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"Buzzers" and "Auto-Preneurs" Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
Robin Chase, the co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, teamed up with Mobivia Groupe, a privately held car maintenance company, to launch yet another innovative car-sharing program: Buzzcar. Announced last week in France, the new technology-driven service allows individuals to rent their ...
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Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
GTM Research studies the monetary savings of electric vehciles. Photo by GTM Research.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Save Gas, Money and the Planet A new report by GTM Research maps out gasoline prices, ...
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TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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America Fast Forward: Innovating Transportation
One of the projects funded by 30/10 will be the four-mile extension of the Metro Orange Line in Los Angeles County, complete with bikeways and pedestrian paths. Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited Washington, D.C. yesterday to garner support for a national expansion of his 30/10 transportation initiative, called America Fast Forward. In November 2008, two-thirds of Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R, an initiative committing a half-cent ...
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Ashoka Changemakers: Vote Now for Solutions to Sustainable Urban Housing!
CTS-México’s recommendations are expected to increase the neighborhood’s demand for public transportation, biking and walking. Image by CTS-México.
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is nominated as a finalist for an online competition, “Sustainable Urban Housing: Collaborating for Liveable and Inclusive Cities,” hosted by Ashoka Changemakers and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. Other partners include the U.S. Department ...
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“Buzzers” and “Auto-Preneurs” Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
“Buzzers” and “Auto-Preneurs” Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
Robin Chase, the co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, teamed up with Mobivia Groupe, a privately held car maintenance company, to launch yet another innovative car-sharing program: Buzzcar. Announced last week in France, the new technology-driven service allows individuals to rent their ...
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New Video: Guangzhou’s Bus Rapid Transit System
New Video: Guangzhou’s Bus Rapid Transit System
Bus Rapid Transit in Guangzhou, China from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Streetfilms, in collaboration with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), recently released a video highlighting Guangzhou, China’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, which we covered here on TheCityFix ...
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Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Frustrated and unsatisfied with the city’s efforts in promoting bicycle infrastructure, bicycle advocates in Guadalajara, Mexico took action into their own hands by informally painting bike lanes along the city’s roads through a community event called Ciclovía Ciudadana. We reported in the ...
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Caught on Camera: Deadly Traffic Crashes in China
A compilation of video surveillance footage of traffic crashes went viral in China. Image via chinaSMACK.
  Heze City police in the Shandong province of China recently aired accident footage from traffic cameras as a public service announcement to raise awareness for road safety. The 12-minute video of gruesome and violent images is further proof of the ...
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Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
Los Angeles County Department of Planning is updating its Model Streets Manual to set better guidelines for improved safety, livability and accessibility to  mass transit options. Photo by joezero5.
In an effort to improve the health and livability of cities, Los Angeles County (LAC) provided grants of up to $240,000 to nine applicants as part of its Renewing Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness (RENEW) initiative. The grants are ...