Belo Horizonte, Brazil, begins campaign to respect pedestrians
Campaign launch, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has taken an important step in protecting its pedestrians. Two weeks ago, the capital of the eponymous Brazilian state launched the campaign, “Pedestrians. I respect” (“Pedestre. Eu Respeito”) on city streets. The launch of the program is ...
Switching gears and bringing cycling culture back to China and Taiwan
Cycling from school in Shanghai, China. Photo by badbrother.
China is currently experiencing the fastest growth in bike-sharing in the world, with thirty-nine bike-share systems in place, with the latest addition from last month in Aksu, near the the Kyrgyzstan border. At the head of the thirty-nine cities sits Hangzhou, ...
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 ...
Friday Fun: Whom might you run into on public transport?
Passengers head southbound from Vine St. at Hollywood Blvd, July 1955. Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive.
Many of us who enjoy public transport on a daily basis have been there…. the dinner table stories of your Aunt Mary running into the Duchess of Cambridge on the London Underground or your brother sitting three rows behind Tom ...
Friday Fun: The 5 best nautical commutes for World Water Day 2013
Kids playing on Chowpatty beach, in Mumbai, India. Photo by Christian Haugen.
Happy World Water Day 2013! In the inconceivable event you were caught unawares for the past twenty years, in 1993 the UN General Assembly designated March 22nd as an annual day to raise international awareness of water conservation issues and ...
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 ...