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Sao Paulo's Linha 4 demonstrates how cities can successfully finance transport projects through  public-private partnerships, and serves as a model for other areas in Brazil to follow. (Photo: Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities)
Private Investment for Public Transport: Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 Leads the Way
Brazil has what may seem like a fortunate problem: public finance is too readily available for transport projects. The government financed most of the improved transport for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, while the three big public ...
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There many creative ways to lower the carbon impact of transport. Some ways are zanier than others. Photo byRichard Masoner / www.cyclelicio.us
Top five under-rated low carbon transport solutions
Climate change is not a joke. Here at TheCityFix, we realize that we need to get serious about our strategies to reduce carbon emissions from transport. The world needs to explore bold, creative approaches to climate change mitigation if we ...
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People walk around the Estacao Mercado, a central transport hub in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Here locataos, or share-taxis, offer residents diverse transport options. Photo by Eduardo Zarate/Flickr.
The Lotação lesson: Porto Alegre’s local transport solution
A sleek, air-conditioned vehicle picks you up at your front door. The seats recline for your comfort. You pull a shade across the window to block the sun’s glare while catching up on your favourite show, which you stream on ...
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Metro station construction in Mysore, India. The transport sector has a major impact on the economic and environmental outlook for cities in both developed and developing countries. Photo by Samuel Raj/Flickr.
The trillion dollar question: Where does transport investment come from?
How much money is spent on global transport systems? And where is this money coming from? These are critical questions: The world’s cities will add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years, and urban leaders are currently grappling ...
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A passenger on a mobile phone entering the New York City subway. Today's Friday Fun reviews RideScout, a new transport mobile app that helps passengers compare various urban mobility choices for their desired trip. Photo by momentcaptured1/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Mobile apps and your commute
Successful urban mobility is predicated on increased user choice. With a variety of transportation options, citizens can choose a preferred mode based on their own priorities. In the last five years, sustainable urban mobility choices may have reached a tipping ...
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Coils under the pavement keep Gumi, Korea’s buses moving
Coils under the pavement keep Gumi, Korea’s buses moving
Boy rides a public bus in Seoul. Photo by Andrew Griffith. Buses are the main public transit mode worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are roughly six billion bus trips per day. Most of these run on diesel fuel, a ...