Posts tagged with 'pedestrians'
New Report: Bicycling and Walking in the United States
New Report: Bicycling and Walking in the United States
While obesity levels increased by 156 percent between 1960 and 2009, bicycling and walking levels fell by 66 percent. These are statistics from a new report by the Alliance for Biking and Walking. The report, “Bicycling and Walking in the ...
Call for Proposals: Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference
Call for Proposals: Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference
The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW) is now accepting proposals to present at the 17th Pro Walk/Pro Bike® conference in Long Beach, Calif. on September 10-13, 2012. Established in 1980, the Pro Walk/Pro Bike® conference is a North ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 2: Chicago BRT, Cycling Subsidies, My Healthy Arequipa
TheCityFix Picks, December 2: Chicago BRT, Cycling Subsidies, My Healthy Arequipa
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 ...
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Upon receiving numerous complaints from readers on the state of pedestrian spaces in Mumbai, Hindustan Times started a campaign to raise awareness about the problem. The conflict between pedestrians and private vehicles in India is yet another example of how urban ...
Striking a Balance in Transport for All Road Users
Striking a Balance in Transport for All Road Users
A recent study out of the London School of Medicine found that in comparing walking to cycling on London’s congested roads, bicyclists tend to have a higher concentration of carbon deposit in their lungs. We previously covered this story as ...
No Room for Bicyclists in Small Wisconsin Town
No Room for Bicyclists in Small Wisconsin Town
A small town in Wisconsin has been getting quite a bit of attention for considering a ban on bicyclists and pedestrian traffic from certain roads. A public safety committee in Hull, Wis., a town with a population of only about ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
Research Recap, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Research Recap, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Black Carbon Biking Urban cyclist commuters have more black carbon in their lungs than pedestrian commuters, according to ...
Despite Some Policy Concerns, Copenhagen Still Among Safest Cities in the World
Despite Some Policy Concerns, Copenhagen Still Among Safest Cities in the World
Do pedestrians “feel the squeeze” in Copenhagen because of too many bikers? Are there too many bikers in Copenhagen? These questions form the essence of two recent articles in the global press, the first in The New York Times, 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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
Integrated Transport The Latin American Association for Integrated Transport and Bus Rapid Transit (SIBRT) hosted Mobilidade Curitiba, a transport workshop exploring the urban mobility of Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday. The city of Detroit is pursuing a bike sharing system, with near-term plans to ...
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
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 ...
Friday Fun: Cars Paint Roads
Friday Fun: Cars Paint Roads
Iepe Rubingh, a Dutch artist, transformed a busy intersection in Berlin into a public art piece. “Painting Reality” is composed of bikers spilling liters of environmentally friendly and water-based paint in the path of moving traffic. Once spilled into the ...
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 ...
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