Neighborhood Improvement Plan wins the Safer Roads, Safer India ChallengeOctober 02, 2014
On September 24, 2014, Ashoka Changemakers and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced the Hosur Sarjapur Road (HSR) Neighborhood Improvement Plan as a winner of the “Safer Roads, Safer India: Game Changing Innovations that Save Lives” Challenge.
EMBARQ Turkey gathers cycling solutions for Istanbul’s Transportation Master PlanOctober 02, 2014
Istanbul – Turkey’s most populous city with approximately 17 million inhabitants – is notorious for its congestion. While the city has taken strides to improve sustainable transport, bicycling remains an underutilized alternative to car transport.
EMBARQ and Bloomberg Philanthropies have worked together since 2010 to advance road safety and save lives in cities in Brazil, India, Mexico, and TurkeySeptember 29, 2014
Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation of three-term New York City Mayor and current United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael R. Bloomberg, announced today a new phase of its Global Road Safety initiative. The initiative aims to reduce fatalities and injuries from road traffic crashes worldwide.
WRI China, EMBARQ China, and city partners launch campaign to educate citizens about benefits of sustainable transportSeptember 16, 2014
Update: 9/30/14: This article has been updated to include information about where the Tongxin Doudou videos have been broadcasted since their launch. This article also previously stated that 22.2% of fine particulate matter in Beijing comes from vehicle emissions. That statistic has been updated to 31.1%, reflecting the most recent estimate from the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau.
Partnership will help improve sustainability and livability as Qingdao growsSeptember 16, 2014
As an important port city in northern China, Qingdao has been a key business hub over the past century, and is becoming even more influential as China emerges as a new commercial center of the world. However, rapid urbanization and increasing vehicle use have caused many problems in the city – similar to other rapidly growing cities worldwide – including traffic congestion, increased greenhouse gas (GHG) and local air pollutants emissions, and water shortages.
EMBARQ India Director Madhav Pai describes key mobility policies at the Smart Cities Summit in MumbaiSeptember 16, 2014
EMBARQ India Director Madhav Pai spoke at the Smart Cities Summit on ‘Five Principles for Mobility in Smart Cities.’ The summit, held on August 22 and 23 in Mumbai, was attended by over 300 people, including government officials, urban development and transport professionals, corporations, and other practitioners.
Work together will focus on modernizing transport and improving public spacesSeptember 15, 2014
EMBARQ Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Los Mochis, the largest city in the Municipality of Ahome, which is in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. With a population of about 250,000, Los Mochis is working to set an example for cities across the country to modernize public transport and urban mobility. EMBARQ Mexico will help to implement a mobility strategy that will shape sustainable urban development and improve quality of life.
EMBARQ Turkey partners with city of Kocaeli and the SOLUTIONS Project for global sustainable mobilitySeptember 12, 2014
EMBARQ Turkey is helping to lead the movement for sustainable transport as a partner of SOLUTIONS (Sharing Opportunities for Low-carbon Urban TransportaION), a global effort to facilitate dialogue and exchange between cities and support the implementation of sustainable mobility efforts. As a partner of this initiative, EMBARQ Turkey recently participated in a workshop for cities throughout Turkey to improve sustainable urban mobility.
EMBARQ Brasil hosts seminar to spread best practices in concession contract designSeptember 12, 2014
Well-planned and effectively implemented concession contracts are a crucial part of ensuring high quality public transport systems. These regulations are negotiated between the city and private companies that bid for the right to operate transport systems under certain conditions. On August 15, 2014 EMBARQ Brasil and the World Bank organized the “Public Transport Concession Models: Practices and Trends” seminar in São Paulo, Brazil to spread global lessons on concession contracts for transport.
Research team led by Nicolae Duduta sheds light on the impact of intersection design for pedestrian behavior and safetySeptember 05, 2014
For the second year in a row, EMBARQ researchers have won the Fred Burggraf award in recognition of excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger, awarded by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the United States National Research Council.