September 16, 2013
The award recognizes EMBARQ Brazil’s work in partnership with the city of Belo Horizonte
July 23, 2013
"A bus carrying 54 tourists fell into an abyss of almost 100 meters deep. The accident left a toll of 37 dead, 8 missing and 9 wounded. The tragedy took place because of bad road conditions. " -Diario El Comercio, June 23, 2013
"17 people were injured when a public bus rolled over. The accident occurred in an area known for its dangerous hills, which have been the site of other fatal accidents" -Daily Republic, June 25, 2013
July 01, 2013
On June 4th, 2013, Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Director of EMBARQ’s Health and Road Safety program presented at Towards Zero, a world leading road safety conference held in Sweden. The country is known for its bold road safety efforts, but this is the first time it has hosted such a large event on the topic.
June 02, 2013
EMBARQ Andino joined forces with the Arequipa, Peru-based citizen’s initiative, Arequipa Te Queremos (Arequipa We Love You), to launch a nationwide campaign against a bill which would allow for the importation of used cars, without any sort of quality control regulations.
April 22, 2013
By Holger Dalkmann and Ashwin Prabhu — this post also appears in WRI Insights
April 16, 2013
The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 has been launched in more than 100 countries so far, with one goal: save five million lives from traffic deaths globally by 2020. In translating the Global Plan for the Decade into national action plans, many countries have taken measures to improve road safety, such as developing national road safety plans; introducing new laws; or increasing enforcement of existing legislation.
Sustainable transport and urbanization event set to kick-off in MumbaiApril 12, 2013
On April 15-16, Indian and international experts will discuss the current scenario of sustainable transport and urban planning in India, and the opportunities for the future of sustainable cities
Visit the conference website at embarqindia.org/CONNECTKaro
April 11, 2013
In 2011, nearly 350 million people lived in Indian cities. More than 300 million new residents will join them over the next few decades to become part of the new urban India. This population boom will stress an already-pressured urban infrastructure system, especially with regard to transportation.
EMBARQ interviews Health and Road Safety expert, Claudia Adriazola-SteilApril 07, 2013
Q1. How can we tackle the problem of rising obesity and physical inactivity through transport?
Lack of physical activity contributes to 3.2 million deaths annually, yet just 150 minutes of physical activity per week - about 20 minutes per day - can improve health and reduce the risk of disease. A study by the New York City Department of Health showed that those who take mass transport, cycle and walk as their main form of transport, receive more physical activity than those who rely on cars.
April 04, 2013
Istanbul is seeing high levels of traffic jams and suffering from the externalities of unsustainable forms of transport. What has cycling to offer to contribute to the solution? BikeLab Istanbul, a new project from EMBARQ Türkiye, recently published a report that identifies a number of actions to make Istanbul more bike-friendly and maximize the benefits from it. Below are six key recommendations from the report.