Posts tagged with 'infrastructure'
An image of Seattle's BRT system, Swift. There's a small gap between the bus and platform, but they are about the same height. Photo by Oran Viriyincy.
New Report: Inclusive Design in Bus Rapid Transit
The World Bank recently published a report, “Technical and Operational Challenges to Inclusive Bus Rapid Transit,” compiled by Tom Rickert, a consultant with extensive experience on accessible transportation. While the technical report is intended primarily for an audience of BRT ...
In London, Bike Sharing Just Got Even More Efficient
In London, Bike Sharing Just Got Even More Efficient
City University London’s School of Informatics uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to map in real-time the city’s new shared bike system, Barclays Cycle Hire, to help predict and document bike usage and availability at each of the system’s 400 planned ...
Q&A with Ted Conover: The Inexorable Influence of Roads
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&A’s. Ted ...
Photo by Brave Heart.
Obama’s Infrastructure Proposal: A Good Start That Needs Work
The most intriguing piece of President Obama’s new plan to infuse the U.S. economy with jobs – by renewing roads, rail and air travel – is the proposed $50 billion dollar infrastructure bank.  While not a new concept, the creation of ...
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
For children in massive cities, access to education is dependent on mobility. India’s families living in marginal areas or fringe settlements face cultural, economic and geographic barriers that prevent kids from attending school regularly. The web of tiny roads and ...
India's monsoon nourishes the land providing sustenance for millions, but ravages transit infrastructure every year. Image via prakhar.
Transit and the Monsoon: Can We Harmonize the Two?
Over the past year, we’ve written extensively about the new bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Ahmedabad, India, called Janmarg BRT. The system — India’s first full BRT — was a game-changer in India in the sphere of urban transit ...
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