Road safety is a critical development challenge and a top priority for governments across the developing world. Policymakers are implementing public policies for reducing the number of road crashes by 50 per cent by 2030, as committed in the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) of Good Health and Well-Being. To achieve that target, we need to get the whole picture and understand … [Read more...] about Is there a link between gender biases and road safety outcomes?
There are many missing points when it comes to road safety data, but the gender gap in these statistics is just unacceptable. Although most countries around the world present sex-disaggregated data for road traffic fatalities (See Figure 1), these general statistics do not allow a good understanding of the diversity of victims and do not accurately reflect the gender bias … [Read more...] about A business case for road safety data with a gender perspective
The IDB’s 2020 flagship book, From Structures to Services, seeks to motivate us to think on today’s basic infrastructure services; and on how technological disruption will change the way these services will be delivered in the future. Latin America and the Caribbean has pending challenges in relation to infrastructure services. In the transportation sector, the region is home … [Read more...] about Smart bus management system. How Korea is doing it
Until the beginning of March, South Korea had the second-most cases of Covid-19; now, the number of daily new cases is down to 30-50 people. With the decreasing trend of new cases, the Korean government eased Social Distancing to Distancing in Daily Life since the middle of May, which includes the benefits of going back to school and allowing more social activities. When … [Read more...] about How South Korea is Managing Public Transportation under COVID-19
If you think about public spaces, what comes to your mind? A quick google image search shows how public spaces are understood as a combination of squares, parks, sidewalks and other urban infrastructures. Public spaces are also perceived as areas populated by people walking, sitting, having a chat, playing and riding a bike. Streets, however, are understood at a different … [Read more...] about Streets and public spaces: getting the most bang for your buck