Posts tagged with 'air quality'
TheCityFix Picks, November 4: Ecobici Expansion, Olympic Park Design Contest, Korean Hybrids
TheCityFix Picks, November 4: Ecobici Expansion, Olympic Park Design Contest, Korean Hybrids
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
California's Policy Model to Reduce Oil Use and Vehicle Emissions
California's Policy Model to Reduce Oil Use and Vehicle Emissions
Despite having continual governing issues, budget problems and high employment, California has been a leader in developing policy to address climate change. Dan Sperling, discussing California’s leadership in vehicle emissions standards at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at an ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
New Study Shows Link between Transport and Health in Arequipa
New Study Shows Link between Transport and Health in Arequipa
Arequipa’s transport system affects the health of its residents, leading to 320 traffic fatalities over three years, fostering regular walking and biking rates of only 9.9 percent, and contributing to dangerous air pollution levels that far exceed World Health Organization ...
Updates on Latin America Carbon Finance
Updates on Latin America Carbon Finance
The 2011 Latin American Carbon Forum wrapped up in San Jose, Costa Rica last week. The forum was created as a platform to discuss the global carbon market and present policy analysis for climate change mitigation. The event was also ...
WHO: Air Pollution Kills More Than 2 Million People Each Year
WHO: Air Pollution Kills More Than 2 Million People Each Year
The World Health Organization released an unprecedented compilation of air quality data last week hat shows a dangerous increase in air pollution levels. According to the data, over 2 million people die every year from indoor and outdoor air pollution, ...
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) released a study that benchmarks the pedestrian infrastructure of six Indian cities. The publication, “Walkability in Indian Cities,” looks at walkability in Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Indore, Pune, Rajkot and Surat. The study also ...
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. U.S. Transit Access The Brookings Institution released a new report, “Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households,” examining ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 19: Complete Streets, Dangerous Crosswalks, Parks for the People
TheCityFix Picks, August 19: Complete Streets, Dangerous Crosswalks, Parks for the People
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
HopStop: Saves Carbon, Burns Calories
HopStop: Saves Carbon, Burns Calories
  HopStop, the provider of pedestrian navigation and mobile transit scheduling, is introducing a new environmentally friendly initiative to its online service: a carbon emissions savings calculator. Now when you use HopStop for transit-based directions to your next destination, you will ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Urban Green Space Key in Improving Air Quality
Urban Green Space Key in Improving Air Quality
A new study out of the University of Kent in the UK found that a 10 percent increase in urban tree coverage in mid-size cities, like Leicester, can absorb about 12 percent of carbon emissions, contributing to cleaner air. The ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 15: Kalka Mail Derails, SoBi Bike Share, Defunding Smart Growth
TheCityFix Picks, July 15: Kalka Mail Derails, SoBi Bike Share, Defunding Smart Growth
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Exchange Your Car for a Lifetime Bus Pass
Exchange Your Car for a Lifetime Bus Pass
In an effort to promote its new tram system, cut congestion and reduce air pollution, the city of Murcia, Spain is offering a lifetime public transit pass to citizens who give up their cars. The campaign, “Mejor en Tranvía,” (Better ...
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