Turkish Public Health Association awards EMBARQ Turkey for improving environment and public health
Co-Organized by The World Bank and EMBARQ
A global forum for city and business leaders working together to unlock urban mobility’s potential for the economy, people and the environment.
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div>Traffic safety is an often-overlooked benefit of sustainable transport. New research from EMBARQ shows that investments in sustainable transport can reduce traffic crashes and save lives.
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.
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.
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".
The 2012 International Conference on Walking and Sustainable Cities
We are pleased to announce that Walk 21 and EMBARQ Mexico have partnered to host the joint XIII International Walking and Liveable Communities Conference and VII International Congress on Sustainable Transport on September 30 to October 4, 2012 in Mexico City.