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"Smarter Traveler" App Manages Traffic Flow
IBM, along with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Center for Innovative Transportation at the University of California, Berkeley, announced a new effort to develop an intelligent transportation solution in managing traffic flow. The application, accessible through compatible smart ...
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TheCityFix Picks, April 15: Malaysian Mass Transit, Brownfield Conversions, Clean Time Square Air
TheCityFix Picks, April 15: Malaysian Mass Transit, Brownfield Conversions, Clean Time Square Air
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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Asian Development Bank Supports E-Trikes as Public Transit in Manila
The Philippines is working to incorporate 20,000 electric tricycles into its traffic flow to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut high costs of inefficient vehicles. Photo via Asian Development Bank.
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III transferred 20 electric tricycles (e-trikes) to the City of Mandaluyong today as an initial effort to reduce air pollution and move closer to energy independence. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding the project ...
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"Safe Passage" for Vulnerable Road Users
The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. The “Vulnerable Road Users” or “Safe Passage” ordinance requires cars and light trucks to allow a ...
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Sustainable Transport Symposium: BRT and Rail, Finance, Emissions and Road Safety
The majority of trips in Amsterdam are made by non-motorized modes. Photo by Kimberly Jones.
This post is part of a series covering the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium in Kocaeli, Turkey from April 6-8, 2011, an event hosted by EMBARQ, the producer of this blog. The second day of the symposium included sessions on BRT and ...
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“Smarter Traveler” App Manages Traffic Flow
“Smarter Traveler” App Manages Traffic Flow
IBM, along with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Center for Innovative Transportation at the University of California, Berkeley, announced a new effort to develop an intelligent transportation solution in managing traffic flow. The application, accessible through compatible smart ...
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Friday Fun: Pleasant Revolution
Friday Fun: Pleasant Revolution
The Pleasant Revolution from Jonathan Grevsen on Vimeo. The 2011 Pleasant Revolution Bicycle Music and Film Festival Tour, a grassroots event on sustainable mobility showcased through music and film, is set to launch in May. The tour will travel from ...
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Electric Vehicles in Taiwan
Scooters are very common in Taiwan. Photo by Sheu Hau Chow.
Due to its high rates of urbanization and population density, Taiwan is an ideal nation for electric vehicles (EV). In a country with nearly one vehicle per person, a reformation of the private transportation sector is essential to meaningfully reduce ...
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“Safe Passage” for Vulnerable Road Users
Denton, Texas unanimously passed a safe passage ordinance that requires car drivers to maintain a safe distance from cyclists. Photo by jfre81.
The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. The “Vulnerable Road Users” or “Safe Passage” ordinance requires cars and light trucks to allow a ...
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Capital Bikeshare in High Demand
Capital Bikeshare might have to add a new fleet of bicycles to its program after its popularity with LivingSocial Deals. Photo by DDOT DC.
LivingSocial, an international company advertising group purchase offers, presented a deal last Friday for memberships to Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare, a regional bike-sharing initiative. The deal was a choice between a one-month membership for $12, or a $37 annual membership to ...