We also need to drive smaller, lighter vehicles. And we need to drive them less.
EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, had a strong presence at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 87th Annual Meeting, presenting research that offers policymakers critical insights on the negative impacts of modern transport systems, as well as concrete recommendations to help reduce these impacts.
Unique event brings together automotive manufactures, energy suppliers, and researchers to to solve transportation problems
This week, EMBARQ Director of Research Lee Schipper is participating in Michelin’s annual Challenge Bibendum, a unique event that brings together the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, energy suppliers and research institutes, to “provide political and economic decision makers…with insights and in-depth understanding on the latest advanced vehicle technology to help achieve a more f
Participants Brainstormed Ways to Tackle City's Urban Air Pollution Problem
Last week, EMBARQ and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Directorate of the Environment hosted a “Scenario Development Workshop” addressing the city’s transport-related air pollution, including green house gas emissions.
EMBARQ's Latin America Program Director presents at climate change conference in Quito, Ecuador
On October 17, 2008, EMBARQ’s Latin America Program Director Luis Guitierrez participated in “Clima Latino”, a conference on climate change organized by the Secretariat of the Andean Community and the Municipalities of Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
EMBARQ partners with the Pan American Health Organization to advance sustainable transportation and public health in Latin American cities.
Over the last two decades, studies first conducted by transportation researchers and later supported by public health experts, have consistently shown the relationship between the built environment and health. Car dependent, low-density, and single land use cities negatively influence walking and biking, contribute to social stress, obesity and other chronic conditions.
EMBARQ Particpates in Mumbai Urban Space and Ahmedabad BRTS Worshop
In the last week of September EMBARQ's Senior Transport Engineer, Dario Hidalgo, and India Program Manager, Seema Parakh, traveled to India to present to representatives of 11 Indian cities now developing Bus Rapid Transit systems. Hidalgo and Parakh spoke about best practices for BRT systems, and discussed Mexico City and Bogotá's experiences designing, implementing, and operating BRT.
Mexico City's Mayor commits to a five-year plan to green urban transport with help from EMBARQ, CTS-Mexico, and WRI.
Mayor Marcelo Ebrard this morning announced a five-year partnership to green Mexico City's transportation system, following through on his campaign promise to fix the city's notoriously gridlocked and polluting traffic.
The event, organized by WRI Board member Alison Sander, brought together a wide range of sustainable transporation enthusiasts.
The website offers information about the center, its mission, strategies, activities, and supporters
CTS-Brasil has launched a new website available in both Portuguese and Spanish, offering information about the center, its mission, strategies, activities, and supporters. The website will soon be available in English.