Climate experts have long considered heavy transportation one of the hardest parts of the economy to clean up. But new research shows that trucking, shipping and aviation can in fact become carbon-neutral, at very low cost.
A new WRI working paper finds that though cities are hotspots for opportunity, many urbanites find it increasingly difficult to access these benefits, rendering jobs, healthcare and education increasingly out of reach for millions of people.
Positive change is happening in cities, but it’s often lost in a sea of bad news about air pollution, rising costs of living and traffic jams. Projects from Dar es Salaam, Medellín, Pune and more provide inspiration.
Looking at four studies of scooter safety, it's clear that one factor outside riders' control needs to be studied more: road design.
Medellin used to be the murder capital of the world. Today, new businesses, plazas, libraries and schools can be seen throughout the city's hillside neighborhoods. An aerial tram system is at the heart of Medellin's transformation.
Bike shares, electric scooters, ride-hailing services and other "micromobility" options are exploding. But governments can’t afford to sit back and be spectators – they need to ensure that this mobility revolution benefits everyone.
China's electric vehicle mandate has driven innovation around the globe, an illustration of the kind of "ambition loop" that drives businesses and governments to bring out the best in one another.
The theme for this year’s Transforming Transportation is ‘Will New Mobility Deliver Sustainable Transport for All?’ The conference will focus on how new technologies, data platforms and business models are integrating with current transport modes to solve old problems, from efficiency and equity to safety, and how new mobility can help address climate change. We will discuss the current and future challenges faced by countries across the world in providing sustainable mobility for everyone.
Shorter blocks, narrower lanes, chicanes, roundabouts, speed humps and raised crossings can make roads safer.
A debate in Delhi about how to finance the metro rail system offers lessons for the rest of the world. WRI India CEO O.P. Agarwal explains.
Fifteen of the world's leading transport and technology companies—including, Lyft, Uber, Didi and more—have aligned themselves with the Shared Mobility Principles. They share a vision for urban mobility that puts people first.
New mobility services could improve the lives of all urban inhabitants. This first ever global survey finds that applying three types of new mobility services – electric, on-demand minibuses, subsidized shared rides, and trip-planning and ticketing apps – can make public transport more affordable, accessible and sustainable, if integrated properly.
In an op-ed, our Indonesian experts remind the nation electric vehicles can't achieve their carbon-saving potential unless they're fueled by renewables, not coal.
Electric vehicles are cleaner, but they're only part of the climate solution.
Fuel efficiency standards save Americans money at the pump while cutting pollution and helping automakers stay competitive. Yet the Trump administration is on the verge of calling for their review.
Does the future of city transport roll on two wheels? After a bike ride from World Resources Institute to Washington's National Press Club, advocates of city cycling offered advice on how to make bicycles a healthy, economical, environmentally sustainable mode of urban transportation.
From taxi apps to car sharing, from buses to metro, from biking to walking, there are more transportation choices than ever for daily commuters. But despite the increase in mobility options, never have so many people lacked access to transportation. Truly sustainable transport is the goal.
Listen in on this episode of the WRI Podcast as we speak with Ani Dasgupta, global director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
Denmark has pioneered ways to make cities safe and accessible for bikers and pedestrians. What can we learn from a city where 52 percent of the population commutes daily by bike? How can cities transform streets to improve quality of life?