Recent Blog Entries: Public Transit
Since 2015, we have been working with residents in six lower-income neighbourhoods to identify improvements needed to make them better places for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit riders. This has involved door-to-door outreach, sharing circles, active transportation audits, the formation of resident-led working groups, dot-mocracy to prioritize the top needed improvements, and pop-up projects intended to demonstrate how the neighbourhood would improve if the needed improvement were implemented.
The World Ubran Forum was an energizing event, but there was a lot that was not right. Women's voices and conversations on transport were notably missing.
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.