With the bike industry posting record results, we take a spin around what’s afoot to assess whether pedal power is here to stay. Continue reading Wheels of Fortune: Riding High on Cycling’s Second Golden Age
Electric cars will soon beat classic models on cost, environmental impact and performance. Good news for our climate, but governments’ role is critical to ensure a sustainable transition. Continue reading S Express: boosting EV take-up on the road to our global climate goals
by Andrew Jackson We all enjoy a good story, where the unsuspecting hero faces challenge after challenge, and eventually wins through to bring triumph for those we care for. “Game of Thrones” challenges that paradigm, as the heroes we love are killed off one by one – with betrayal, swords and poison. While this comment about “Game of Thrones” may be a spoiler to few … Continue reading Why fighting transport CO2 emissions is like “Game of Thrones”
by Nancy Vandycke, World Bank The transport sector is changing at breakneck speed. By 2030, global passenger traffic is set to rise by 50%, and freight volume by 70%. By 2050, we will have twice as many vehicles on the road, with most of the increase coming from emerging markets, where steady economic expansion is creating new lifestyle expectations and mobility aspirations. Mega-projects like China’s … Continue reading Sustainable mobility: Can the world speak with one voice?
Every minute someone dies in a car crash on an urban street. Now cities around the world who want to become more liveable are joining forces to get better at making their citizens safe when they’re on the streets. Continue reading Why it pays for cities to fight road deaths – and how they can get better at it