TheCityFix Picks, December 17: Turkish Bullet Trains, Brakes on Bike Lanes, D.C. on Google Transit
Users of Washington D.C. area public transit will soon be bale to map out their routes using Google Transit. Image from Google.
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 ...
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Arlington ...
Transport After Cancun: Now What?
A woman bikes around the Moon Palace Hotel during the COP-16 meeting in Cancun. Photo via cc2010.mx.
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. The Cancun Agreements have been widely praised as a step forward for international negotiations on climate change. Progress was in some ways modest, delaying the biggest questions for the future, like the future of Kyoto Protocol commitments ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Change People’s Behavior
The key to a city's culture is its non-car activity like markets, biking, parks and walking. Photo by Christian Haugen.
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility solutions for massive cities ...
IBM Helps Cities Become Smarter
Austin, TX, is one of the cities that has benefitted from IBM's Smarter Cities initiative. Photo by John Rogers.
Congestion pricing to reduce traffic and pollution; water systems that automatically detect leaks in pipelines and notify authorities; food that is tracked from farms to supermarkets to ensure food safety. These are some of the recent technological advances that are ...
Friday Fun: Cycling in the Snow
Many bikers are still charging despite winter weather. Image is a screen shot of a video by Alicia.
Bikers in snowy cities across the Northern Hemisphere are embracing the winter and turning their cycles into snowmobiles. Here are some tips if you plan to keep biking despite the weather: Clean your bike thoroughly, especially if the roads are ...
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
Map of Arlington and D.C.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Arlington ...
What Spirit of Giving? U.S. Government Considers Cutbacks in Transit Benefits
Pre-tax commuter benefits will likely be reduced. Photo by Mike Chaput.
Many Americans may face higher commuting costs after the New Year if the government chooses not to extend its transit and parking benefits that were increased as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Benefits would return to previous ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Refuel Cars
Singapore's Electronic road pricing. Photo by Paul Barter.
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility solutions for ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 10: Dubai's Transit Hopes, Wasted Parking in America, U.K. Emission Cuts
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 ...