Posts in the 'Health + Road Safety' category
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Cyclists in Brazil
Safety on two wheels? There’s an app for that
Two cities in Brazil have turned to the internet to improve cyclist safety. Photo by Fora do Eixo. One of the best modes of transport for a sustainable world – one that offers health benefits, increased mobility, and reduces pollution ...
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An elderly couple crosses the street hand in hand. Photo by garryknight.
Friday Fun: Changing the way we think about urban design for our aging population
An elderly couple crosses the street hand in hand. Photo by garryknight. Inspired by the article The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets from The Atlantic Cities Think back to the last time you helped an elderly person cross ...
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Cloud Gate, a public sculpture in the US city of Chicago. Photo by Marshall Segal.
Friday Fun Infographic: How Our Cities are Shaping Us
Have we designed our communities in such a way that we are contributing to the obesity epidemic and other health problems? The infographic designed by Chris Yoon (below) asks this question and illustrates some of the findings from a recent ...
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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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