Posts in the 'Road Safety' category
Q&A with Akshay Mani: Rajkot's New Auto-Rickshaw Fleet
Q&A with Akshay Mani: Rajkot's New Auto-Rickshaw Fleet
One week ago, with assistance from  EMBARQ India, the city of Rajkot, in partnership with Nirmal Foundation, launched the G-Auto service, debuting a new fleet of auto-rickshaws, featuring a unified brand and dial-a-rixa (call-in) service, on July 13. The initial fleet includes 50 ...
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting
The call for papers deadline is looming  for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd annual conference in Washington, D.C., taking place from January 13-17, 2013. You can submit your paper at TRB’s paper collection site until August 1. Paper topics at TRB ...
Steering Indian Cities Towards Higher Fuel Quality Standards
Steering Indian Cities Towards Higher Fuel Quality Standards
While scaling up sustainable transportation solutions worldwide, it’s important that we still consider the reality of personal automobile demand. Tackling the lower-hanging fruit of vehicular emissions reductions in densely populated developing countries is critical for mitigating climate change and improving ...
Lessons in "Living" Cities from Santiago
Lessons in "Living" Cities from Santiago
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Last week in Santiago, Chile, the Plaza Italia was once again crowded with bicyclists for the monthly cicletada. Local bicycling organizations and ...
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Green Guilt The National Geographic Society, publisher of National Geographic Magazine,  released its annual Greendex Survey, a ...
Research Recap, July 9: Quality of Life, Sustainable Commutes, Rail TOD, Induced Travel Demand
Research Recap, July 9: Quality of Life, Sustainable Commutes, Rail TOD, Induced Travel Demand
Quality of Life The Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University, Australia published a study linking quality of life  and public health to  transport systems and overall user happiness. Sustainable Commutes A team of scholars from Belgium correlated shorter, more ...
Friday Fun: Getting to the Other Side
Friday Fun: Getting to the Other Side
As you may remember, we’ve written before about the panoply of zoologically themed street crossing names, from “puffins” to “pelicans.” Contemporary urbanites are now creating whole new beasts out of pedestrian walkways, from do-it yourself (DIY) crossings in the United ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
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 ...
The Road to Independence Day
The Road to Independence Day
Today marks Independence Day, commonly known as Fourth of July, commemorating the United States’ independence from Great Britain. Millions of Americans will celebrate their national history by enjoying parks, fireworks and barbecues, and many of them will use cars to get ...
Research Recap, July 2: Bogota's Urban Density, Cape Town's Formalized Transit, Taiwan's Eco-Cities
Research Recap, July 2: Bogota's Urban Density, Cape Town's Formalized Transit, Taiwan's Eco-Cities
BRT Increases Density The Study Group for Urban and Regional Sustainability (SUR), part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia found that bus rapid transit (BRT) accounts for Bogota’s increased density. ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
Integrated Transport Lahore announced that its 32-kilometer bus rapid transit (BRT) system will be set to begin operations by September, emulating Istanbul’s Metrobus transit system, with a gift of 100 articulated buses from Istanbul Mayor Kadir Tobbaş. The San Francisco ...
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org. As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid ...
Why Transportation Needs to Be on the Rio+20 Agenda
Why Transportation Needs to Be on the Rio+20 Agenda
This post originally appeared on WRI Insights Ten years ago, world leaders convened in Johannesburg to establish the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), global strategies designed to end poverty, hunger, and disease by 2015. While the pledges were ambitious, they ...
New Traffic Safety Guidelines Can Save Lives on Bus Corridors Worldwide
New Traffic Safety Guidelines Can Save Lives on Bus Corridors Worldwide
Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type ...
Research Recap, April 23: More Bike Lanes, Dangerous Mopeds, Costly Air Pollution
Research Recap, April 23: More Bike Lanes, Dangerous Mopeds, Costly Air Pollution
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. More Lanes, More Bikers Cities with a greater supply of bike paths and lanes have significantly ...
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