Posts in the 'Road Safety' category
Research Recap, March 14: Electric Vehicle Readiness, Better Bike Infrastructure, Gas Pump Prices
Research Recap, March 14: Electric Vehicle Readiness, Better Bike Infrastructure, Gas Pump Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Roadblocks for Electric Vehicle Adoption Deloitte, the international accounting and consulting firm, recently published a study ...
Philips Livable Cities Award: Vote Now!
Philips Livable Cities Award: Vote Now!
There’s a few weeks left to vote for the Philips Livable Cities Award, a global initiative launched in May 2010 designed to “generate practical, achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of people living in cities.” Philips asked individuals and ...
Data and Analysis to Improve Road Safety in Arequipa
Data and Analysis to Improve Road Safety in Arequipa
The historic and ornate city of Arequipa is the economic and cultural hub of Southern Peru. But crowded streets, poor air quality and a disordered array of buses characterize mobility in this Andean city, the second largest in the country. ...
Transport and Health: Measuring the Link
Transport and Health: Measuring the Link
It is crucial to develop a robust, simple and meaningful set of indicators to measure the impact of transport policy on public health in order to achieve any real change in the status quo, according to Dr. Carlos Dora of ...
Q&A with Mikael Colville-Andersen: The Controversy Over Bike Helmets
Q&A with Mikael Colville-Andersen: The Controversy Over Bike Helmets
This interview is part of a series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. “Adding highway ...
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
About half of the world now lives in cities, and this figure is expected to grow to 70 percent by 2050, with most urban growth projected to occur in developing countries. As people move to cities at this unprecedented pace ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Generally, in the United States larger grocery store chains supply a variety of fresh food at lower costs, while independent grocers, bodegas and smaller stores have less selection and higher operating costs and prices.  Such stores tend to have a ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood recently announced the Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) program, an initiative that “will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort.” The initiative ...
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
This interview is part of a series of interviews featuring sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
Invisible Riders in the City of Angels
Invisible Riders in the City of Angels
Planners Network, the organization of progressive planning, wrote about working-class cyclists in Los Angeles this week. Poorer sections of cities are notorious for having more dangerous intersections and this is true of Los Angeles. Beyond faster moving traffic in residential ...
Arriving at Better Road Safety Measures
Arriving at Better Road Safety Measures
In its recent infographic, GOOD magazine looks at “handful of cities around the world and how often their pedestrians are killed while attempting to traverse” some of the world’s biggest urban landscapes. However, the graphic fails to take into account ...
New Report: Better Transportation Means Healthier People
New Report: Better Transportation Means Healthier People
Across large- and mid-sized cities, projects and initiatives that link transportation and the built environment to public health are gaining ground. A recent study by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI) reports that a multi-sectored and collaborative approach to planning ...
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
São Paulo, Brazil is notorious for its horrifically congested streets. The city has the world’s sixth most painful commute, and motorization in the metropolitan area of more than 19 million residents is growing by 10 percent per year. But just ...
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
The city of Baldwin Park, Calif. — the birthplace of the drive-thru restaurant  — made the news this week after city officials banned construction of any new drive-thrus for at least the next nine months. The first In-N-Out drive-thru burger joint ...
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