How many times have you driven across a bridge and thought, "What are the chances that this just collapsed under me?" And then you gave yourself a shake and then thought, "Nah! It's probably structurally sound!" Well, maybe. Maaaaybe.
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Over half of the world's population live in cities, and rapid urbanisation is only expected to increase in the coming years. By 2050, large cities in the USA, China and India are predicted to see their populations increase by 33 per cent, 38 per cent and 96 per cent respectively. Population growth in cities means increasing demands on transport systems.
What health gains could be achieved if cities shifted from private car use to cycling and walking? What if a "compact city" model was promoted, where distances to shops and facilities, including public transport, are shorter and within walking distance?
The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is among the world's most famous — you've seen it broadcast every year on the Oscars as the start of the red carpet. But like most celebrities, the tourist-thronged Los Angeles landmark had a very dark secret: It was known as one of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in LA. That all changed six months ago.
People in China have been trying to travel across the country for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday but some — if tens of thousands of people can be considered just some — have been stuck in one of the most insane human traffic jams in the world at the Guangzhou Railway Station in southern China. CNN reports that 100,000 people were waiting earlier this week while 33,000 are still stuck as of Wednesday morning.
Beijing faces overcrowded roads and pollution that is constantly getting worse. Why? According to city officials, it's because of ride-sharing services, including Uber.