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.
Medellín, Colombia llegó a ser la capital de asesinatos del mundo cuando la explosión global del comercio de drogas en los años 80 elevó los niveles de crimen en la ciudad, y la sumergió en un estado de continua ilegalidad. Las comunidades en los barrios más pobres adyacentes al Valle de Aburrá estaban en las líneas de fuego de la violencia y el caos.
Hoy en día, Medellín es otra ciudad.
Nuevos comercios y plazas...
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.
Shorter blocks, narrower lanes, chicanes, roundabouts, speed humps and raised crossings can make roads safer.