How does a transport network cope with ever-increasing demands on its systems and infrastructure? Thanks to rapid urbanization, numerous cities around the globe are struggling with that question. And while the issue is critical now, it will only intensify in the years ahead.
How did Guanghzou, Seoul, Naya Raipur, and Guadalajara became more sustainable, resilient, and save money at the same time? Stories from these world cities can inspire a new paradigm for the urban future.
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the five countries and ten cities that will be the focus of its Global Road Safety Initiative, which aims to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries worldwide.
Indian cities are often burdened with intense traffic congestion, poor air quality, and inequitable access to transport.
The Safe Access Manual offers recommendations to develop safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities. Improving access to mass transit in India—building on a national investment of US$15 billion to help develop urban transport infrastructure—can expand access to jobs and opportunities...
- Press Release
Washington, DC (January 14, 2015)—One of the primary challenges associated with rapid global urbanization is how to ensure the safety of city streets.
Today, more than half the world's population live in cities. And another 1.5 billion people will be added to city populations by 2030. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes every year. That's eight Boeing 747's every single day.
One of the primary challenges associated with rapid global urbanization is how to ensure the safety of city streets. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1.2 million people die on the world’...
Many cities in developing countries lack the capacity, knowledge, and tools to make informed decisions to improve mobility.
Bangalore is currently in the process of implementing a wide-ranging set of reforms to its urban bus system, one of the largest in India. At the center of this effort is a pioneering re-design of the route and network structure of bus services in the city.