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Lahore's Roads to Nowhere

Lahore, like many Pakistani cities, is struggling with a trend towards car-centric development that has resulted in intense traffic congestion and air pollution. Photo by Luke X. Martin/Flickr.Lahore, Pakistan is on a dangerous path toward a future...

Posted March 3, 2015    

Mapping the Way to Safer Urban Mobility

Powerful mapping technologies like geographic information systems (GIS) provide critical insights into crime patterns, enabling transport authorities and city leaders to make public transit safer for city residents. Photo by kris krüg/Flickr....

Posted March 2, 2015    

Your Guide to Urban Cycling: A Q&A with Author Yvonne Bambrick

Free community events, like this Ciclovía in Santiago, Chile, can be an effective option for encouraging more people to get on a bike. Photo by Municipalidad de Santiago/Flickr.As cities worldwide grow and evolve, so too is the urban landscape...

Posted February 26, 2015    

Public Health and the Road to Safety

With the highest rate of traffic crashes in the world, Indian cities need to focus on making their streets safe for all road users. Photo by Ryan/Flickr.This article was originally published in The Indian Express.As Michael Bloomberg, former mayor...

Posted February 25, 2015    

Why India Needs Open Data for Better Urban Mobility

By tapping into the potential of open data, India can make transport more responsive to city dwellers’ mobility needs. Photo by Jonathan E. Shaw/Flickr.India’s new initiative to create smart cities across the country has brought back to light the...

Posted February 23, 2015    

Overcoming China's Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Urban Transport

As it stands, bureaucracy and lack of government accountability are some of China’s greatest barriers to achieving sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Jonathan/Flickr.China’s top-down system of decision-making has been the root of many...

Posted February 20, 2015    

Car Sharing, the Next Wave of Innovation for Brazilian Cities

Last year, Recife (pictured) became the first city in Brazil to introduce car sharing in an effort to curb congestion and expand mobility options in the city. Photo by Marcio Cabral de Moura/Flickr.Driving a car is often the easiest, most...

Posted February 19, 2015    

How Addis Ababa is on the Frontier of Sustainable Transport for African Cities

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s crowded downtown streets are soon to get some relief as the city prepares to open its first major public transport system, a light rail. Photo by Sam Effron/Flickr.East Africa doesn’t make a lot of headlines for its...

Posted February 18, 2015    

'I Want to Ride the Pink Bus': The Problem with Public Transport's Public Image

Bangalore’s BIG Bus network is bright, colorful, and saves city residents time and money. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.In many parts of the world, the bus is suffering from a public image crisis. According to a report by the US Federal Transit...

Posted February 17, 2015    

The Two Things India Must Get Right for its Economic Future

Renewable energies and connected, compact cities are the key to unlocking sustainable economic growth for India’s urban future. Photo by Binu K S/Flickr.Taking even a quick look at India’s current pattern of growth, it’s not hard to see both the...

Posted February 16, 2015    

Transforming Transportation 2015: Turning Momentum Into Action

Transforming Transportation 2015 helped inform clear actions city leaders can take to make sustainable mobility a reality in cities worldwide. Photo by Andrew Crump/Flickr.What will the city of the future look like? How can we unlock the potential...

Posted February 14, 2015    

Bogotá, Colombia Celebrates its 15th Annual Car-Free Day

For Bogotá’s 15th annual car-free day yesterday, residents had the chance to walk and bike together in their city’s streets to build a year-round culture of sustainable mobility. Photo by Carlos Felipe Pardo/Flickr.Recently, Bogotá, Colombia...

Posted February 13, 2015