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7 Proven Principles for Designing a Safer City

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Pedestrian areas like the one in New York City's Times Square reduce speeding and traffic crashes. Photo by City Clock Magazine, Flickr
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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When it Comes to Reducing Car Congestion, India’s Cities Can Learn from its Businesses

  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
The Indian city of Bangalore is engaging the private sector to shift how employees commute to work, reducing traffic congestion and costs for everyone. Photo by Miroslav Čuljat/Flickr.
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Designing Safer Cities for Children

  • road safety
  • health
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Children in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by Brian Negin/Flickr
  • road safety
  • health
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Making Cities Safer by Design: A Conversation with Jan Gehl and Ani Dasgupta

  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Bicyclists in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Martti Tulenheimo/Flickr
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety

Mexico City’s Car Congestion Slows Economic Growth, Costs Businesses

  • public transit
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Motorized vehicles are responsible for nearly half of Mexico City's greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Curt Carnemark / World Bank
  • public transit
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Why We Need Solutions at Scale to Solve Today’s Urban Challenges

  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
The ICLEI World Congress takes place in Seoul, South Korea this year, and serves to connect city leaders, enable collaborative partnerships, and facilitate knowledge-sharing for more sustainable development around the world. Photo by Seoul Korea/Flickr.
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
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The Road to Safety in India

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
India has one of the worst road safety records in the world, with around 1,37,423 road traffic fatalities in 2013. (Bangalore, India) Photo by EMBARQ.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Transforming Transportation 2015: Turning Momentum into Action

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
2015 provides three big opportunities to build global momentum around the course for change. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
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Who Needs Cars? Smart Mobility Can Make Cities Sustainable

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Mexico's BRT system
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Want Healthy, Thriving Cities? Tackle Traffic Safety First

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
One of the best ways cities can become safer for all is through sustainable transport systems like bus rapid transit (BRT). Photo by EMBARQ Brasil/Flickr.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities

  • public transit
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Transport demand management strategies help wane commuters off the private car and make sustainable transport alternatives more viable, easing congestion and improving quality of life in cities. Photo Credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
  • public transit
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
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People-Oriented Cities: Designing Walkable, Bikeable Neighborhoods

  • biking
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • health
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Mexico City has created urban streetscapes around its Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system that support safe bicycling and walking, connecting urban residents to mass transport. Photo by Alejandro Luna/Flickr.
  • biking
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • health
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety

People-Oriented Cities: 3 Key Elements for Quality Public Transport

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Quality, user-friendly public transport systems provide a viable alternative to the private car and help build livable, accessible cities. Photo Credit: Alejandro Luna/EMBARQ Mexico
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety

A Safe City is a Just City

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
In Rio de Janeiro, proximity to transport is key to ensuring that residents have access to jobs and opportunities within the city. Photo Credit: EMBARQ-Brazil
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
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3 Challenges Facing India’s Growing Cities

  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
In the past two decades, Indian cities have grown tremendously—not only in population, but in geographic size. Photo credit: Peter Vandeput, Flickr 2007
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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New Global Campaign Aims to Deliver Sustainable Transport to World's Cities

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Passengers disembark from a train in Tianjin, China. A new global campaign is seeking to better integrate sustainable mobility solutions like mass transport into policy discussions on development and climate change. Photo credit: Yang Aijun/World Bank/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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5 Opportunities for 21st-Century Transport

  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
A pedestrian walkway in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo credit: EMBARQ
  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Leaders in the transport, development, and for the first time, business sectors will convene for Transforming Transportation this week in Washington, DC. Photo credit: Andreas, Flickr
  • Health & Road Safety
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4 Ways Cities Benefit from Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
New research shows that bus rapid transit (BRT) systems like Bogotá's TransMilenio (pictured) have a wide range of benefits for quality of life in cities. Photo by EMBARQ.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Saving Lives with Sustainable Transport

  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Sustainable transport systems can improve traffic safety, while also offering a number of co-benefits.
  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety