Posts tagged with 'Nairobi'
Tech Startups Offer New Answers to African Transport Woes. How Can Cities Capitalize?
Tech Startups Offer New Answers to African Transport Woes. How Can Cities Capitalize?
The fundamentals of urban mobility are changing rapidly. Apps like Uber and Lyft are becoming ubiquitous around the world and new modes like electric and shared bicycles and scooters are on the rise. The conversation is increasingly trending toward mobility ...
In African Cities, Mapping Paratransit Makes for Smarter Mobility
In African Cities, Mapping Paratransit Makes for Smarter Mobility
Hand-drawn in black marker and spanning an entire wall of Addis Ababa’s Anbessa company headquarters is a map depicting stops, timetables and fares for the city’s 73-year-old public bus system. Peeling icons and stickers tell a history of corrections and ...
New Mobility Is Coming to a City Near You – Will It Be Sustainable?
New Mobility Is Coming to a City Near You – Will It Be Sustainable?
More than 300 new bike-share services were launched worldwide last year. Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Didi Chuxing together provide more than 45 million rides a day. Electric scooters are accounting for more short trips in the places where they’re available and drones and autonomous ...
Can Paratransit Evolve Alongside African Cities?
Can Paratransit Evolve Alongside African Cities?
Dadalas, donfos, matatus, trotros, car rapides, minibus-taxis – whatever you call the on-demand minivan services that are so ubiquitous in many African cities, you can’t argue with their dominance. Such paratransit systems, as they are known in the transport world, ...
Solving for Water Security at the Source
Solving for Water Security at the Source
In the 1990s, New York City needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. But the prospect of spending $6-10 billion on a new water treatment plant, and another $100 million on annual operating costs, ...
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“Life Is Sacred”: The Surprising Link Between Reducing Homicide and Traffic Fatalities in Bogotá
In just 10 years, from 1996 to 2006, Bogotá’s traffic fatalities dropped by half. Despite facing challenges common to many cities – inadequate infrastructure, congestion, pollution, inequality and crime – the Colombian city has become a powerful example of urban ...
Q&A with Winnie Mitullah on Integrating Non-Motorized Transport in African Cities
Q&A with Winnie Mitullah on Integrating Non-Motorized Transport in African Cities
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Walking and cycling are the dominant modes of transport in African cities, and too often it’s ...
Bengaluru’s Krishna Rajendra Market Station Provides an Opportunity to Test a More Inclusive Approach to Development
Bengaluru’s Krishna Rajendra Market Station Provides an Opportunity to Test a More Inclusive Approach to Development
To keep pace with a rapidly growing population, Bengaluru is making huge investments in transportation infrastructure. One of the city’s newest metro stations, Krishna Rajendra Market Station, is a vibrant case study of how urban development can affect different communities. ...
Live From Transforming Transportation 2018: "A New Idea of Liberty"
Live From Transforming Transportation 2018: “A New Idea of Liberty”
“We are seeing in cities around the world and transport systems around the world, the beginning of a revolution,” said World Resources President and CEO Andrew Steer in Washington today. Welcoming more than 800 transport experts, policymakers, researchers and private ...
Nairobi’s Dangerous Streets Set to Become Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
Nairobi’s Dangerous Streets Set to Become Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. In 2015, 447 pedestrians were killed from traffic-related incidents in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital of more than ...
Photo Essay: Navigating Kibera Through Community Design
Photo Essay: Navigating Kibera Through Community Design
Wrapping your head around Kibera is no easy task. This Nairobi neighborhood is home to more than a quarter of a million people who live in an area smaller than New York’s Central Park. Most residents lack affordable access to ...
Winner Take All? Richard Florida’s ‘New Urban Crisis’ Part of Growing Global Focus on Unequal Cities
Winner Take All? Richard Florida’s ‘New Urban Crisis’ Part of Growing Global Focus on Unequal Cities
Cities are growing rapidly in more places than ever before, but this growth is not always accompanied by prosperity. The specter of inequality – and fear that it could short-circuit economic development – has been rising in the global urban ...
Between the Road and the Built Environment: Exploring New Opportunities for Africa’s Cities
Between the Road and the Built Environment: Exploring New Opportunities for Africa’s Cities
WRI Ross Center’s engagement with sub-Saharan African cities is emerging with new projects, research and training programs. In this series, we explore – and ask partners – how to pursue and maintain equal and sustainable cities, highlighting people, spaces, challenges ...
Why Developing Cities Should Standardize and Open Their Transit Data
Why Developing Cities Should Standardize and Open Their Transit Data
Wondering if it would be faster to bike, take the bus or metro to work? A simple search on Google Maps or your preferred transit app can give you this information almost instantly, thanks to transit agencies that provide their ...
Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly prevalent on transport systems, and could help shift users away from private vehicle use and towards mass transport. Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr.
How providing Wi-Fi can increase mass transit ridership
The global rise of smartphone usage has a number of implications for mass transit. It enables ridesharing – a service quickly emerging in cities worldwide. It can improve predictability of transport services through real-time tracking and crowdsourcing apps. It can ...
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