Posts tagged with 'Noise Pollution'
Oslo's 'Climate Budget' Is Building a Cleaner City
Oslo’s ‘Climate Budget’ Is Building a Cleaner City
In the stylish Grünerløkka neighborhood in Oslo, construction workers are busy rehabilitating Sophies Minde, an old medical clinic, into a new nursery school and maternal health center. Tidy piles of building materials along the perimeter of the construction site wait ...
Solar-Powered Battery Swap Stations Could Speed Rwanda’s Shift to Electric ‘Motos’
Solar-Powered Battery Swap Stations Could Speed Rwanda’s Shift to Electric ‘Motos’
Like many parts of Africa, motorcycles are the most popular form of transportation among Rwanda’s 13.3 million people. Whether they’re commuting to work or school, transporting jugs of water from the local taps or just running everyday errands, people on ...
Trees for Cities: Implementing Nature-Based Solutions in India
Trees for Cities: Implementing Nature-Based Solutions in India
Whether one seeks an escape from Delhi’s scorching summer heat or a winter afternoon basking in the sun, Sanjay Van National Park, one of the city’s few surviving urban forests, comes to mind. Mangalavanam in Kochi or Shalimar Bagh in ...
From Moving Cars to Moving People: Scaling Up Safer Streets in Indian Cities
From Moving Cars to Moving People: Scaling Up Safer Streets in Indian Cities
Most people in India walk – to work, to the market or to the railway station. According to the 2011 Indian census, 48% of people walk or cycle to work every day compared to the less than 3% of people ...
How Forests Near and Far Benefit People in Cities
How Forests Near and Far Benefit People in Cities
A New Yorker may not think about the forested Catskills Mountain Range upstate as she pours a glass of water. Londoners probably don’t consider the Amazon rainforest as they watch the rain falling on city parks. And folks in Addis ...
Friday Fun: Which Transport Mode Would You Choose? The Sounds of Commuting into Washington, DC
Friday Fun: Which Transport Mode Would You Choose? The Sounds of Commuting into Washington, DC
In December of 2007, I visited Tokyo, one of the largest and densest cities in the world. While I stood at an intersection near the busy Shibuya Station (which serves 2.4 million passengers per day), it struck me that the ...
Now in its fourth week, Mumbai’s Equal Streets movement has given citizens the opportunity to reclaim their streets as public spaces for people. Photo by Mansi Jain/ Facebook.
In photos: Mumbai celebrates four weeks of Equal Streets
Linking Road is known as one of Mumbai’s busiest streets. On any given day, it is choked with cars, taxis, buses, and rickshaws from every possible direction. In addition, noise pollution emanating from motorized vehicles has made the environment increasingly ...
Research Recap, March 12: Cancer-Causing Diesel, White Roofs for Heat Islands, Narcotic Carbon Monoxide
Research Recap, March 12: Cancer-Causing Diesel, White Roofs for Heat Islands, Narcotic Carbon Monoxide
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Diesel as a Carcinogen A long-term study by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute ...
Fighting Noise Pollution, Mumbai Celebrates No Honking Day
Fighting Noise Pollution, Mumbai Celebrates No Honking Day
Photo by James Cridland. In ancient Indian and Chinese texts, writers noted that the ultimate form of torture involved subjecting captives to loud and horrible noises. It’s an interesting paradox that we now live in the modern world as free ...
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Photo by Hossam all line. The New York Times reports today that noise on Cairo’s streets averages 85 decibels, the equivalent of standing just 15 feet from a passing freight train. And that’s just the average. In the loudest parts ...
What Do Cheap Cars Mean for India's Cities?
What Do Cheap Cars Mean for India's Cities?
An Indian street scene. Photo by Satbir from Flickr. Last week the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune ran a story on the new Tata Car priced at $2,500 coming out in India in 2008. Some time ago ...
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