Posts tagged with 'road safety'
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Transforming Transportation: Toward Sustainable Mobility for All
From taxi apps to car sharing, from buses to the metro, from bike sharing to walking, not to mention personal cars, there are more transportation choices than ever before for that staple of modern life: the daily commute. The same ...
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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Narrow Traffic Lanes Make Cities Safer
In Beijing, Chennai and Fortaleza, the rate of fatalities from road crashes is more than 15 deaths per 100,000 residents. What do these cities have in common? They have traffic lanes wider than 3.6 meters (11.8 feet). A long-standing belief ...
A New Agenda for Road Safety in Urban Areas
A New Agenda for Road Safety in Urban Areas
Habitat III in Quito was the largest UN meeting to date, with more than 36,000 people from 167 countries, thousands of organizations and institutions, hundreds of meetings and side events and the adoption of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). Habitat ...
Driverless Vehicles: Safe Speeds Ensure Safety For All
Driverless Vehicles: Safe Speeds Ensure Safety For All
The coming of autonomous vehicle technology shows great promise for eliminating traffic deaths and serious road injuries. They could also make life a lot easier, but only if they are done right. Reducing traffic fatalities will depend on how cities ...
Live from Habitat III: Talking All Things Mobility at Transport Day
Live from Habitat III: Talking All Things Mobility at Transport Day
TheCityFix is live on the ground from Habitat III. Click here for our full coverage.  “We need to stop building cities for vehicles, and build cities for people,” remarked Quito’s Deputy Mayor, Eduardo del Pozo, setting the opening tone for ...
Live from Habitat III: Road Safety Strategies in the New Urban Agenda
Live from Habitat III: Road Safety Strategies in the New Urban Agenda
Everyday, 1.8 billion children go to school. While some of them use the sidewalks, other have to cross wide avenues – some even have to cross highways. And every day 500 of these children don’t make it to their classes, ...
Of Lords and Ladies: Exposing Mexico City’s Corruption, Unsafe Roads and more
Of Lords and Ladies: Exposing Mexico City’s Corruption, Unsafe Roads and more
A video went viral earlier this month in Mexico. Ari Santillan, urban activist and contributor to TheCityFix Mexico, was biking home after work on a dedicated bus-bike lane in Mexico City when a car, driving illegally in the lane, started ...
India Is One Step Closer to Safer Roads with the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016
India Is One Step Closer to Safer Roads with the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016
Every year, approximately 1.25 million people die in road traffic crashes. In 2015, India recorded 146,133 road traffic fatalities, which means that the country accounts for over 11 percent of the global numbers. While India is home to roughly two percent of ...
Nossa Cidade: Redesigning One of São Paulo’s Peripheral Streets for Safety
Nossa Cidade: Redesigning One of São Paulo’s Peripheral Streets for Safety
  Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Leaning on the expertise of specialists at WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities, the series features in depth articles on urban planning, sustainable mobility, resilience, road ...
Bogotá’s ciclovía gives residents the opportunity to enjoy public spaces for a variety of recreational activities every Sunday. Photo by Dario Hidalgo.
A New Way to Measure Road Safety That Doesn’t Wait for Crashes to Happen
In order to improve road safety, decision makers need accurate information about their city’s streets. Traditionally, road safety analysis has relied on historical data of actual crashes. However, the drawback of this “crash-based approach” is that it is reactive—we have ...
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Why Reducing Speeds Is Key to Improving Traffic Safety
At a training session at the World Bank in Washington, DC two years ago, Dr. Kavi Bhalla  from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health asked attendees to look down at the palms of their hands. The meeting included ...
Rod King: Lower Speeds Change How We Use Our Streets—for the Better
Rod King: Lower Speeds Change How We Use Our Streets—for the Better
More than 15 million people in the UK live in areas that have already adopted or are currently adopting speed limits. This data comes from the 20’s Plenty for Us, an organization in the UK dedicated to lowering speed limits ...
Bogotá’s ciclovía gives residents the opportunity to enjoy public spaces for a variety of recreational activities every Sunday. Photo by Dario Hidalgo.
Bogotá’s New Bike Lane: Not Just a Change in Direction, But a Change in Message
As part of Bogotá’s 16th annual car-free day on February 4, 2016 the city reaffirmed its commitment to safe cycling by converting one of the four lanes on Carrera 11—a major road—into a two-way bike lane. The road has included ...
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TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 5 Conversations with the World’s Top Urban Experts and Leaders
As 2014 comes to a close, it’s important that we look back and take stock of all that we learned—and the people we learned from. Over the past year, TheCityFix had the opportunity to sit down with some of the ...
India Can't Afford to Lose Any More Lives Due to Road Crashes
India Can't Afford to Lose Any More Lives Due to Road Crashes
Globally, 1.3 million people die each year in road traffic crashes. India, with only 2 percent of the global motor vehicle population, accounts for more than 10 percent of those fatalities. Further, in 2014 about 141,000 people lost their lives ...
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