Posts tagged with 'road safety'
Thoughts on the Metro Hearing
Thoughts on the Metro Hearing
For the liveblog that I’ll be commenting on, click here. Below are my random thoughts on the whole hearing. On one level, I feel silly writing anything at all. This was largely, as far as I could tell, Eleanor Holmes ...
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
After the Red Line, the big local news story today is the District’s huge budget shortfall. As reported in the City Paper and the Post, the District is short $340 million over the next two years, largely due to low ...
Dangerous Roads in India Require New Policies
Dangerous Roads in India Require New Policies
In India, 105,725 people were killed and 452,922 people were injured in road traffic crashes in 2006, and the fatalities can be expected to grow to 260,000 in 2030, unless new policies are implemented, according to a study by Mohan, ...
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
Look Who's on the Road
Look Who's on the Road
India Pedestrians at busy intersection in Mumbai. Photo by saibotregeel. Engineering is often the only factor considered during design and implementation of junction improvements plans at key locations where flyovers are built. But the reality is that these locations are ...
The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
A biker struck by a car in Beijing. Courtesy of pmorgan of Flickr. It’s helpful to think about traffic safety with the following thought experiment: What would happen in a democratic forum, if the world’s population, represented by elected officials, ...
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