Algae: Biofuel of the Future?
Algae biofuel production at Texas A&M University.
Transport accounts for 20 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Although TheCityFix mostly covers personal mobility in cities, it is important to note that transport of goods accounts for a huge portion of global emissions. The use of alternative fuels ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 29: Trick-or-Treat Toronto, Future Floating Cities, Google Transit in Bangalore
German-developed dashboard-mounted cameras intend to keep drivers alert of pending drowsiness. Photo: Copyright Fraunhofer IDMT
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 ...
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: “Innovations in Global Transport”
A brand new electric delivery truck run by FedEx, parked outside the Los Angeles Community College District headquarters. Photo by LA Wad.
The Atlantic held its third annual Green Intelligence Forum on energy and environmental issues on October 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C. The event brought leaders together on issues like conservation, energy, supply chain management and manufacturing, alternatives to fossil fuels ...
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: “Moving Towards Clean Transportation”
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: “Moving Towards Clean Transportation”
The Atlantic held its third annual Green Intelligence Forum on energy and environmental issues on October 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C. The event brought leaders together on issues like conservation, energy, supply chain and manufacturing, alternatives to fossil fuels and ...
How to Make Bike Sharing Successful in Pune, India
There are a number of barriers to a successful public bike sharing program in Pune, India, one of them being a disorganized and hard-to-navigate streetscape. Hopefully, a public-private partnership to develop the program will lead to success. Photo by Jean Garcin.
In our previous post about the challenges of building metro rail in Indian cities, we wrote about the environmental organization Parisar and its work to resolve some tough issues, such as corruption and transparency, displacement of people, financing and costs, affordability, and ...
Friday Fun: Transport Trick-or-Treat!
Friday Fun: Transport Trick-or-Treat!
City streets can sometimes be scary, making it an appropriate Halloween theme! A transport-related Halloween costume is creative and intelligent. (Check out Planetizen’s list of Halloween costume ideas for urban planners, including Banned Plastic Bag and Inclusionary Zoning.) Such a ...
In Haifa, a Strange Subway and a New BRT
The Haifa subway. Image via Designboom.com
Earlier this week, we wrote about map designs of public transit around the world. In our research, we came across the Haifa subway—the shortest in the world. The design seems totally unique. Have you ever encountered a transit system like ...
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: "Moving Towards Clean Transportation"
The Atlantic held its third annual Green Intelligence Forum on energy and environmental issues on October 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C. The event brought leaders together on issues like conservation, energy, supply chain and manufacturing, alternatives to fossil fuels and ...
Bike Sharing: The Newest Mode of Public Transport
It's time we start considering bike sharing programs, like London's Barclays Cycle Hire, as part of a city's public transit mix. Photo by duncan c.
With bike sharing systems popping up all over the world, it’s about time we look critically at the role these systems can play in a city’s urban fabric and transportation system. While bikes have been an integral part of the ...
Moscow Metro Map and Usability of Public Transportation Maps
Moscow's redesigned metro map.
Moscow just released its new metro map. We thought it would be interesting to write about the most well-designed maps of various cities’ public transit systems. Moscow’s new map took four years to develop, according to the design firm behind it, Art. ...