Sergio Avelleda, Director of Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil Brazilian cities have been avoiding an urgent debate: charging car users the cost of public infrastructure and allocating these resources for public transportation. …
‘Cities Safer by Design’ is a global reference guide, published by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and its EMBARQ sustainable urban mobility initiative, to help cities save lives from traffic fatalities through improved street design and smart urban development. This hands-on guide taps examples fromcities worldwide and includes 34 different design elements to improve safety and quality of life.
The International Energy Agency has helped create a database that will act as a one-stop-shop for researchers, planners, and policymakers to source information and data on Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems, such as the costs of such systems in different countries, which until now has not been possible.
This database, which will be launched in February 2012, is the first globally encompassing effort to map out BRT Systems around the world and will include a web portal, which is publicly available for anyone wishing to access information about BRT data.