Sustainable transport making headlines in the United Arab Emirates
Passengers ride the Dubai Metro in the United Arab Emirates. Photo by Beardedalien_lr.
Known for record-breaking skyscrapers, indoor ski slopes, and mega-shopping malls, the oil-rich UAE is not often the picture that immediately comes to mind on the topic of sustainable transport. But big things are happening in this small nation — from ...
Friday Fun: Taking auto emissions out of the picture in Beijing, China
Friday Fun: Taking auto emissions out of the picture in Beijing, China
Beijing’s poor air quality is nothing new. Yet, the visible air pollution from the “sand-smog” on February 28, 2013 still shocked the world. The Washington Post posted a photo of downtown Beijing, entitled, “The most shocking photo of Beijing air ...
The Metro Bus System comes to Lahore, Pakistan
Introducing the first mass public transportation system in Pakistan. Photo by Star240.
Today we celebrate a positive development coming out of Pakistan, overlooked by mainstream news: an advanced bus system in Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city. In years past, Lahore, capital of Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab, was a city where urban ...
Making Transport Safer for Women
Women making strides on public transport. By ¡Carlitos.
When the lack of safety for women in transport makes headlines December’s brutal gang rape and assault with an iron bar that caused fatal internal injury to a 23-year-old student on a public bus in New Delhi has caused nationwide ...
30 years of transport in Latin America: 15 years back, 15 years ahead
Curitiba, Brazil: advancing a tradition of leadership in advanced bus systems. Photo by Robert Blackie.
Fifteen years ago, Latin America passed a tipping point on the road to becoming a global leader in advanced bus systems, proving that municipalities can inspire meaningful change through a combination of leadership, institutional support, and funding. Today, Latin America ...
Cleaning-up the air with electric tricycles in Manila, Philippines
Tricycles are a source of air pollution and health hazards in Manila. Photo by digitalpimp.
This article was edited on March 22, 2013. With over 3.5 million currently in operation, the motorized tricycle – a close cousin of the ubiquitous motorized rickshaw seen zipping through the streets of India and throughout Southeast Asia - is an icon on ...
Reducing carbon emissions through better driving
Reducing carbon emissions through better driving
In August 2012, EMBARQ India in partnership with Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), organized a driver training, fuel monitoring, and vehicle maintenance workshop in Visakhapatnam, a port city on the southeast coast of India. This workshop was organized as ...
BikeLab Istanbul Helping to Solve Transportation Troubles in Historic Metropolis
Turning Istanbul into a bike city. Photo by bicyclemark.
Last year, Turkey and the Netherlands celebrated 400 years of diplomatic relations, established between Sultan Ahmed I and Maurice, Prince of Orange, in 1612. In 1600, there were around 460,000 inhabitants living in Istanbul. There are upwards of 13.8 million ...
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
We recently addressed car-centric orientations and designs of urban areas and the associated road safety and economic concerns. But the car as an object took a backseat in the discussions. But lest we neglect the opportunity this week, we’re dedicating ...
Science Fiction vs. Reality on the Streets of Tomorrow’s New Cities
Beijing, China moving toward the future. Photo by Stuck in Customs.
In Guy Montag’s city, it is illegal to be a pedestrian. The main character in Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian American classic, Fahrenheit 451, commutes by subway. He thinks little of the circumstances and of the culture which gave rise to ...