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Advocating for the rights of pedestrians and a better environment

Dhaka, 21 April 2016 — Sustainable transportation has been in the books for many policy-makers in developing countries but a further advanced step is reducing the pressure of vehicles on the roads by improving conditions for pedestrians. Work for Better Bangladesh Trust (WBB) has initiated much research on this topic that has helped convince relevant stakeholders and policymakers to not only pay heed to this idea, but to make it happen. See more.

Andar en bicicleta en Medellín

Medellin, 20 abril 2016 — Andar de bicicleta en Medellín es un fenómeno nuevo pero creciente. La creación de un sistema de bicicletas de uso compartido, llamado "EnCicla" fue un detonante para el uso de la bicicleta en la ciudad. Leer más.

Elétricos Compartilhados

Curitiba, 19 abril 2016 — Já maduro na Europa, o modelo de car-sharing está recém se delineando no Brasil – e, num projeto da Prefeitura de Curitiba, já chegou à cidade rebocado pela energia limpa. Neste artigo, conheça o Ecoelétrico compartilhado, projeto de compartilhamento de veículos elétricos que já poupou as emissões de mais de dez toneladas de CO2 e promete tirar de circulação cerca de 800 veículos particulares até o fim do ano. Leia mais.

Potenciando el uso del transporte público en Bogotá

Bogotá, 18 abril 2016 — El transporte es una de las principales prioridades de la administración de Enrique Peñalosa. Aunque aún es pronto para determinar cuales serán sus políticas concretas, ya ha empezado a tomar medidas que reflejan su forma de pensar en esta materia, en la que es experto. En concreto, ha creado una red destinada a fomentar el uso del transporte público y la bicicleta entre los empleados municipales. Leer más.

Bengaluru commuter rail service: Namma Railu

Bangalore, 15 April 2016 — Increased number of vehicles on road leading to congestion, longer commute time, extended implementation time for metro services on one hand whereas existing railway track, lesser commute time and implementation time, and benefits for suburbs in terms of affordability and increased economic activity have all given impetus for commuter railway services in Bengaluru. See more.

Xăng sinh học E5: Cách nào để tránh cái chết yểu?

Ho Chi Minh City, 14 tháng tư 2016 — Đã hơn một năm kể từ khi xăng sinh học E5 - hỗn hợp phối trộn giữa nhiên liệu truyền thống với phụ gia sinh học nhằm tăng chỉ số octan, cải thiện vấn nạn khí thải xe cộ, và giảm bớt sự phụ thuộc vào nhiên liệu hóa thạch - lần đầu tiên được bán đại trà ở Việt Nam. Sau những háo hức ban đầu và một số thành công tối thiểu, E5 dần đi vào quên lãng. Việt Nam cần làm gì để sản phẩm xanh đầy tiềm năng này thoát khỏi cái chết yểu hiển hiện? Xem thêm.

Bridging the Pedestrian Gap: Johannesburg’s attempt to pedestrianize a car-oriented city

Johannesburg, 13 April 2016 — The Transit Oriented Development strategy of the City of Johannesburg is producing a series of interventions intended to ease vehicular traffic and increase pedestrian safety, particularly along the BRT transit lines (known as the 'Corridors of Freedom'). A new pedestrian bridge or 'skywalk' is currently planned over one of the urban Corridors, the 'Empire-Perth Corridor', over the prominent intersection between the University of Johannesburg campus and a shopping mall. However, even where intentions are genuine, the bridge proposal also underlines many of the challenges in reshaping transportation for more pedestrian friendly, transit-oriented and cities. See more.

From car free Sundays to sustainable cities: Can Raahgiri catalyze long-term change?

Delhi, 12 April 2016 — When the car-free Sunday movement started on a small stretch of a well- frequented road in Gurgaon on 17 November 2013, citizens and authorities regarded it as a fun urban experiment. Wonder turned to incredulity as Raahgiri remained popular. Crowds kept turning out, on cycles, skateboards, with running shoes on, in dance gear, to paint and sing, to meet friends and discuss politics, to enjoy the outdoors and partake of a community life they realised had been completely missing—all of them, of course, leaving their cars home.See more.

Building flyovers: A part of sustainable urban transport system

Chittagong, 11 April 2016 — Bangladesh's longest flyover, 23-km long Akhtaruzzaman Chy flyover, which is being built by the Chittagong government, would help international trade as it links the port city to the airport in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. This project once completed could also reduce traffic congestion. For countries like Bangladesh which and can’t easily decrease the number of vehicles running on the street quickly, building flyovers can be a part of sustainable urban transport system. It would help to properly facilitate traffic congestion. Also pedestrians would have more space for themselves on roads to walk freely because flyovers can reduce the number of big vehicles in the road that can cause accidents. See more.

Smart moves to curb traffic congestion

Lagos, 8 April 2016 — A rising demand for transportation has led to a surge in the number of vehicles plying Lagos roads. The state government estimated the vehicle density as 224 per kilometre. The very high number of vehicles, poor traffic management and erratic driving habits of motorist culminates to cause traffic congestion on the city’s highways. The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was introduced as a public private partnership to provide cleaner, cheaper, and more efficient means of commuting. See more.