Posts tagged with 'walking'
The Giro d'Italia is a road bicycle racing stage race second only to Tour de France in age and prestige, and might come to D.C. for its first two stages in 2012. Above, Britain's Mark Cavendish (right) chats with Lance Armstrong. Photo via telegraph.co.uk.
Giro d'Italia Closer to Coming to D.C.
A D.C. stage of
Streetcar projects were big winners in recent announcements of federal transportation grants. Image via streetcars4dc.org
$293 Million in New Federal Transit Grants Announced
Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced nearly $300 million in new federal grants for transit solutions. The funding is meant to expand President Obama’s Livability Initiative,  a joint venture of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of ...
Using the phone's camera, iPhone's Email n Walk app makes the phone transparent. Image via gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com.
Mobile Apps Work to Make Walking Safer
By now, the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving have been well-established. Nearly 30 percent of traffic accidents occur while people are talking or texting. But what about pedestrians and bikers? More and more, distracted pedestrians ...
The third annual Williamsburg Walks was held over the past weekend. Bedford Avenue between N 4th and N 9th Sts was closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday. Photo via nag-brooklyn.org
Williamsburg Walks Again
Residents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have received negative attention lately for their “too cool” attitude toward the U.S. Census -  the hipster enclave has the lowest rate of return (around 30 percent) in New York City. This is disparaging, considering that ...
Bike boulevards like this one in Berkeley, California give bikes priority on the roads. Photo via My Standard Break From Life.
Tip of the Helmet to Wilmington, N.C.
Inspired by Stephen Colbert’s “Tip of the Hat,”  TheCityFix is starting a new series – “Tip of the Helmet” –  to give credit where it’s due as cities invest in sustainable transport, particularly for walking and cycling. To kick off ...
Bike and pedestrian infrastructure in Freiburg, Germany is some of the world's most advanced. Photo via Tillwe.
Green Mobility: Learning from Germany and Making Washington Greater
Yesterday I attended “Biking, Walking, and Public Transport: Smart Mobility for the 21st Century” at the Goethe-Institut. The event kicked off with a great hands-on demonstration of how to change a bike tire by Daniel Hoagland, D.C.’s star bike ambassador. Some ...
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