Raahgiri Day is India's first sustained car-free day. Launched in Gurgaon – India’s “Millennium City” – on November 17, 2013, the event closes 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) of major streets to automobiles every Sunday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and opens them up for recreational and community leisure...
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- Photo Essay
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.
- projectIntegrating sustainability and transport planning at the campus level
January 16-17, 2014 // Transforming Transportation 2014, co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank, Washington, D.C. Karla Gonzalez, World Bank, presented key road safety facts.
January 16-17, 2014 // Transforming Transportation 2014, co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank, Washington, D.C. Robert Earley, Transport Program Manager, Clean Air Asia, presented on reducing the impact of transportation on air pollution in China through freight and logistics.
Cities across the globe now have more resources at their disposal to improve traffic safety and reduce crashes and fatalities.
Traffic safety improvements are an often-overlooked benefit of sustainable transport projects and policies. New research from EMBARQ finds that investments in biking and pedestrian infrastructure, improved mass transit systems, and measures to limit motor vehicle usage can all significantly...
November 20, 2013 // Livable Cities Symposium, hosted by EMBARQ Turkey. Ben Welle, EMBARQ's Assistant Director for Health and Road Safety, presented on the role of transit-oriented development in making communities safer, healthier, and more active.
The pedestrianization of Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula, which began in 2011, has resulted in the conversion of over 250 streets from car-dominated roads to people-oriented spaces.
EMBARQ Turkey, in partnership with Gehl Architects, has been working to revitalize the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul, a region of unique historic and cultural heritage. This report presents research conducted by Gehl Architects and EMBARQ Turkey on public spaces, public interaction,...