Posts in the 'Urban Development + Accessibility' category
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions. Photo by David W.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions
This post was originally featured on WRI.org.  The World Resources Institute, led by its sustainable transport center, EMBARQ, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) established a partnership today that will further their mutual goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban transportation. ...
Rio de Janeiro is implementing a 150 km. network of bus rapid transit corridors. Photo credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
3 Big Opportunities To Transform Transportation
The need for action on sustainable transport has never been more apparent than it is today. The world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9.8 billion people by 2050, with about 70 percentof these people residing in cities. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas ...
Creating open, inviting urban space in Mexico City, in addition to adding increased mobility, won the Capital this annual award.  Photo by Dani Simons.
EMBARQ congratulates Mexico City, winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award
Mexico City is the winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award (STA). Each year, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) awards cities with the STA. Mexico City was selected amongst a group of cities chosen across all geographies, ...
Zipcar, recently acquired by Avis, offers "wheels when you want them." Photo courtesy of Zipcar.
Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure?
Zipcar’s  $500 million acquisition by Avis-Budget Group announced last Wednesday is a watershed moment for the car sharing industry.  What will it mean for car sharing? Clayton Lane is COO of EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, and helps ...
The somewhat too small bike lanes of Bangalore.
Bike Lanes In Bangalore: Exploring Options for India
  This blog post is part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With the initiation of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), the government of India has shown a clear interest in promoting ...
China now has the world's longest HSR line. Photo by dcmaster.
TheCityFix Picks, December 28th: Chinese High Speed Rail, New York Subway Tango, Indonesian Mini Bus BRT?
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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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