Posts in the 'Road Safety' category
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Friday Fun: Breaking Bad Habits in New York City
Friday Fun: Breaking Bad Habits in New York City
Ron Gabriel, a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts, created a video showing the bad habits of roads users and numerous near-miss accidents in one of New York City’s many intersections. Part of his master’s thesis, the video is ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
New Report: Measuring Pedestrian Safety in the U.S.
New Report: Measuring Pedestrian Safety in the U.S.
Transportation for America (TfA), a campaign to strengthen the nation’s transportation network, released an update to its “Dangerous by Design” report, an analysis of pedestrian safety in the design and use of American streets.  Accompanying the report, TfA ranked the ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 27: Bike Sales, Car-Free Streets, Expanding Parisian Metro Lines
TheCityFix Picks, May 27: Bike Sales, Car-Free Streets, Expanding Parisian Metro Lines
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The "Map Effect," Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The "Map Effect," Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Renewable Energy Estimates A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculated that ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Launching a Worldwide Movement to Save Lives
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Launching a Worldwide Movement to Save Lives
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Today marks the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, a worldwide effort declared by the United Nations General Assembly ...
Avoiding Traffic Crashes with High-Tech Cameras
Avoiding Traffic Crashes with High-Tech Cameras
Continental, the Germany-based international automotive components supplier, developed a stereo camera as a component of its braking system. The camera recognizes pedestrians and prevents serious road injuries. The company hopes that this new device will help prevent or at least ...
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Africa
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Africa
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. In response to the United Nations launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety this week, many countries have been making policy and ...
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. The Habit of Biking to Work For those considering participating in Bike to Work day on ...
Research Recap, May 2: Safe Cycle Tracks, The Value of Accessibility, Surprising Suburban Transit
Research Recap, May 2: Safe Cycle Tracks, The Value of Accessibility, Surprising Suburban Transit
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Promising Automotive Material A UTS research team developed reproducible samples of grapheme paper, a material derived ...
Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
The Phillips Livable Cities Award is a global initiative that celebrates simple solutions to improve health and well-being in cities. The award competition was designed to generate practical and achievable ideas to improve the quality of life for city-dwellers across the ...
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Water Shortages One billion city dwellers will suffer from water shortages in 2050, predicts a scientist ...
Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Bike Helmet Benefits The debate on the safety benefits of bike helmets rolls on with new ...
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