SeeClickFix Integrates Data with D.C.'s New Open311 System
A screenshot of the SeeClickFix widget on TheCityFix DC.
Last week, our friends at SeeClickFix announced the mapping tool’s integration with Washington D.C.’s new Open311 API. What does this mean? Officially, “The cities’ use of this open source data platform will enable citizens to communicate service requests directly into ...
What’s Schipper Saying? Government Emissions Data Are “Foggy”
Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions and GDP. Chart via the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Welcome to another installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a collection of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University and the founder of ...
Power of Film Reveals Delhi's Auto-Rickshaw Issues
Power of Film Reveals Delhi's Auto-Rickshaw Issues
The challenges and problems faced by Delhi’s auto-rickshaw drivers and passengers have been highlighted in a film documentary titled “Third Wheel: Auto Rickshaws – Boon or Bane for Delhi?” developed by Prabodh, a non-government organization in Delhi. The documentary fills ...
Buses Spread the Love in Copenhagen
Here is a snap shot of the love seats, also known as "Kærlighedssæder." Photo via Kadaver Off the Record.
Looking for love? Ride the bus! Starting on May 3, Danish transport company Arriva introduced red-upholstered designated “love seats” on more than 100 buses in Copenhagen to encourage flirtation, smiles, romance and happiness among the city’s passengers, whether they’re happily ...
Trains Back on Track in Mumbai
Mumbai's trains were eerily quiet earlier this week. Photo by nozomiiqel.
Mumbai’s trains are back on track after two days of disruption caused by railway motormen who went on strike in demand of higher wages, including overtime allowances, and increased safety.
What's Schipper Saying? Government Emissions Data Are "Foggy"
Welcome to another installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a collection of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University and the founder of ...
Tensions Bubble Among Mumbai's Motormen as Transport Problems Pervade
Mumbai's trains are at maximum capacity, and the motormen are feeling the sqeeze. Photo by babasteve.
After last week’s motormen strike that shut down two-thirds of the city’s commuter trains, there is fear of yet another strike – this time, by the motormen who actually went to work last week. Many of them say they have ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 7: More Money for Buses, Urban Design Competition, Serious Gaming for Sustainable Cities
IBM is making a video game where players act as urban planners.
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 ...
Does the University of Maryland Care Enough About Transit?
How would transit affect the heart of the University of Maryland's college campus? Photo by forklift.
There’s been lots of buzz this week in College Park, Md. about accessibility and transit. First, early this week, there were reports of the controversy surrounding the school’s plans to close Campus Drive to private vehicles and many buses for ...
Benchmarking Walking and Bicycling in D.C.
A bicyclist pauses at 14th and U streets. Photo by Jess J.
The Alliance for Biking & Walking released its “2010 Benchmarking Report” on bicycling and walking, showing data from all 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities. The Washington, D.C. factsheet reveals that the city compares favorably to the national ...