Posts tagged with 'motorcycles'
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As motorcycle fleets grow in cities worldwide, governments must prioritize improving street design and alternative mobility options to slow the rise in motorcycle crashes. Photo by Frank/Flickr.
Growing motorcycle use creates a global safety challenge
Cities worldwide face the pressing challenge of growing motorcycle fleets and remarkable increases in related traffic fatalities. With streets ill-prepared and motor-bikes whizzing in every direction, the scene might best be described as urban transport anarchy. The problem is especially ...
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Paris metro is poised to grow by 200 km (125 miles) of new lines. Photo by Phil Hilfiker.
TheCityFix Picks, May 27: Bike Sales, Car-Free Streets, Expanding Parisian Metro Lines
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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Scooters are very common in Taiwan. Photo by Sheu Hau Chow.
Electric Vehicles in Taiwan
Due to its high rates of urbanization and population density, Taiwan is an ideal nation for electric vehicles (EV). In a country with nearly one vehicle per person, a reformation of the private transportation sector is essential to meaningfully reduce ...
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Migrants, motorbikes and personal cars crowd Jakarta's streets during Lebaran. Photo by Rezan.
Cities in Flux: Pilgrimage in Jakarta Stifles Movement Once a Year
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Last year, nearly 30 million ...
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Special Correspondent: The Strategy Behind Banning Motorbikes in Calabar, Nigeria
Special Correspondent: The Strategy Behind Banning Motorbikes in Calabar, Nigeria
In November 2009, the Cross River State government banned the use of commercial motorcycles, or okadas, in Calabar, a city of 300,000 people, located in southeastern Nigeria.  Gab Okulaja, Special Advisor to the Governor of Cross River State and head ...