Recent Blog Entries: Public Transit
Life for pedestrians in Ho Chi Minh City is a little safer now thanks to measures undertaken by the local government, working with HealthBridge Vietnam and World Resource Institute (WRI).
It will come as no great surprise that city living presents enormous challenges for encouraging healthy behaviours. Foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt and low in nutrients are seemingly available on every street corner.
Students, NGOs, institutes, and media: working together, can we solve some of Dhaka's endless traffic problems?
If Indian cities can succeed in reclaiming space from cars and giving it back to people...surely other cities can as well!
It’s great to see cities like Delhi and Dhaka try to reduce the use of cars...but it would be far better if they chose solutions that have been proven effective elsewhere.
We can try to solve one global problem at a time. If so, we should not be surprised that we are not getting very far. It would be far more sensible to look for connections and engage in actions that would address a number of important issues, including economics, health, environment, and social wellbeing.
We can explain away every single car crash...but perhaps it's time that we noticed that it is cars themselves that are deadly.
The 28th of December marked the one-year anniversary of our journalist friend losing one leg and much of the skin and muscle of the other after being hit by a bus. He now has an artificial leg and can walk with a cane. But the artificial leg still causes him many problems, and the skin and muscle grafted onto his “good” leg still do not function normally.…
Many people think it's crazy to advocate for car-free cities or even neighbourhoods, but what about the craziness of trying to accommodate cars in cities and thus sacrificing so much else that is important?