Elderly users of public transit face complex challenges to their mobility.
Transportation planning for the elderly should consider their needs, including safe pathways and accessible vehicles.
Protesters demand rights and housing for refugees and migrants in Greece.
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Official policies at the international level and within host countries do not adequately address the challenges posed by forced displacement across the world
Sociologist Marcus Anthony Hunter found that for Black patrons of a Black nightclub, the ‘nightly round’ mitigated the impacts of spatial and social isolation.
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If bars are forced to restrict people’s movement in our post-coronavirus pandemic world, they will lose some of their most important social functions.
New research suggests many Canadians cannot afford to forgo public transit during the COVID-19 pandemic — or ever.
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Many of Canada’s residents, including essential workers, have no choice but to ride transit. Service cuts may cripple their access to essential destinations if governments do not intervene.
Traders wait in line at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market, in Navi Mumbai on April 20, 2020.
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Preliminary results of new research show how using data from social networks such as Facebook may help us understand how the coronavirus spread on local and regional levels.
Who can and can’t move and why is crucial to understanding the virus.
Over US$33 billion was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?
Rue des Tournelles, Paris, November 5, 2019. Four Voi scooters wait hopefully for potential clients, with a Lime and Dott sprawling nearby. Behind them, a Velib’ rider has made his choice.
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In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
E-scooters ready for action in Santiago, Chile.
Shared e-scooter programs may seem like a green way to get around, but these small vehicles can have big environmental footprints.
Taxis have traditionally competed for kerbside space in our cities, but they now have many new competitors.
Cities must manage all the competing uses for limited roadside space to avoid congestion and maximise efficiency. And that begins with reliable data.
Lime is working on ways to overcome the problem of ‘helmet churn’ on its e-scooters.
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Every day, e-scooters and helmets are put out together, but some people ride without helmets and at the end of each day helmets are missing. So what can be done to ensure safe riding behaviour?
The exploding popularity of e-scooters could reshape mobility in our cities. Regulators need to adapt their approaches to handle the innovation rather than ban it altogether.
The exploding popularity of e-scooters has the potential to reshape transport in our cities. Regulators need to adapt their approaches to handle the new mobility service rather than ban it altogether.
Fossilised burrows are changing what we know about the evolution of life.
Newly found fossils point to a link between a rise in atmospheric oxygen and the first emergence of complex life on Earth.
A race to dominate the emerging tech-driven mobility sector is happening in cities around the world.
Investment is pouring into urban technology, much of it into innovative ventures that aim to transform how we get around our cities.
The Whim app seamlessly connects users to multiple transport modes in Helsinki – public transport, taxis, car rental and car/bicycle sharing.
Apps that seamlessly combine all our travel options could be the most significant transport innovation since the automobile, but early trials show government policy support is vital to make MaaS work.
Most transport resources are being used inefficiently. The Canberra Transport Photo shows the road space required to move 69 people using public transport, bicycles and private motor vehicles.
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Blind belief that new technology and disruptive innovation will fix congestion in our cities overlooks the need for strong leadership that supports progressive policy innovation.
The Right Trousers.
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‘The Right Trousers’ combine soft artificial muscles and electric stimulation to get people moving.
At a construction site in New Delhi, workers are exposed to mosquito repellent.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
A mother and daughter stroll through a Johannesburg suburb.
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It’s critical to understand how mothers from all backgrounds navigate obstacles within the city as part of their daily lives.
What does it mean to have a cosmopolitan identity?