Sustainable urban transport and urban development included as part of solution.
The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration has developed a Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, providing an overall framework for activities planned by governments, civil society and the private sector over the next ten years to address the "tremendous global burden" of fatalities and injuries result
Raising awareness about environmentally friendly ways to decrease traffic congestion.
In Turkey, most people live in cities. The daily commute, especially in metropolitan areas like Istanbul, has become a daily grind, and at certain times of day, hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in their cars.
Member of Global Citizenship team learns about how public transit is shaping the future of Brazil.
Brandon Tidwell, the program advisor for philanthropic investments in education and the environment at FedEx Corp., shares his story about a recent trip to Curitiba, Brazil, where he learned about innovations in transportation, like bus rapid transit, that have transformed the future of the city.
Vehicles are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent.
Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. expanded its electric hybrid power vehicle system into Latin America's city bus market this month with the delivery of two hybrid-powered buses into the public transportation system of Guadalajara, Mexico.
New bike racks encourage cycling for employees of one of southern Brazil's largest banks.
The Bank of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (BANRISUL), one of the largest banks in southern Brazil, opened its first bike parking facilities at its headquarters in Porto Alegre.
Experts analyze the role of sustainable transport in climate change negotiations
Pedestrian-only paths mark progress for planned BRT system.
The city of Arequipa, Peru transformed its downtown Bolivar and Sucre Streets into pedestrian-only areas, as part of the ongoing construction work to prepare for the new System of Integrated Transport (SIT).
Putting people first in an urbanizing world.
"Cities need to start planning now to radically re-engineer their infrastructure to cope with much larger populations than they currently support," concludes a new report released last week by Forum for the Future, a U.K.-based sustainable development organization.
New publication provides recommendations for Indian cities.
A new publication, “Bus Karo: A Guidebook on Bus Planning & Operations,” released today by EMBARQ India, provides case studies, recommendations, and specific methodologies that serve as a helpful reference to Indian cities and states as they set up new transit agencies, operate buses, monitor th
EMBARQ and Shell Foundation co-host event to discuss transport solutions for public health and road safety.
Road traffic crashes are among the leading causes of death and disability in Indian cities, but the trend can be reversed through sustainable transport and planning that prioritizes people, not vehicles, concluded a group of public health and transport experts at today’s “Sustainable Transport Saves Lives” roundtable discussion.