More than 1.2 million people worldwide are killed in road traffic crashes every year, and an additional 20 to 50 million are injured.
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- 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.
EMBARQ Turkey recently concluded its Road Safety Lab (RSLab), a two-year long project that aims to assess the state of road safety in five Turkish cities (Konya, Eskişehir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, and Antalya) and offer transport planning and urban design solutions.
Over the past half-century, the world has urbanized at an unprecedented pace. In 1970, about 37% of the world’s population lived in urban areas.
“The New Urban Mobility Economy” seminar, co-organized by EMBARQ Brasil,
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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.
In 2010, EMBARQ Turkey – along with the rest of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program – began a
Raahgiri Day – the weekly event that closes streets to cars in the name of sustainable, active transport – has arrived in the world’s second largest city.
Public bicycle sharing (PBS) systems are widely utilized across Europe and China, with other regions of the world quickly catching up. India has yet to witness the implementation of a city-wide public bicycle sharing system, despite numerous local and neighborhood scale pilot initiatives.