Walking and Cycling in America: Restoring "Forgotten" Modes of Transport
Hurray! Yesterday brought great news for sustainable transportation advocates. On June 16, the Federal Highway Administration released its National Biking and Walking Study, analyzing trends in transportation over the past 20 years. Turns out, there is more federal funding for ...
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
The Gautrain under its blue lights at Sandton Station, one of four open stations on the high-speed train's airport route. Photo via fmgbain.
Sports fans around the globe are all going a bit insane from listening to the incessant drone of South Africans’ blow horns, the Vuvuzelas. But we think Africa’s first high-speed train, the Gautrain, deserves some horn-tootin’.
Upcoming Event: Smart Mobility for the 21st Century, and How to Change a Flat Bike Tire
The Goethe-Institut is located on the corner of 7th and I (eye) Streets, just a few minutes from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro.Photo via Goethe-Institut.
On June 23 the Goethe-Institut in Washington is hosting an event, Biking, Walking, and Public Transport: Smart Mobility for the 21st Century. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a “hands-on” demonstration on how to change a bike ...
India: Road Death Capital of the World
Cars, buses, motorbikes and rickshaws compete for space in Pune, India. Photo by Deadly Tedly.
Every year, more people die from road traffic injuries in India than anywhere else in the world, and the toll shows no signs of abating, according to a recent New York Times article. In 2008, more than 118,000 people were ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 11: World Cup Transit, India’s Car Tax, World’s Fastest Train
Just in the nick of time, South Africa debuts the Gautrain which will transport World Cup fans into Johannesburg. Photo by fmgbain
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 ...
Walking and Cycling in America: Restoring “Forgotten” Modes of Transport
Americans are walking and cycling much more than we were 20 years ago. Graphic via Fastlane.dot.gov
Hurray! Yesterday brought great news for sustainable transportation advocates. On June 16, the Federal Highway Administration released its National Biking and Walking Study, analyzing trends in transportation over the past 20 years. Turns out, there is more federal funding for ...
Two-Wheel Revolution: Bikesharing Takes Off
B-cycle's signature red bikes each have a basket to ease transporting things during a commute or shopping trip. Image via news.cnet.com.
In 2005,  with the launch of Vélo’v in Lyon, a global bikesharing movement began. By 2007, Paris began a similar bike-share with 10,000 bikes, and quickly doubled that number due to high demand. That same year, Barcelona initiated its bike-share system, Bicing, with ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: Transit in Durban and Pretoria
How will three million World Cup fans get around? Photo via FIFA.
After the official kick-off, we’re back to follow up on our series about how soccer can help sustainable transportation. A week and a half ago we highlighted World Cup-inspired mass transit improvements in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth. South ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 11: World Cup Transit, India's Car Tax, World's Fastest Train
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 ...
Real-Time Informatics for a "New Soft City"
What if cities could talk? Or transit systems could tell you how they’re feeling? Sounds crazy, but it’s not that far-fetched. “Urban informatics” could change the way people understand and interact with cities, says Dan Hill, a designer, urbanist and ...