Making Space for Corridors and Ensuring Reliability: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions
Photo by WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities/ Flickr
On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an overview of how cities can effectively implement BRT in a variety ...
With a (Not So) New Mayor, Bogotá Refocuses Its Attention on Public Transport
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In his inaugural address on January 1, 2016, Mayor of Bogota Enrique Peñalosa outlined some ambitious goals. In line with the achievements of his first administration, Peñalosa declared his vision to make Bogota a world leader in sustainable mobility with the “best public transport ...
Reframing the Issue of Women’s Safety in Public Transport in Brazil and France
With many women facing harassment and violence in public transport, cities should prioritize women's safety in an inclusive transport planning process. Photo by Benoit Colin/Flickr.
A city cannot be inclusive without ensuring women’s safety in public transport. Women often remain a vulnerable part of the transit users, as many face violence, verbal harassment, physical abuse and discriminatory graffiti messages in stations. For example a third ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Forging Our Road Map for the Year Ahead
Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Integrated Planning, the Role of the Private Sector and Women’s Safety
Photo by Aaron Minnick/Wri
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...
Emerging Trends, Model Cities and Major Challenges: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions
Photo by WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an overview of how cities can effectively implement BRT in ...
Delhi’s Diet Plan
Photo by Joy Banerjee/ Flickr
Kudos to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and all others in the Delhi government responsible for announcing a car-restriction program. It is great to see city leaders realize that private vehicles cannot solve its mobility problem and start a diet programme. ...
Why Sustainable Transport Is a Key Driver of Sustainable Urban Development
Comfort and safety is necessary for active transport and non-motorized mobility. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brazil | EMBARQ Brazil.
About 80 percent of all wealth generated in the world comes from the cities, which attract millions of people every year in search of opportunities. There are already 3.9 billion people living in urban areas and, in 2050, that number ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Meeting Road Safety Goals, Equitable TOD and Improving Data Collection
Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Meeting Our Global Commitments Will Require Disruptive Change
Transforming Transportation kicks off with a focus on integrating policy wi. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...