Posts tagged with 'Car Culture'
Do you enjoy your commute? Innovative bike infrastructure can make cycling a fast, fun transport option. Photo by Justin Swan/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Cycling innovations make bikeable cities worldwide
Instead of sitting in gridlock on a busy road at 8:30 am, imagine cycling safely in dedicated lanes for a quick, pleasant commute. Many cities around the world are making investments that will give residents a faster, safer cycling experience ...
Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo must focus on sustainable transport options to the harmful effects of traffic congestion. Photo by Bruno Baccalon/Flickr.
Study: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo lost USD 43 billion from traffic congestion in 2013
Traffic congestion has wide ranging costs, from increasing stress and pollution levels to wasting commuters’ time. A new study released by the Industry Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN) confirms that traffic congestion has tremendous economic costs ...
A person looks out the window of a bus in Brazil. Many countries are moving towards a more human-centered transport policy. Photo by Carolina Pitanga/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Blogging for the cause of sustainable mobility
Citizen engagement with elected officials used to be limited to large public meeting halls where the most vociferous voices were often the only opinions heard. The advent of chat rooms and blogs has given citizens a new tool, but few ...
Metro station construction in Mysore, India. The transport sector has a major impact on the economic and environmental outlook for cities in both developed and developing countries. Photo by Samuel Raj/Flickr.
The trillion dollar question: Where does transport investment come from?
How much money is spent on global transport systems? And where is this money coming from? These are critical questions: The world’s cities will add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years, and urban leaders are currently grappling ...
The TransMilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Bogotá, Colombia (pictured above) is one of the leading examples explored in Taras Grescoe's "Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile." Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
Darío Hidalgo reviews Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Darío Hidalgo is the Director for Research and Practice at EMBARQ and a frequent contributor to TheCityFix. With more than twenty years of experience as a transport expert, consultant, and government official, Hidalgo has taken part in urban transport projects ...
A woman walks among motorized traffic in Bangalore, India. Pedestrian rights are often ignored across India due to a lack in legal provisions for pedestrians, forcing them to walk alongside fast moving traffic at great risk to their lives. Photo by jchessma/Flickr. Cropped.
Where are the footpaths? A case for protecting pedestrian rights in India
India’s constitution guarantees every citizen a fundamental right to move freely throughout the country. Today, this right is violated in most cities, as pedestrian infrastructure has taken a backseat in the planning of Indian cities. Traditional Indian cities with compact ...
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