Posts in the 'Health + Road Safety' category
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 ...
Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr
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 ...
Cities should be designed with the safety of children and pedestrians in mind instead of private vehicles. Photo by Leonardo Veras/Flickr
Why Design and Mobility Are Key for Creating Safer Cities for All
On November 18 - 19, 2015 Brazil will host the UN’s 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia, convening national governments, cities, and civil society organizations. The conference is a unique moment to bring impetus to the Decade ...
Almaty recently held its first open streets festival, allowing cyclists, dancers and athletes to take to the streets free of cars. (Photo: UNDP-GEF CAST)
How Grassroots Organizing Is Building a Bike Culture in Almaty
In Central Asia, cities have traditionally had parks and tree-lined streets to provide shade and attract pedestrians. Recently, however, pedestrian space has been sacrificed for more roads to accommodate the increase in private vehicles. Further, with cities prioritizing cars more ...
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