Posts tagged with 'Brazil'
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Brazil's Green World Cup
Brazil’s Green World Cup
Recently we wrote about Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and some of the proposed transport infrastructure improvements, including more than 500 kilometers of bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, that will come out of the R$11.48 billion (US$6.48 billion) already ...
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"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
“Urban Repair Squad” Makes Over São Paulo Streets
São Paulo, Brazil is notorious for its horrifically congested streets. The city has the world’s sixth most painful commute, and motorization in the metropolitan area of more than 19 million residents is growing by 10 percent per year. But just ...
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Spotlight on the World Cup: Brazil Gears Up for Games with Urban Transit Investments
Spotlight on the World Cup: Brazil Gears Up for Games with Urban Transit Investments
As the 2010 World Cup winds down, South Africa’s IBSA ally, Brazil,  is already anxious for the 2014 matches to arrive. They got the ball rolling yesterday, revealing the logo for the 2014 tournament. Twelve Brazilian cities have been selected to ...
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Rio Passengers Get More Time on Transit for Single Fare
Rio Passengers Get More Time on Transit for Single Fare
Recently, we wrote about how public transit costs and long travel times can force people to sleep on the streets in Rio’s central zones. Now, the state government has taken a small but promising step toward relieving these problems by ...
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Access for All: Rio Street Dwellers Blame Poor Public Transit
Access for All: Rio Street Dwellers Blame Poor Public Transit
This is the first post in TheCityFix’s series, “Access for All,” about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. As Rio prepares to host the World Cup in ...
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Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Keepin’ Up with Curitiba
Curitiba, Brazil has long provided a global model for successful integration of transportation and land use planning, with a focus on environmental preservation. And recent innovations –  including the brand new Green Line and an expanded traditional route  – deserve international ...
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