Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can’t Be the Only Option
Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can’t Be the Only Option
Last week, the Washington, D.C. region was awash in hype over an impending “thunder snow” storm.  While  the storm under-delivered on the snow, it certainly caused chaos. Storms like these highlight the benefits of compact urban development while underscoring the ...
Friday Fun: Compressed in Tokyo
Image from the series "Tokyo Compressed." Photo by Michael Wolf.
“Tokyo Compression” is a series of photographs by German-born, now Hong Kong-based photographer, Michael Wolf. The images are representations of how subway commuters in Tokyo get around during rush hour. From Wolf’s photographs, it is clear how crowded the city’s ...
Transport and Health: Measuring the Link
On Sunday mornings, Mexico City's Reforma Avenu is open only to cyclists and pedstrians to reduce air pollution and promote physical activity. Photo by  i_amici.
It is crucial to develop a robust, simple and meaningful set of indicators to measure the impact of transport policy on public health in order to achieve any real change in the status quo, according to Dr. Carlos Dora of ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
Tehran has implemented an extensive bus rapid transit system in the past year. Photo by looking4poetry.
Tehran, Iran was the second runner-up to this year’s Sustainable Transport Award winner, Guangzhou, China. Event moderator Enrique Peñalosa called the city a model for others because of its aggressive policy aimed to successfully implement a broad set of new transportation options. Tehran ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award Winner: Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou BRT's Gangding Station. Photo by Benjamin.
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. The city of Guangzhou, China today won the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award for its new world-class bus rapid transit (BRT) system that integrates with bike lanes, bike share and metro stations. The annual award created by ...
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
Geodata of open source Flickr data in San Francisco. (Photos taken by tourists are in red, blue by local and yellow could be both). Photo by Eric Fischer.
In a large city with broad institutional capacity like New York City, a lot of data is available. The city has access to a lot of useful numbers from a variety of sources, from community-based organizations that track the block-by-block details ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 28: Mighty Motorcycles, Cheap Carbon-Free Gas, Plural for Prius?
The 2010 Urban Mobility Report found that Americans burned 3.9 billions gallons in wasted fuel while waiting in traffic on U.S. roadways.
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 ...
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
Webike creators pose with their bikes. Photo credit: weBike
A small start-up near Washington, D.C. has started what it calls “the first stationless smart bike sharing program in North America.” And all it took to get the system up and running was some bikes, U-locks and mobile phones. In ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
Trottenberg was the keynote speaker at last night's Sustainable Transportation Award Ceremony. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
Last night, Guangzhou, China was announced as the winner of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award. The seventh annual award, created by the  Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), recognizes a city that made the most progress in improving mobility, reducing emissions and improving ...
Wheelchair Access Via Open Source Mapping
Screenshot from the website wheelmap.org
Via the blog, SupraGeography, written by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher and software developer at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), TheCityFix came across wheelmap.org. It’s a website (and iPhone app) built to display and aggregate information on wheelchair access in ...