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The first carsharing association seeks to brand carsharing as socially and einvornmentally minded transit option. Photo by atmtx.
New Carsharing Association Aims to Reduce Car Ownership
Eighteen carsharing companies from around the world recently formed a new association that emphasizes the environmental and social impact of their work, with a focus on reducing car ownership and promoting integrated public transportation. It makes sense that carsharing leaders would eventually come ...
The prototype of Bus Roots. Photo by
Friday Fun: Garden Buses
New York University student Marco Antonio Castro Cosio developed a playful design of a bus with a “green roof,” aimed at rethinking quality of life in the city. The designer, who attends the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the ...
Webike creators pose with their bikes. Photo credit: weBike
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
A small start-up near Washington, D.C. has started what it calls “the first stationless smart bike sharing program in North America.” And all it took to get the system up and running was some bikes, U-locks and mobile phones. In ...
The District Department of Transportation unveiled its planned streetcar models for H Street. Photo by DDOTDC.
Upcoming Event: Streetcar Happy Hour on H Street in D.C.
On Thursday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m., the Sierra Club’s Washington, D.C. Chapter will hold a streetcar happy hour at SOVA (1359 H Street NE). Please join fellow streetcar supporters to have a drink and celebrate recent streetcar successes while ...
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on this bus, now on permanent display at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Photo by Chuck Miller.
Tribute to MLK: Public Transportation as a Civil Right
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrated as a federal holiday in the United States, TheCityFix salutes the courageous leaders of nonviolent activism and the civil rights movement, especially those who fought hard for equality on public transportation. ...
Photo by Stephen Rees.
Why Streetcars? Evaluating the Alternatives
In a recent post on TheCityFix, Dan Tangherlini, the former director of the District Department of Transportation under Mayor Anthony Williams, makes the case for streetcars in Washington, D.C.  I would like to bring some additional points to the discussion. For ...
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