Posts tagged with 'walking'
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 ...
Lahore, like many Pakistani cities, is struggling with a trend towards car-centric development that has resulted in intense traffic congestion and air pollution. Photo by Luke X. Martin/Flickr.
Lahore’s roads to nowhere
Lahore, Pakistan is on a dangerous path toward a future of urban highways, underpasses, and flyovers that will eventually suffocate the city. By prioritizing car-centric infrastructure through new development contracts, the city is making traffic congestion, air pollution, and road ...
For Bogota’s 15th annual car-free day yesterday, residents had the chance to walk and bike together in their city’s streets to build a year-round culture of sustainable mobility. Photo by Carlos Felipe Pardo/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Bogotá, Colombia celebrates its 15th annual car-free day
Yesterday, Bogotá, Colombia celebrated the 15th anniversary of its annual car-free day. Between 5am and 7:30pm, residents left their cars behind and turned to a variety of other modes of transport—a symbolic act that 63 percent of citizens institutionalized through ...
Mexico City has already transformed its historic downtown to be more pedestrian friendly. What would the city look like if it continued in the car-free direction? Photo by Justin Swan/Flickr.
What human-centered design teaches us about making cities car-optional
Previously on TheCityFix, we took you through the initial steps of EMBARQ and IDEO’s project to explore how human-centered design thinking can be put to work for sustainable urban mobility. We’re asking a bold question – what if there were ...
Bus rapid transit (BRT) stations should be easily accessible and safe for pedestrians. Photo by Meena Kadri/Flickr.
How to enable safer access to mass transit in Indian cities
It is increasingly recognized that cities are both powerhouses of economic growth and the primary drivers of economic prosperity, worldwide. This holds true for urban India as well, where exponential growth is expected not only in existing metropolitan areas, but ...
Erik Vergel-Tovar (left) of Colombia and Madeline Brozen (right) of the United States—recipients of the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship—presented their research findings at Transforming Transportation 2015. Photos by Zhou Jia/WRI.
People-oriented streets and the built environment: Lee Schipper Memorial Scholars present at Transforming Transportation 2015
Last week’s Transforming Transportation conference put forth multiple innovative ideas for how cities can transform mobility to become more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. Speakers included former heads of state like Mexico’s Felipe Calderón, road safety champions like former New ...
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