Posts tagged with 'international energy agency'
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is expanding worldwide, particularly in Asia and Latin America. Watch it grow on BRTdata.org. Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
New BRT data shows cities’ increased commitment to sustainable transport
The BRTData.org global database of bus rapid transit (BRT) data has recently been updated, and the increased number of BRT lines, as well as the length of those lines, reflects the commitment of cities around the world to provide high-capacity ...
TransOeste BRT driver
Visualize and explore Bus Rapid Transit with this revamped data portal
Every single day, nearly 30.9 million people ride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or busways system globally. That’s more people than the entire population of Ghana or the state of Texas. 19.5 million (63.3%) of these passengers are located in Latin ...
Over 300 BRTs and busways around the world
Over 300 BRTs and busways around the world
Big news for fans of Bus Rapid Transit and busways – there are now over 300 bus corridors around the world. ViveBus in Chihuahua, Mexico put the total over 300 when it launched this year. Advanced bus systems have now ...
Pedestrian crossing
On the move: Steering urban transport in a new direction
This is the inaugural post of a new “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Ever since the mass production of automobiles began nearly a century ago, the prevailing paradigm in urban transport has been the ...
TransMilenio BRT system, Bogotá, Colômbia. Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
Bus transportation making an impact: an update from the BRT world
Buses began operating at a large scale by the year 1910, offering the advantages of route flexibility for routing, adaptation alongside the development of urban roads, and lower installation costs, as compared to railways. Efficient service and door-to-door service between ...
The bus rapid transit system in Guangzhou, China, began operations in 2010. Photo by ITDP-China.
China Transportation Briefing: Bus Rapid Transit in China – On the Way
Our China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. Each ...
Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT). By williamcho.
Sustainable transport finance: thinking nationally and locally
The world, and Asia in particular, is heading in the wrong direction Asia is rapidly urbanizing, creating localized stress on the transport system. In 2011, for the first time in history, more Chinese lived in urban centers than rural areas ...
Photo by Scania Group.
Safer mobility, safer climate
Each time we travel extra miles in private cars, we emit more CO2, and we create more traffic related deaths and injuries (see data from the International Energy Agency and the World Health Organization). Each year 1.3 million die from ...
Upcoming Webinar: Launching the Global BRT Database
Upcoming Webinar: Launching the Global BRT Database
Join us on Tuesday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. EDT for a webinar to launch BRTdata.org, the most comprehensive public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around the world. Register for the webinar here. The new website was created by ...
Research Recap, November 14: Diminishing Drunk Driving, Metrorail Safety, Future Energy Forecasts
Research Recap, November 14: Diminishing Drunk Driving, Metrorail Safety, Future Energy Forecasts
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Diminishing Drunk Driving The U.S. national program to develop anti-drunk driving technology, Driver Alcohol Detection System ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
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 ...
Transport, Energy and CO2 in Asia
Transport, Energy and CO2 in Asia
Electric railway system in Bangkok. Photo by SpAvAAi. Lew Fulton of the International Energy Agency made a very compelling presentation at the most recent BAQ Asia Conference. Here are some of the most important messages from his data-intensive presentation: Asian ...
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