Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
How can a task force get input from the public if not enough people show up? Photo by Daquella manera.
This morning’s Board of Trade/Council of Governments task force meeting to gain public input on Metro governance and best practices was a disappointment, expressed many participants. Here are some of the complaints that resonated among most of the 12 speakers who ...
Tomorrow is Another Day for Atlanta's Sustainable Transport
There’s still hope for sustainable transit around Peachtree Street. On June 2, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed a comprehensive transport bill (HB 277) for the state, which we’re hoping will help Georgian cities – Atlanta, in particular – invest more ...
$430 Million for Mumbai Rail System
A new $430 million World Bank grant will help Mumbai's suburban train relieve overcrowding and operational efficiency. Photo via stefanx80.
India’s Hindustan Times reported today that the World Bank has approved a $430 million project to help finance improvements in Mumbai’s suburban rail system, which carries nearly 7 million commuters daily. The Mumbai Urban Transport Project-2A (MUTP-II), approved yesterday, aims ...
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
Hundreds of stranded metro-riding Madrileños tried to crowd onto city buses to get to work. Photo via El Pais.
Ever wonder what a day without Metro would feel like? Today, Madrileños found out. Lately we’ve talked a lot about U.S. transit agencies’ budget crises. But events in Madrid today are eye opening, showing how transit agencies around the world are ...
Williamsburg Walks Again
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
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 ...
Kids Safer on the Subway
Kids in NYC are safer than others around the United States because they ride public transit more. Photo via Susan NYC.
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of fatal injuries for children one to twelve years old in the United States. In New York City, where kids rely much more on public transit, they die in traffic accidents at less than ...
Tomorrow is Another Day for Atlanta’s Sustainable Transport
Traffic on Atlanta's roads has doubled with the area's population over the past twenty years. Photo via jcburns.
There’s still hope for sustainable transit around Peachtree Street. On June 2, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed a comprehensive transport bill (HB 277) for the state, which we’re hoping will help Georgian cities – Atlanta, in particular – invest more ...
Our Cities Ourselves: Ten Architects Re-Imagine Urban Transport in 2030
Urbanus Architecture & Design re-imagines the city of Guangzhou by transforming the highway into an elevated bicycle and pedestrian promenade, integrated with the bus rapid transit corridor below. Illustration via Our Cities Ourselves media kit.
Last week, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) launched an international traveling exhibition about the future of transport in ten major cities. “Our Cities Ourselves” asks ten leading architects to imagine what cities would look like in 2030  ...
Have Ideas for Metro?
Know how to fix Metro? Go tell them, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Offices, 777 N. Capitol St. NE. Photo via Mr. T in DC
Do you have ideas about how to improve Metro? Now’s your chance to talk. On Thursday, July 1, a joint task force run by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade has invited the ...
Tip of the Helmet to Wilmington, N.C.
Bike boulevards like this one in Berkeley, California give bikes priority on the roads. Photo via My Standard Break From Life.
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 ...