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).
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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,...
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’...
Providing guidance and disseminating best practices are key to developing more equitable, livable, and productive cities.
How can cities harness urban mobility solutions to become more livable?
Editor's note: This post has been updated to include progress of the Equal Streets movement through the month of November.