Posts tagged with 'China'
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Car Ownership or Ease of Driving: Which is the Real Challenge?
Car Ownership or Ease of Driving: Which is the Real Challenge?
The rapid motorization of countries like China and India is a scary prospect. China and India alone acheiving the same levels of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita as the United States would probably push us past irrevocable climactic tipping ...
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Guangzhou's BRT: Revolutionizing Perceptions of Bus Travel in China
Guangzhou’s BRT: Revolutionizing Perceptions of Bus Travel in China
In the past several weeks, we’ve covered some ground-breaking bus rapid transit (BRT) systems on TheCityFix, including Ahmedabad’s Janmarg, the first full-featured BRT in India, and Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya, which will eventually be the first full-featured BRT in Africa. The ...
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From New York to Guangzhou: Lessons Learned from Congestion Pricing
From New York to Guangzhou: Lessons Learned from Congestion Pricing
As heard today on The New York Times Dot Earth blog, Chinese officials in Guangzhou — China’s third largest city and the capital of Guangdong (China’s wealthiest province) — are considering congestion pricing as an option to address increasing traffic ...
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Back to Bicycling Basics in Beijing
Back to Bicycling Basics in Beijing
According to The Guardian, 20 years ago, four out of five Beijing residents pedaled around China’s capital in some of the world’s best bike lanes.  However, this number has decreased as private car ownership has gone up. From 1995 to 2005, China’s ...
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China FAQs: Cities and Transport
China FAQs: Cities and Transport
The World Resources Institute yesterday released a new English-language Web site, ChinaFAQs.org, dedicated to answering questions about climate change and energy in China. The easy-to-navigate online resource so far lists the bios and contact information of 26 experts, including nonprofit ...
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Rare Earth Minerals Making Hybrid Cars Even Rarer?
Rare Earth Minerals Making Hybrid Cars Even Rarer?
China announced this week that it would tighten production and exports of rare earth minerals – a misnomer for a category of about 15 metallic elements on the periodic table that are, in fact, not actually scarce.  The rarity of ...
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