Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
Violent taxi strikes in Johannesburg fail to halt the progress of the city's new BRT system. Photo by Maneno.org.
On Monday, despite a two-week delay, violent opposition, vandalism and a minibus taxi strike, Johannesburg successfully rolled out new Rea Vaya BRT routes in the Soweto township. As we reported previously, South Africa’s first BRT system began a starter service ...
Time to Dust Off Your Bike!
Warm weather is here - time to dust off your bikes, talk about new bicycle infrastructure in DC and plan for Bike to Work Day!  Logo: Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
If your bike has been buried under a pile of snow for the past couple months, or locked away in a closet, it’s time to take it out. Warm weather is here, and so are a couple important bike-related events: ...
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Seattle's many bike lanes helped earn it the title of Top Time-Saving City from Real Simple magazine. Photo: SDOT.
Cities have been ranked in all kinds of ways. Best places to live, best access to the outdoors, most walkable, most obese, ease of landing a green job, best street art. Now, there’s a new city ranking: Real Simple magazine ...
TheCityFix Guide to the Environmental Film Festival
Home, the tale of how a family's life changes with the reconstruction of the abandoned highway near their house, is just one of the many city- and transport- related screenings at the Environmental Film Fest which starts Tuesday.  Photo: © Jérôme Prébois
A town’s green renewal after being decimated by a tornado. The community impact of a major shopping mall. A ghost town’s transformation into an eco-village. If you’d like to learn more about any of these topics, along with a host ...
From New York to Guangzhou: Lessons Learned from Congestion Pricing
Guangzhou opened a new BRT system to help reduce traffic, but experts say other solutions, like congestion pricing, should also be considered. Photo by everywhereATonce,
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 ...
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Originally posted on Active Living By Design. So you’re sick of pollution and you’re stuck in that congestion? I got one suggestion: use a bike rack! If the first line of lyrics in this rap video doesn’t reel you in, ...
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT System
Median side location of BRT station. Photo by Prajna Rao.
Prajna Rao is a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (CST-India), a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog. She provides a photographic overview of Ahmedabad’s new BRT system, known as Janmarg, which has ...
Proximity to Transit Boosts Property Values
Transportation infrastructure projects are bringing higher land values - a sure sign that these are desirable amenities for Mumbaikars.  Photo: calamur.
If property values are any indicator, access to high quality public transit is highly desired in Mumbai. The city’s developers are cashing in on proposed infrastructure projects, even though the completion of these projects could be years away. After recent ...
Bus Lanes Can Cut Mumbai's Congestion, Study Says
A new study shows that buses in designated lanes, like these in Delhi, can carry more people using less road space.  Photo: jenspie3.
Cars take up more space on Mumbai’s roads than buses and carry fewer passengers, says a recently released study. What’s more, a mere 10-20% increase in the number of buses along with designated bus lanes can make a serious dent ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 12: China’s Ambitious High-Speed Rail Plans, Burgeoning Bike Culture, Apps for Transport Problems
China's expanded high speed rail network would extend through India, Kazakhstan, Turkey and other countries. The Chinese government proposes to finance the projects in exchange for rights to some of its neighbors' natural resources. Photo by yeowatzup.
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 ...