Posts tagged with 'road safety'
Making India's Urban Streets Safer By Design
Making India's Urban Streets Safer By Design
India has the highest number of traffic-crash deaths in the world. Of the 140,000 fatalities that occur annually, more than 40 percent take place in urban areas. A large percentage of these are pedestrians and bicyclists, who typically comprise more ...
Friday Fun: Two Maps Use Data to Help Cyclists Navigate Cities
Friday Fun: Two Maps Use Data to Help Cyclists Navigate Cities
Cycling in cities, especially in areas you’re unfamiliar with, can be a stressful experience. One of the most anxiety-inducing aspects of cycling is ambiguity; it can be difficult to tell what areas of the cities have designed bike lanes, where ...
Friday Fun: Designing Intersections for Cyclists
Friday Fun: Designing Intersections for Cyclists
Biking alongside traffic can be a stressful experience in many cities. Dedicated bike lanes are the best solution for protecting cyclists—however, many cities struggle to even put in painted lanes—a simple and cost-effective solution. At worst, cyclists have no designated ...
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
Today (October 19), the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global status report on road safety, previously published in 2013. The Global status report is the authoritative document for traffic safety, documenting global traffic deaths, analyzing the causes of traffic-related ...
Day 3 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: Road Safety, Reducing Waste and Shared Mobility
Day 3 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: Road Safety, Reducing Waste and Shared Mobility
Today was the final day of the three-day conference International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) in Mexico City. The event brought together urban planners and transport experts from across the globe to help cities work toward a ...
Why Mexico Needs a General Road Safety Law to Decrease Traffic Fatalities
Why Mexico Needs a General Road Safety Law to Decrease Traffic Fatalities
From October 12 to 14, EMBARQ México (WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ team in Mexico) will host the XI Cities and Transport International Conference, where decision makers will participate in workshops and discuss urban planning to help Mexico City ...
Friday Fun: Cities Around the World Celebrate International Walk to School Day
Friday Fun: Cities Around the World Celebrate International Walk to School Day
This past Wednesday (October 7) marked the celebration of the fifteenth annual International Walk to School Day. Schools in more than 40 countries across the globe participated in the event—including the U.S., Turkey, Brazil and China—encouraging students to walk with ...
Why Mexico Needs to Begin Regulating its Sidewalks
Why Mexico Needs to Begin Regulating its Sidewalks
From October 12 to 14, EMBARQ México (WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ team in Mexico) will host the XI Cities and Transport International Conference, where decision makers will participate in workshops and discuss how infill development can help Mexico ...
Day 2 of Cities & Transport International Congress: New Climate Economy, Planning for Safer Roads
Day 2 of Cities & Transport International Congress: New Climate Economy, Planning for Safer Roads
Today marked the second and final day of the Cities & Transport International Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where more than 1,000 participants and 130 speakers gathered to share their experiences and ideas on how to forge sustainable cities. ...
New Rules of the Road in Mexico City
New Rules of the Road in Mexico City
This week, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera celebrated the Day of the Pedestrian by announcing strong new policies to reduce speed limits and to increase penalties for dangerous driving. In doing so, he ushered in a new era of traffic safety ...
Designing Safer Cities in India: Reducing Speed and Protecting Pedestrians
Designing Safer Cities in India: Reducing Speed and Protecting Pedestrians
Over 140,000 people lost their lives on our roads last year, giving India the dubious distinction of having the highest number of road accident victims in the world. As our country continues to motorize exponentially, this problem will only grow—unless ...
Friday Fun: How Drones Are Mapping Cities and Improving Road Safety
Friday Fun: How Drones Are Mapping Cities and Improving Road Safety
A few days ago (July 28-30), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) met in California to discuss the future of personal and commercial drone use. NASA’s eagerness to deliberate on drones comes as a response to rising drone use ...
Five Lessons for Making Bike Share a Success in India
Five Lessons for Making Bike Share a Success in India
Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS), or bike share, as it is more popularly known, was first introduced in Amsterdam in 1965. While the concept spread to various European cities, it remained largely experimental in nature and small in scale. It wasn’t ...
Friday Fun: Using Virtual Reality to Create Safer Drivers
Friday Fun: Using Virtual Reality to Create Safer Drivers
Talking about virtual reality (VR) often calls to mind movies like The Matrix or futuristic video games—however, VR is also proving to be an unlikely ally in the fight to make roads safer in cities everywhere. The World Health Organization warns ...
How to Make Cities Safer by Design
How to Make Cities Safer by Design
Traffic crashes claim more than 1.2 million each year, and will be the world’s fifth-largest cause of death by 2030 unless we improve road safety. The impact of these crashes falls disproportionally on cities in the developing world, with 90 ...
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