Posts tagged with 'road safety'
Japanese Short Poems Convey Road Safety in New York City
Japanese Short Poems Convey Road Safety in New York City
New York City’s Department of Transportation launched its “Curbside Haiku” safety education and public art campaign last month. The campaign features twelve bright and eye-catching designs that mimic the style of traditional street safety signs. The twist, however, is that ...
Research Recap, December 5: African Green City Index, Peak Pedestrian Risk, Running Red Lights
Research Recap, December 5: African Green City Index, Peak Pedestrian Risk, Running Red Lights
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. African Green City Index The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released the African Green City Index, examining ...
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 ...
Q&A with Marco Priego: Road Safety in Mexico
Q&A with Marco Priego: Road Safety in Mexico
Early last month, The Economist published an article on the relationship between road safety in Mexico and lack of discipline in driver training and testing programs. The article makes the argument that without a universal testing scheme, Mexico will not ...
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Global Oil Demand Global demand for oil may peak before 2020 and fall back to 2010 ...
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Congestion is not an easy beast to tame for cities around the world. Building more roads and increasing the capacity of public transport does little to improve congestion, according to new research conducted in American cities and published by economists ...
Women at Higher Risk of Injury in Car Crashes
Women at Higher Risk of Injury in Car Crashes
According to a new study by the American Journal of Public Health, women are at a greater risk of injury or death in car crashes because of inadequate safety design in motor vehicles. Because women are, on average, shorter, lighter, ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
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 ...
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 ...
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
The United States Department of Transportation and the Transportation Research Board are sponsoring a data visualization competition, understanding that informed decision-making, based on sound data and analysis, is the cornerstone in crafting effective transportation policies and investments. The competition is ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
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 ...
Urban Bikeway Design Guide for U.S. Cities
Urban Bikeway Design Guide for U.S. Cities
New York City Transportation Commissioner and current NACTO president Janette Sadik-Khan, along with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, today announced the print release of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the preeminent resource for designing and engineering bikeways in ...
This Sunday, Vote to Make Transport Safer in Mexico
This Sunday, Vote to Make Transport Safer in Mexico
Annually, more than 1,000 children under the age of 14 are injured in traffic crashes in Monterrey, Mexico. In this city, only 30 percent of children have access to a baby seat while traveling in a vehicle, and the same percentage wear a seat belt, endangering many lives. The Transformando ...
New Study Shows Link between Transport and Health in Arequipa
New Study Shows Link between Transport and Health in Arequipa
Arequipa’s transport system affects the health of its residents, leading to 320 traffic fatalities over three years, fostering regular walking and biking rates of only 9.9 percent, and contributing to dangerous air pollution levels that far exceed World Health Organization ...
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