Since 2005, Istanbul has been pedestrianizing select areas on the city’s Historic Peninsula. According to Assessment of the Air Quality Effects of Pedestrianization on Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula by our EMBARQ team in Turkey, these measures have significantly improved air...
“Safe Cycling Design Manual for Istanbul”, a publication from EMBARQ (sustainable urban mobility by WRI), recently received an Excellen
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In 2007, Istanbul added the Metrobüs bus rapid transit (BRT) system to its multimodal transport network.
As advanced bus systems continue to gain traction worldwide, users are spending less time stuck in traffic and more time being productive and living their lives.
Accounting for approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, physical inactivity is now the fourth leading cause of mortality in the world according the World Health Organization (WHO).
EMBARQ Turkey's Safe Cycling Design Manual for Istanbul approaches cycling by examining three main topics: (1) the social, economic, and environmental benefits of urban cycling; (2) the governance of cycling infrastructure and user preferences; and (3) solutions for implementing safe,...
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.
More than 1.2 million people worldwide are killed in road traffic crashes every year, and an additional 20 to 50 million are injured.
- 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.