we travel extra miles in private cars, we emit more CO2, and we create more traffic related deaths and injuries (see data from the International Energy Agency and the World Health Organization). Each year 1.3 million die from ...
Cyclists ride bike path along Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by peskymonkey.
World Health Day: 5 questions on how transport is related to health
TheCityFix interviewed EMBARQ Health and Road safety expert, Claudia Adriazola-Steil, for World Health Day 2013: Q1. How can we tackle the problem of rising obesity and physical inactivity through transport? Lack of physical activity contributes to 3.2 million deaths annually, ...
An intersection in Mexico City. Photo by Hector Rios, EMBARQ Mexico.
Developing countries as junker graveyards: the global cost of used cars
Remember that 1994 blue minivan that your mom used to pick you up from school in? Well, chances are that gas-guzzling, oil-burning junker is probably still chugging along south of the U.S. border, maybe hauling around a Mexican family in ...
Campaign launch, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, begins campaign to respect pedestrians
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has taken an important step in protecting its pedestrians. Two weeks ago, the capital of the eponymous Brazilian state launched the campaign, “Pedestrians. I respect” (“Pedestre. Eu Respeito”) on city streets. The launch of the program is ...
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