Posts tagged with 'road safety'
Friday Fun: Fashionable and Inflatable Bike Helmets
Friday Fun: Fashionable and Inflatable Bike Helmets
   Hövding is an invisible bike helmet that inflates like an airbag in the event of a crash. (We previously wrote about it as a “Best of 2010” technological innovation.) Created as an industrial design thesis project by Anna Haupt ...
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 ...
Friday Fun: Jeans for Bike Commuters by Levi's
Friday Fun: Jeans for Bike Commuters by Levi's
Levi Strauss & Co., creator of Levi’s brand of denim jeans, designed a new product, optimized specifically for the needs of the urban commuter cyclist. The “Commuter” series of jeans by Levi’s features fabric and construction upgrades that increase mobility ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
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 ...
Bicycles Liberate Women in Zimbabwe
Bicycles Liberate Women in Zimbabwe
In an article last week for the Guardian’s Bike Blog, Jane Madembo relived her experience as a public transit and bicycle commuter in Zimbabwe. In the article, Madembo explains that public transport was scarce in the low-density, suburban areas where ...
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
  Holger Dalkmann was recently announced as the newest director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) An avid cyclist and a geographer by trade, Dalkmann assumes his role with a strong background in business development, research and policy in both ...
New Report: Intelligent Transport Systems Market Valued at $48 Billion
New Report: Intelligent Transport Systems Market Valued at $48 Billion
According to a new study released by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), cities and states with reduced budgets are turning to technology solutions to maximize the use of existing transport infrastructure and resources. The study reports that ...
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 ...
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, August 8: Multi-Modal Metros, Green Vehicles, Traffic Crash Attributions
Research Recap, August 8: Multi-Modal Metros, Green Vehicles, Traffic Crash Attributions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Multi-Modal Metros Metropolitan Washington, D.C. appears to be experiencing substantial growth in multi-modal transport with more and more ...
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
The municipality of Riosucio (“Dirty River”), located in Northwest Colombia in the Chocó State, floods annually. The ancestral fishing village has traditionally dealt with this yearly problem by building informal plank bridges that citizens must carefully walk across to reach their destination. To mitigate ...
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Last month, the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development (ITDP) partnered with artist, musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to raise awareness for sustainable transport in Latin American cities. In an 18-day, nine-city tour, Byrne took the stage ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 29: Trek of the Tricycles, India's Smart Grid, By the City/For the City
TheCityFix Picks, July 29: Trek of the Tricycles, India's Smart Grid, By the City/For the City
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 ...
Stephen Colbert Mocks Nissan LEAF's "Wave" Campaign
Stephen Colbert Mocks Nissan LEAF's "Wave" Campaign
Today is the deadline to submit ideas for a universal greeting to be used between fellow Nissan LEAF owners. Stephen Colbert, the hilarious host of The Colbert Report, took the opportunity to remind us that the best gesture to give ...
A Rise in Fatal Cycling Accidents in Brazil
A Rise in Fatal Cycling Accidents in Brazil
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese onTheCityFix Brasil on July 25, 2011.  Bicycles are a great ally in the fight for healthier communities through sustainable transport. However, a survey by the Department of Transit ...
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