Posts tagged with 'pedestrian crossings'
Why Does Universal Street Design Matter? Ensuring Accessibility for All in Belo Horizonte
Why Does Universal Street Design Matter? Ensuring Accessibility for All in Belo Horizonte
Improving public transit requires a hard look not just at vehicles and routes but at how people get on and off them. Too often, design that takes into account how all different kinds of people might use a system is ...
6 Road Design Changes That Can Save Lives
6 Road Design Changes That Can Save Lives
 Urbanization is by and large a good thing, corresponding with steady declines in extreme poverty. More compact cities may also hold the key to a sustainable future. But this trend has come with a side effect: more dangerous city streets. With ...
WUF9 Beyond the Convention Center: A (Very) Brief Tour of Kuala Lumpur
WUF9 Beyond the Convention Center: A (Very) Brief Tour of Kuala Lumpur
What happens when 22,000 urbanists descend on your city for the biannual World Urban Forum? We present, we dialogue, we attend high-level sessions, side events, training events, and networking events. Maybe most importantly, we benefit from the open exchange of ...
We Know How to Save Millions from Dying on the World’s Roads
We Know How to Save Millions from Dying on the World’s Roads
Fewer than 3 people per 100,000 are killed in road crashes in Sweden every year, less than almost anywhere else in the world. In contrast, it’s 11 per 100,000 in countries like India and the United States. One reason for ...
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 ...
Addis Ababa’s New Light-Rail Network Gets a Safety Audit
Addis Ababa’s New Light-Rail Network Gets a Safety Audit
Addis Ababa’s light rail transit system (LRT), launched in October 2015 as the first LRT in sub-Saharan Africa, serves some 120,000 passengers a day. The LRT may help reduce travel times for some, and lead to a safer, cleaner transport ...
This zebra directing traffic is not a joke. It is one of hundreds of city employees saving lives while making streets in La Paz, Bolivia friendlier for pedestrians. Photo via oneillinstituteblog.org.
Friday Fun: Dancing zebras for safer streets
The streets of La Paz, Bolivia present severe risks for pedestrians. The country’s capital faces rising demand for cars, and has inadequate traffic signs and universally accessible pedestrian infrastructure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the traffic fatality rate ...
Campaign launch.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, begins campaign to respect pedestrians
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has taken an important step in protecting its pedestrians. Two weeks ago, the capital of the eponymous Brazilian state launched the campaign, “Pedestrians. I respect” (“Pedestre. Eu Respeito”) on city streets. The launch of the program is ...
Friday Fun: China's Foot-Painted Tree Crossings
Friday Fun: China's Foot-Painted Tree Crossings
A simple crosswalk in Shanghai was turned into a piece of eco-conscious artwork, raising awareness about the environmental benefits of walking. In a partnership with advertising firm DDB China and the China Environmental Protection Foundation, 132 white canvases, adorned with ...
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
  The rapidly growing car culture in Mumbai has led officials and urban planners to compromise pedestrian infrastructure for car-centric and congestion-easing strategies. According to the Times of India, although 44 percent of citizens walk some distance to work, the ...
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Improving Walkability in Asian Cities The Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Clean Air Initiative ...
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
This interview is part of a bi-weekly 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. Arlington ...
Following the Flow of the People with Crosswalks
Following the Flow of the People with Crosswalks
We all know that crosswalks facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians across streets. We should heed them, walk within them and avoid jaywalking. A number of designers are rethinking the traditional concept of the crosswalk in favor of designs that ...
"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 ...
Guiding Pedestrians: HAWKs in the Lead, While Pelicans and Puffins Fall Behind
Guiding Pedestrians: HAWKs in the Lead, While Pelicans and Puffins Fall Behind
A few weeks ago, we published a post featuring a few ornothologically inspired pedestrian crosswalks, including pelicans, puffins, toucans, and HAWKs. Which is best for pedestrians, we wondered?
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