The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 has been launched in more than 100 countries so far, with one goal: save five million lives from traffic deaths globally by 2020.
Sustainable transport and urbanization event set to kick-off in Mumbai
On April 15-16, Indian and international experts will discuss the current scenario of sustainable transport and urban planning in India, and the opportunities for the future of sustainable cities
After several months of negotiation between representatives of the City of Arequipa, the city’s Office of Road Traffic and Transportation, and the Integrated Transport System provider SIT-Arequipa, EMBARQ Andino was awarded a contract to provide technical assistance to make Arequipa’s bus system more functional, and more integrated.
EMBARQ interviews Health and Road Safety expert, Claudia Adriazola-Steil
Q1. How can we tackle the problem of rising obesity and physical inactivity through transport?
Lack of physical activity contributes to 3.2 million deaths annually, yet just 150 minutes of physical activity per week - about 20 minutes per day - can improve health and reduce the risk of disease.
Istanbul is seeing high levels of traffic jams and suffering from the externalities of unsustainable forms of transport. What has cycling to offer to contribute to the solution?
Recognizing that the streets of Indore were plagued by obstructions on pedestrian footpaths, instances of road space not being used as intended — problems which cause all road users to move less safely and efficiently, EMBARQ India produced the report "Indore: A Place for People".
BikeLab Istanbul project hosts workshop
EMBARQ Turkiye’s BikeLab Istanbul hosted a February 11th workshop, in which experts addressed the role of the bicycle in Turkey’s transportation framework and discussed issues of safety, the design of a bike network, and the challenges of employing the bicycle as a means of transportation in Turkey’s urban areas.
Partners in the Transforming Transportation 2013 conference share lessons, ideas, and opportunities for action.
Urbanization is one of the most significant modern-day phenomena and making urban transport more sustainable has become an urgent development priority. Six out of 10 people will live in cities by 2030. These growing cities are struggling to provide services to residents and deal with overburdened roads, as well as the threat of climate change and rising road traffic injuries.
Peru’s legislature approved the continuation of a 2012 initiative to motivate and reward local governments for taking steps toward improved road safety, public spaces, and non-motorized transport.
In a victory for EMBARQ Andino and the team led by Jorge Jara and Sybil Settlemyre, Peru’s legislature passed the 2013 Municipal Management and Modernization Plan, continuing a 2012 initiative to motivate and reward local governments for taking steps toward improve