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Photo by Paul Oka.
TheCityFix Picks, April 6: BRTdata.org, Brainless Driving, Bicycle Crash Tracking
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
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Curitiba, Brazil is known for being the birthplace of BRT. Photo by Robert Blackie.
BRT by the Numbers: New Database Launched
Three global organizations today launched a new public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around the world. Here are some need-to-know numbers of BRT trends: 13 – Cities with BRT systems in the United States 24 – Cities with BRT systems in ...
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Cheonggyecheon in Seoul, South Korea is an international best practice for greenways that has also seen an increase in development and rents along  the corridor and a decrease in air and noise pollution and traffic. Photo by Sarah Kim.
Urban Highways Offer Cities New Opportunities for Revitalization
If the twentieth century was known for building highways, the twenty-first century may be known for tearing them down. A new report jointly produced by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ, “The Life and Death of Urban Highways,” ...
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SXSW, a festival for interactive media, film and music, is held in Austin, Tex. each year. Photo by Michael Connell.
Sustainable Transport and Urban Development at SXSW 2012
The annual SXSW (“South by Southwest”) festival in Austin, Tex. features some panel discussions and presentations dedicated to sustainable urban transport. Interested in blogging about one of these events? Contact Managing Editor Erica Schlaikjer: eschlaikjer [at] wri [dot] org. Electric Car: Lessons ...
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Developing cities like Delhi grapple with establishing organized public transport systems. Photo by Mani Babbar.
EMBARQ-FedEx Collaboration Aims to Improve Public Transport in Developing Countries
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org. A new collaboration to optimize city bus operations in Mexico, Brazil and India was announced today by FedEx Corp. and EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport (the producer of this blog.) “Thanks to ...
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Guangzhou, China was the winner of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award. Photo via ITDP.
Save the Date! Sustainable Transport Award, January 24, 2012
The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award ceremony will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on January 24, 2012 at the International Ballroom East at the Washington Hilton Hotel during the annual Transportation Research Board conference in Washington, D.C. This ...
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