With the number of motor vehicles in Turkey doubling in the past decade, road safety is a growing issue for the country.
EMBARQ Turkey's first annual Livable Cities Symposium, held November 30, 2013, explored how smart cities, car-sharing, public participation, public spaces, urban design, and historic preservation can improve quality of life in cities.
Juan Miguel Velasquez, Associate with EMBARQ's Global Research and Practice team, presented EMBARQ's Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in a webinar for the BRT Centre of Excellence.
Road traffic crashes currently contribute to 1.3 million deaths and 50 million injuries every year. The cost of these traffic accidents worldwide has reached $518 billion.
As Turkey rapidly grows more urban and citizens are faced with the choice between private cars and sustainable transport, the need for infrastructure that supports active or non-motorized transport has never been greater.