Recent Posts by Dario
Young residents of Bogotá, Colombia, enjoy a rainy Ciclovía. Today, Dario Hidalgo - a Colombian native - shares his memories of Ciclovía as a child and recent experience at Raahgiri Day in Gurgaon, India. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
Memories of Ciclovía, dreams for Raahgiri Day
Darío Hidalgo is EMBARQ’s Director for Research and Practice, a transport expert, and Colombian native who grew up participating in Ciclovía in Bogotá. Today, Hidalgo shares his memories of Ciclovía and recent experience at Raahgiri Day in Gurgaon, India. Certain moments make me ...
A crowd of passengers boards the TransMilenio BRT in Bogotá, Colombia. Despite new, larger buses operating within the TransMilenio system, Bogotá still faces significant challenges to providing sustainable urban mobility options for its urban residents. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
Opinion: Bogotá’s vision for public transport hangs in the balance
“Optimism is undermined by the amount of work required for full implementation.” Before withdrawing his nomination as Bogotá’s ombudsman in December 2011, Paul Bromberg recommended that the incoming administration “joyfully receive the public transport system of Bogotá (Sistema de Transporte ...
Passengers wait to board an arriving train. Many emerging concepts in sustainable transport are on the rise today that show potential to be adopted by a wide range of cities in the near future. This evidence prompted us to investigate the proverbial "tipping point" in sustainable urban mobility. Photo by linuscheng07.
On the move: Pushing sustainable transport from concept to tipping point
This is the third post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. In ...
Chronic traffic congestion is one of many negative impacts resulting from an urban reliance on private automobiles. Photo by Mike Wegner.
On the move: Steering urban transport in a new direction
This is the inaugural post of a new “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Ever since the mass production of automobiles began nearly a century ago, the prevailing paradigm in urban transport has been the ...
Beyond a bus system: Complete streets to revitalize Santiago, Chile
Beyond a bus system: Complete streets to revitalize Santiago, Chile
Chile’s new “complete streets” approach will be a paragon of integrated transport. Photo copyright Marcelo Kristopher. In 2006 Santiago, Chile implemented a public transport reform that reorganized the capital city’s buses into an integrated system with its already successful metro. ...
Has the bus rapid transit tipping point arrived in India?
Has the bus rapid transit tipping point arrived in India?
Ahmedabad’s bus rapid transit system served as a model for Indore’s new iBus. Photo by Meena Kadri. During my first visit to India in 2006, I presented Latin American experiences with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at a conference organized by ...
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