Posts tagged with 'transport'
Chengdu, China encourages cycling and walking to mitigate air pollution from fossil fuels. Photo by Richy / Fickr
China’s Clean Air Challenge: $3 Billion Air Pollution from Transport in Chengdu
This is the third installment of WRI’s China’s Clean Air Challenge blog series. This series examines the increasing social, environmental and economic impacts of the serious air quality challenge in Chinese cities and investigates the sources of emissions and sustainable ...
Traffic Plagues New York City's Times Square. Photo by Javi Sánchez de la viña/Flickr
Toward Car-Free Cities: Why Congestion Charging Failed in New York
“Toward Car-Free Cities,” a blog series by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Urban Mobility Team, explores the challenges and opportunities for Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies. TDM focuses on reducing the demand for private vehicles through combining public policy ...
Photo by Adam Cohn / Flickr
Subsidizing Congestion? India’s Current Fiscal Policy for Public Buses and Private Vehicles
Revenue generated from taxation allows governments to invest in infrastructure and resources that allow for the delivery of essential services. Broadly speaking, these investments are expected to work towards improving the quality of life for the country’s citizens. However, India’s ...
While housing costs may be down, urban sprawl does not make cities more affordable. Photo by Kasper Christensen / Flickr
Unaffordability Is a Problem, but Sprawl Is a Terrible Solution
Many hard-working families spend more than they can afford on housing and transportation, leaving them with insufficient money to spend on other essential goods such as food and healthcare. This is a tragedy. It results, in part, from public policies ...
Medellin, Colombia integrates transport infrastructure to solve its transit challenges. Metroplús/WRI/Flickr
The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies
Developing cities worldwide face a severe and worsening transport crisis. A new book, “The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies,” reports that urban transport problems are following a perverse pattern: While education and healthcare tend to improve as developing cities ...
A Women Travels by Bus in India. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ/Flickr
Why it is Key to Include Gender Equality in Transport Design
A 1996 iconic study from Vienna, Austria explored why there were fewer girls (above age nine) in public parks as compared to the number of boys. The researchers concluded that the boys were more assertive in their use of the ...
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