Posts tagged with 'pedestrian infrastructure'
The pedestrianization project in the Historic Peninsula of Istanbul, Turkey, has created vibrant thoroughfares that has allowed the city to compromise between preserving culture and meeting the mobility needs of its growing populace. Photo by Gulsen Oczan/Flickr.
Peninsulas and public spaces: The pedestrianization of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey, has stood at the center of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. It has acted as a central hub of political history and artistic creation for some 20 centuries, with remnants of the ...
Mumbai India's skywalks have been a symbol of poor planning for the city, but with public engagement and key design initiatives, the skywalk still has the potential to increase access for the residents of the city. Photo by TheMumbaiflyover/Flickr.
A story of demand and dissent for Mumbai’s skywalks
Mumbai, India’s skywalk project was meant to provide better connectivity and accessibility for pedestrians in the city. The project – a joint initiative of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Maharshtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) – ...
Urban design has a large impact on lifestyle, with bike lanes and pedestrian pathways promoting healthy behaviors for city residents across Brazil. Photo by Raul/Flickr.
Creating active cities and healthy citizens through innovative urban design
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, killing as many as 17 million people each year. Sedentary, inactive lifestyles are a major contributor to this rise in cardiovascular disease – stress, pollution, poor diet, and lack ...
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Upon receiving numerous complaints from readers on the state of pedestrian spaces in Mumbai, Hindustan Times started a campaign to raise awareness about the problem. The conflict between pedestrians and private vehicles in India is yet another example of how urban ...
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Global Oil Demand Global demand for oil may peak before 2020 and fall back to 2010 ...
Research Recap, October 3: Wasting Time in Cars, Booming Bicycles, Pedestrian Safety
Research Recap, October 3: Wasting Time in Cars, Booming Bicycles, Pedestrian Safety
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Congestion-Riddled Commuting The Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University released its 2011 Urban Mobility Report. The ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) released a study that benchmarks the pedestrian infrastructure of six Indian cities. The publication, “Walkability in Indian Cities,” looks at walkability in Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Indore, Pune, Rajkot and Surat. The study also ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
Integrated Transport The Latin American Association for Integrated Transport and Bus Rapid Transit (SIBRT) hosted Mobilidade Curitiba, a transport workshop exploring the urban mobility of Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday. The city of Detroit is pursuing a bike sharing system, with near-term plans to ...
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
  The rapidly growing car culture in Mumbai has led officials and urban planners to compromise pedestrian infrastructure for car-centric and congestion-easing strategies. According to the Times of India, although 44 percent of citizens walk some distance to work, the ...
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
The municipality of Riosucio (“Dirty River”), located in Northwest Colombia in the Chocó State, floods annually. The ancestral fishing village has traditionally dealt with this yearly problem by building informal plank bridges that citizens must carefully walk across to reach their destination. To mitigate ...
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Peak Driving Approaching? Peak car use has been reached by many of the world’s cities, suggests ...
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Improving Walkability in Asian Cities The Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Clean Air Initiative ...
New Report: Biking Builds Jobs
New Report: Biking Builds Jobs
Grist.org and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have been writing about how building biking infrastructure spurs job growth in the wake of two inter-related studies. Nonmotorized transit projects create indirect, direct and induced jobs (i.e. growth in other ...
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