Proximity to Transit Boosts Property Values
Transportation infrastructure projects are bringing higher land values - a sure sign that these are desirable amenities for Mumbaikars.  Photo: calamur.
If property values are any indicator, access to high quality public transit is highly desired in Mumbai. The city’s developers are cashing in on proposed infrastructure projects, even though the completion of these projects could be years away. After recent ...
Bus Lanes Can Cut Mumbai's Congestion, Study Says
A new study shows that buses in designated lanes, like these in Delhi, can carry more people using less road space.  Photo: jenspie3.
Cars take up more space on Mumbai’s roads than buses and carry fewer passengers, says a recently released study. What’s more, a mere 10-20% increase in the number of buses along with designated bus lanes can make a serious dent ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 12: China’s Ambitious High-Speed Rail Plans, Burgeoning Bike Culture, Apps for Transport Problems
China's expanded high speed rail network would extend through India, Kazakhstan, Turkey and other countries. The Chinese government proposes to finance the projects in exchange for rights to some of its neighbors' natural resources. Photo by yeowatzup.
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 ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 4: Can We Sustain the Biking Boom?
Bicycling has seen rising popularity during the recession, but this increased interest won't be sustained without adequate investments.  Photo: Ed Yourdon, flickr.
This is the fourth installment of TheCityFix’s series Moving through the Recession, which explores how the worldwide economic slowdown has impacted transportation systems and users locally, nationally and internationally. Parts 1, 2 and 3 examined transit ridership, service cuts and ...
Special Correspondent: IBM Works to Enhance Public Transport in Nigeria
Department of Public Transportation in Nigeria. Photo by Drew Alt.
It’s 4:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and I am sitting shirtless at a hotel in southeastern Nigeria.  I am not at the office because electricity from the grid was no longer and there was no diesel for the generator.  My ...
TheCityFix Guide to the Environmental Film Festival
Home, the tale of how a family's life changes with the reconstruction of the abandoned highway near their house, is just one of the many city- and transport- related screenings at the Environmental Film Fest which starts Tuesday.  Photo: © Jérôme Prébois
A town’s green renewal after being decimated by a tornado. The community impact of a major shopping mall. A ghost town’s transformation into an eco-village. If you’d like to learn more about any of these topics, along with a host ...
From New York to Guangzhou: Lessons Learned from Congestion Pricing
Guangzhou opened a new BRT system to help reduce traffic, but experts say other solutions, like congestion pricing, should also be considered. Photo by everywhereATonce,
As heard today on The New York Times Dot Earth blog, Chinese officials in Guangzhou — China’s third largest city and the capital of Guangdong (China’s wealthiest province) — are considering congestion pricing as an option to address increasing traffic ...
Congrats to Our Hometown Bicycle Friendly Businesses!
More DC offices should jump on the Bicycle Friendly Business bandwagon, providing cycling amenities like this secure bike parking area.  Photo: richardmasoner.
The D.C. area is home to two of the winners from the League of American Bicyclists’ latest round of Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) awards.  Congrats to our hometown awardees: Revolution Cycles in Arlington and the U.S. EPA headquarters!  Both received ...
Is D.C. Ready for Electric Vehicles?
If DC is going to be ready for the arrival of electric cars later this year, it's going to have to begin installing more public charging stations, like this one in Oregon, soon.  Photo: Todd Mecklem, flickr.
They’ve been all over the news lately – the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan Leaf, the Tesla Roadster. And they’re coming soon: Electric vehicles are expected to hit the streets late this year. If they make the splash automakers and sustainable ...
Google Maps Now Includes Bicycling Directions
Google Maps Now Includes Bicycling Directions
Google Maps now has directions for cyclists! In 2005, Google started offering directions for car drivers, then two years later, it added transit routes. The map navigation expanded to pedestrians in 2008. We’ve already written about how Google Maps is ...