“Historic” International Day of Climate Action
Climate demonstrators in Grenada, Spain. Flickr photo from 350.org.
Apparently 350.org’s October 24th International Day of Climate Action was a huge success and a historic day for climate activism across the globe. According to organizers, there were  5,200 events in 181 countries. CNN called it “The most widespread day ...
Not Letting the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good
DDOT workers begin striping work on 15th Street 'contraflow' bike lanes. Photo by David Daddio.
Famed American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham is often quoted as saying, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” But perhaps in this modern area, it’s less ...
Prince George's County Plan Envisions Transit Expansion
One of Prince George's many underutilized/underdeveloped metro stops. Flickr photo from tracktwentynine.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Prince George’s County is updating its 25-year-old transportation master plan to include an extension of the Metro Green line, the proposed Purple line, and consideration of high-occupancy toll lanes on County highways. According to ...
Google Maps Takes on Sustainable Mobility
Google Trike promises to bring Google's popular Streetview to pedestrian environments.
Considering a company whose mission is to “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” I think it’s safe to say that Google’s map division has met and exceeded all expectations when it comes to deploying ...
DDOT Presents Expanded Streetcar Concept
DC has already purchased three Streetcars that are currently being stored in the Czech Republic. Photo courtesy of DDOT.
Transit vehicles purchased and stored in the Czech Republic, an unresolved controversy over a 120-year-old federal law prohibiting overhead wires in the historic L’Enfant City, and tracks already being laid along H Street NE and in Anacostia… As it stands, ...
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
Photo from ICC Photo Gallery.
News flash: Most Washingtonians drive alone to work.  This is no surprise, but the Census Bureau’s 2006-2008 American Community Survey, just released, confirms that 63.7% of our region’s workers who are over 16 drive by themselves to the office. Despite ...
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings – Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
"Cool Globes" - 2007 Chicago Art Displat. Flickr photo from JohnLeGear.
“the science is screaming at us to take action” ~Senator John Kerry Today is the second installment of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee‘s three-day legislative hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (see archived ...
SeeClickFix DC: More Responsive Government at Your Fingertips
TheCityFix DC talks a lot about how we’d like to see D.C. change. We’re also committed to making sure that your voices get heard. That (and the similar names!) is why we’ve teamed up with SeeClickFix to try and spread ...
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Bike rack at Georgetown University. Photo by Patricio Chile.
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
Cyclists Take to the Streets for 350.org International Day of Climate Action
Via 350.org: Team Members in San Francisco have put together an epic 350 mile ride down the Northern California coast from Arcata all the way to the Golden Gate.
Tomorrow is the International Day of Climate Action,  an international movement launched by environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben of 350.org. The 350 campaign encourages people around the world to organize an “action” — a music and arts festival, kite flying event, ...