An innovative bicycle scheme will be introduced in the city from June to tackle the persistent pollution problems and congestion.

With more than 70 percent of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the most urbanized regions in the world. Yet, although its cities are, on average, more productive than those elsewhere in the world, their productivity lags that of North American and Western European cities.

MUMBAI: The most common complaint for which a Mumbaikar visits the BMC’s 175 dispensaries is acute respiratory illness (ARI).

An estimated 1.25 million people are killed and a staggering 50 million are injured in traffic collisions each year. Yet, road safety remains a remarkably low political priority in cities around the world. In many cases, road safety is seen to be in direct conflict with other priorities, such as reducing congestion or shortening journey times.

Several city governments are framing parking policy and rules to reduce parking pressure and congestion on roads and public spaces to make cities more livable. Among them Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru have taken the lead.

Cities are a magnet for people as centres for jobs, economic activity and innovation, and urban mobility systems lie at the very heart of what makes cities attractive and viable.

The draft parking rules for Delhi, which were opened for feedback, stress on the need to decongest Delhi roads by giving incentives for parking in multi-level parking lots. Close to 1,400 cars are added to Delhi roads each day, while there are only close to 250 surface parking lots in the city and only a handful of multi-level lots.

Beijing's population shrank in 2017-the first time in 17 years-as the result of nonessential functions being relocated outside the city and better urban management, authorities said on Friday.

Air quality in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) has been a matter of concern.

AfDB Project Manager, Jumbe Katala, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the 19.3-kilometre project on the Kilwa Road corridor and part of Kawawa road is expected to reduce congestion during peak h

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