Posts tagged with 'road safety'
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers.
How Am I Driving? A Dialogue on Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in India
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers. Photo by Akshay Mahajan   This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation   As India’s urban ...
Transoeste - Moving Forward In Rio
Transoeste – Moving Forward In Rio
Our Health and Road Safety Team trekked south to Rio de Janeiro last month, to inspect the recently opened Transoeste BRT. EMBARQ has been working closely with Rio’s BRT authority since the project’s inception, conducting road safety audits and inspections ...
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 ...
Friday Fun: The One-Wheeled Motorcycle?
Friday Fun: The One-Wheeled Motorcycle?
America’s great foray into “personal, green transportation”—the Segway—has not actually transformed the ways pedestrians interact with the built environment, so much as it has provided tour groups and campus police forces with a new way to cruise. These vehicles, which blur ...
Research Recap, August 20: India Road Network, Emissions Reductions in Los Angeles, Complete Streets Policy, American Walking Habits, Elderly Pedestrians
Research Recap, August 20: India Road Network, Emissions Reductions in Los Angeles, Complete Streets Policy, American Walking Habits, Elderly Pedestrians
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India Road Network The Indian Ministry of Road Transportation released its latest Basic Road Statistics Report, which ...
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Facebook’s Emits 285,000 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Annually Facebook released its total carbon emissions footprint. The global ...
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
The European Road Safety Charter (ERSC), an EU Commission Initiative program, is holding a contest for road safety bloggers.  According to the World Health Organization road accidents are the leading cause of death for 15 to 19 year olds globally and ...
The Newest Car-Free Day in Peru: ¡Ciclovía de Trujillo!
The Newest Car-Free Day in Peru: ¡Ciclovía de Trujillo!
Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru, held its first-ever ciclovía on Sunday, as a result of a partnership between the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA), the National Government of Peru and EMBARQ Andino. This urban car-free event, which literally translates to “bike path,” closed down ...
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Transit Funding The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a transit-oriented nonprofit that advocates for increased mobility in the ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 22: Los Angeles Bike Lanes, Wildlife for Economic Growth, Carcinogenic Fumes
TheCityFix Picks, June 22: Los Angeles Bike Lanes, Wildlife for Economic Growth, Carcinogenic Fumes
Integrated Transport Anticipating construction of the new SunRail commuter train in Central Florida, the city of Winter Park is considering a new bike share system linking residents to the new train system. Other Central Florida cities are also looking into ...
New Traffic Safety Guidelines Can Save Lives on Bus Corridors Worldwide
New Traffic Safety Guidelines Can Save Lives on Bus Corridors Worldwide
Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type ...
Upcoming Event: Measuring the Importance of Arts and Culture in Cities
Upcoming Event: Measuring the Importance of Arts and Culture in Cities
Does the Louvre make Paris more livable? Do the theaters on Broadway make New York City safer? How about the jazz clubs in New Orleans? Do they inspire city dwellers to explore their environment? We all might agree that cultural ...
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
This post was originally published on the Asian Development Bank blog by Ko Sakamoto on March 14, 2012. Asia’s rapidly growing economies require significant investments in transport infrastructure and services, plus policies and strategies to promote sustainable transport. Here are ...
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Highways EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, released a new study last week on urban highways. ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 9: Elevated BRT, Airbags for Pedestrians, Equal Housing Rights
TheCityFix Picks, March 9: Elevated BRT, Airbags for Pedestrians, Equal Housing Rights
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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