Posts tagged with 'South America'
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Waiting at the Book Stop
Waiting at the Book Stop
A passenger peruses books at a “Book Stop” in Sao Paolo. Photo by Parada do Livro. What if bus shelters were also mini libraries? What if, while you waited for the bus, you could pick out a book, and take ...
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Safety on two wheels? There’s an app for that
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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Photo by Andreas Møl Dalsgaard via the Danish Film Institute.
Film Reveals Bogota’s Urban Transformation
I recently watched “Bogotá Change,” a film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival under a film series titled “Cities on Speed.” The video below is a trailer for the four films, covering urban challenges in Mumbai, Shanghai, Cairo and Bogota. ...
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Calle Mercaderes, pedestrianized with the support of EMBARQ Andino in 2008. Photo by Gwen Kash.
Community Voices: Talking Transit in Arequipa, Peru
Welcome to Arequipa, the famous “White City” of Peru. EMBARQ Andino has been working with the municipality here to improve transportation for all arequipeños, starting with the highly successful pedestrianization of Mercaderes Street.  Now, the city is taking on a ...
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EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann accompanies journalists on a tour of Transoeste, the first bus rapid transit corridor in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Mariana Gil / EMBARQ Brazil.
Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
This post was originally published by Holger Dalkmann, the director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), on WRI Insights. As we look to make sense of the Rio+20 conference that concluded last week, we can confidently say that transportation drove its ...
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EMBARQ Brasil Director Toni Lindau and the new Transoeste BRT
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org. As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid ...
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