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Beijing Bicycle
I haven’t had a chance to see this elegantly shot film, but I still thought it would be appropriate for me to share it with you. Click here to view the film makers site. And click here for AO Scott’s ...
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A Fresh Perspective on BRT in India
A Fresh Perspective on BRT in India
Tathagata Chatterji, an architect and urban planner from Delhi, had a few interesting things to say today about Bus Rapid Transit in India. A few exerts follow: The context: The experimental Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Delhi, which reserves ...
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Transport in the News
Photo by padawan. England – Cyclists with folding bikes flood trains, causing resentment. Is it time for more infrastructure on trains to alleviate this problem? [BBC] Taiwan – President calls on public to ride bikes to protect the environment. [The ...
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Bus Rapid Transit Comes to Lagos, Nigeria
Bus Rapid Transit Comes to Lagos, Nigeria
If you had to point to one city that embodies of the challenges of the 21st century, it would be Lagos, Nigeria. The New Yorker had a wonderful piece on Lagos over a year ago, describing it in apocalyptic detail: ...
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Cycling in Delhi
Cycling in Delhi
At least some people bike in Delhi. Photo by indoloony. “Once you see the dedicated cycling tracks coming up, you’ll see a very big crowd of people taking to their bikes.” That’s a quote from Nalin Sinha, a leading member ...
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Media and Car Owners Take on BRT in Delhi
Media and Car Owners Take on BRT in Delhi
This last week Delhi began a trial run for its first bus rapid transit corridor, a 5.8 kilometer stretch in the southern part of the city. To put it mildly, the start has been anything but stellar: a Google News ...
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