Posts tagged with 'road safety'
London’s successes with congestion pricing demonstrates how such policies can be a powerful tool for curbing traffic, encouraging walking and cycling, and raising revenue to support public transit. Photo by mariordo59/Flickr.
Pricing congestion to invest in sustainable transport: lessons from London
In 2003, London adopted a program of congestion pricing that now places a roughly $17 (£11.50) daily fee on motor vehicles entering central London. The effort was expected to reduce car traffic, air pollution, and emissions in the area, and ...
Curitiba, Brazil has one of the world’s highest rates of green space per capita and is considered a top city for walkability. Photo by Jardim Botânico/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Greening the street for better public spaces
Streets perform a necessary function in the life of cities, like the arteries of a complex, urban organism. As the Project for Public Spaces notes, city streets “animate the social and economic life of communities” by serving as primary sites ...
The 2015 World Bicycle Forum brought cycling activists and city leaders together from around the world to discuss how we can make our cities safer by design. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
Want a cycling city? Design for traffic safety
Two weeks ago, the World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia brought together more than 4,000 attendees from across the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities of urban cycling. Many have praised the event for its ability to bring a ...
The experience of Indore, India shows why bus rapid transit (BRT) lanes need to be separate from normal car traffic in order achieve its potential as a fast, efficient mode of transport. Photo by EMBARQ/Flickr.
Bus rapid transit buses win battle with cars in Indore
This article was originally published in the Deccan Herald on February 25, 2015. After five years of construction, Indore opened one of India’s few bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in May 2013. Operations started with a fraction of the total ...
Rather than making traffic worse, complete streets—like this one in Juiz de Fora, Brazil—facilitate more efficient urban mobility by providing adequate, protected space for all. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
The data we need to move beyond streets for cars
Too many cities currently evaluate their streets in a way that doesn’t support long-term sustainability. The conventional approach centers exclusively on cars, and how quickly they can move up and down streets. Under this approach, a street receives an “A ...
With the launch of its web-based mobile app, São Paulo’s bus system allows late-night bus users to receive real-time information about the city's new 24-hour lines. Photo by Marlise Rodrigues/Flickr.
Riding São Paulo’s new 24-hour bus into the sunrise
For São Paulo, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, making sure that residents have access to reliable transport options at all hours of the day is a particularly acute issue given the size and population of the city. Starting ...
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