Posts tagged with 'road safety'
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
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 ...
How to Promote Pedestrianism
How to Promote Pedestrianism
In order to encourage walking and re-educate the public on transportation choices, members of a new campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina placed unsanctioned street signs designating the amount of time it takes to travel to key destinations by walking. “Walk ...
Research Recap, February 27: Gravity Law Between Cities, Cycling Behavior, Luxury EV’s
Research Recap, February 27: Gravity Law Between Cities, Cycling Behavior, Luxury EV’s
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Semi-Urban Residents Cycle More A Belgian study on the commuting behavior of older adults found that ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
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 ...
Paris to Allow Cyclists to Run Red Lights
Paris to Allow Cyclists to Run Red Lights
Councilors in Paris, France approved a new rule that would allow bicyclists to run red lights. A result of a three-year campaign by cyclists’ associations, the rule comes after road safety experts deemed it a good measure to cut road ...
Chicago Applies NACTO Urban Bikeway Guidelines
Chicago Applies NACTO Urban Bikeway Guidelines
Last year, the National Association of City Transportation Officials released a technical guide on how to implement bike lanes in urban areas. We now see that Chicago is applying these guidelines to create safe biking paths across the city. We ...
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 ...
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Crime’s Influence on Travel Modes The Mineta Transportation Institute published a free report studying how neighborhood crime affects the way people choose their travel mode. The report finds that high crime neighborhoods tend to discourage residents from walking or riding ...
Friday Fun: Have a Safe New Year!
Friday Fun: Have a Safe New Year!
The Belgian organization Parents of Children Killed in Road Accidents (CRD) released a road safety video wishing commuters a safe and happy new year. CRD is a national association of fellow families of young traffic victims.  The organization supports families ...
Upcoming Event: 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
Upcoming Event: 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award will be presented on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, to two cities among four finalists: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Medellin, Colombia; and San Francisco, USA. The winners will be selected based on four ...
Upcoming Event: Transportation Research Board 2012 Annual Meeting
Upcoming Event: Transportation Research Board 2012 Annual Meeting
The Transportation Research Board will hold its 91st Annual Meeting on January 22-26, 2012, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels. The event’s theme, “Transportation: Putting Innovation and People to Work,” will cover ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
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: Bright Wheels Light Up Bike Path
Friday Fun: Bright Wheels Light Up Bike Path
Carnegie Mellon University industrial design students Jonathan Ota and Ethan Frier developed the Aura system that brings attention to bicyclists by lighting up their bike. The students incorporated six groups of three tri-colored LEDs attached to the rims of a ...
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 ...
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