Most of us are familiar with Benjamin Franklin’s observation that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  For many of us, we could also add physical disability…

Chris Bennett |

版本: English 确保城市道路设计对于所有人尤其是对行动不便人员无障碍,始终是世界银行城市交通战略的基石。但是,即使实现城市道路的无障碍化只涉及一些相对简单的措施,比如在人行道上增加触觉标记和缘石坡道,在实施中也不容易做到。虽然改造设施所增加的成本可以说是微不足道,但是对细节的重视却至关重要。这一点往往并不容易做到,就像左边这张几年前拍摄于一次项目实施督导中的照片所显示的情形——…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Winnie Wang, Dianzhong Shen |

Also available in: 中文 Ensuring that urban roads are designed to be accessible to all users — particularly to users with mobility challenges — has long been a cornerstone of the World Bank’s urban…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Winnie Wang, Dianzhong Shen |

How relevant is ICT for transport? The emergence of low-cost open-source mapping tools; widespread cellular network coverage in developing countries; declining costs of mobile phone hardware; and…

Julie Babinard |

Have you ever been to a foreign city and not been able to figure out the names of the stations or directions of that city’s metro? Did you feel completely lost and upset with whoever designed the…

Julie Babinard |