Posts tagged with 'Colombia'
Enforcement, not legislation: Colombia’s problem with drunk driving
Enforcement, not legislation: Colombia’s problem with drunk driving
Colombia’s drunk driving laws are consistent with global best practices. But are they enforced? Photo by Thomas Hawk. In Colombia, in recent days, several tragic incidents have started a national conversation on drunk driving. Two young women were killed in ...
Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Joel McCann.
The life and death of urban highways
Cover for the newly released publication “Vida e Morte das Rodovias Urbanas“. Courtesy of EMBARQ Brasil. EMBARQ Brazil and ITDP Brazil officially launched the Portuguese version of “Life and Death of Urban Highways” last week, during the III Congress SIBRT: ...
BRT Knowledge Sharing in Asia, the Latin American Way
BRT Knowledge Sharing in Asia, the Latin American Way
  The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, along with CEPT University, is launching the Asia BRTS Conference to be held on September 6-8, 2012, with the goal of improving knowledge, sharing experiences and advancing the concept of bus rapid transit (BRT) in India and across Asia. ...
Film Reveals Bogota's Urban Transformation
Film Reveals Bogota's Urban Transformation
I recently watched “Bogotá Change,” a film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival under a film series titled “Cities on Speed.” The video below is a trailer for the four films, covering urban challenges in Mumbai, Shanghai, Cairo and Bogota. ...
BRTdata.org: Updates for Brazil, Colombia and Canada
BRTdata.org: Updates for Brazil, Colombia and Canada
BRTdata.org, which features more than 90 geographic, statistical and service-level indicators, released a fourth update on Thursday, adding information on new lines from Canada to Colombia. The website features the most comprehensive, public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems ...
A New Ciclovía Comes to Trujillo, Peru
A New Ciclovía Comes to Trujillo, Peru
On Sunday, Trujillo, Peru will launch its first ciclovía, literally translated to “bike path” in Spanish, an event that will temporarily close down streets to cars and opening them to cyclists and pedestrians alike. Turning cars away, even for a ...
Cycling in Three World Cities: How Do They Compare?
Cycling in Three World Cities: How Do They Compare?
What urban characteristics create successful bicycle programs and how can cities with low cycling rates learn from these? This blog post aims to provide answers to these questions, based on a research project, “Case Studies in Urban Mobility: The Role ...
Research Recap, July 2: Bogota's Urban Density, Cape Town's Formalized Transit, Taiwan's Eco-Cities
Research Recap, July 2: Bogota's Urban Density, Cape Town's Formalized Transit, Taiwan's Eco-Cities
BRT Increases Density The Study Group for Urban and Regional Sustainability (SUR), part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia found that bus rapid transit (BRT) accounts for Bogota’s increased density. ...
Walking Brings Us Together: Reliving Colombia's Carnaval de Barranquilla
Walking Brings Us Together: Reliving Colombia's Carnaval de Barranquilla
Last weekend, I enjoyed one of the most amazing and fun activities a city has to offer: I was part of “Carnaval de Barranquilla,” a UNESCO-recognized heritage event. The theme of the carnival is “El que vive es el que ...
Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Bogotá, Colombia, home of TransMilenio and Ciclovia, celebrated the 13th annual “Car-Free Day,” proving that life is possible without cars in a big city. Congestion was slightly relieved and air quality somewhat improved, as it is every year. Some people changed ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 3: Brazilian BRT, Seaweed Biofuel, Electric Taxis in Bogota
TheCityFix Picks, February 3: Brazilian BRT, Seaweed Biofuel, Electric Taxis in Bogota
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 ...
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
A version of this post was originally posted on EMBARQ.org on January 24, 2012.  For more info: www.st-award.org. WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – San Francisco, USA, and Medellin, Colombia, were selected as the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Award winners today during the annual ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
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 ...
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Productive Urban Densities A new report examining urban population densities found that, on the whole, growing ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
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 ...
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