Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 30: E-Jeepneys in Manila, Moving Back to the City, Bicycles for Haiti
Electronic "jeepneys" (public mini-buses) are getting more popular in the Philippines. Photo by Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 23: Driving Less Saves Money, Urban Parks Matter, Chevy Debuts a New Electric Concept Car
Denver, Colo. opens the biggest bike-sharing program in the United States. Photo via B-Cycle.
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 ...
The UK National Carbon Calculator
How would you set the policy on energy, transport and other sectors to lower carbon emissions in the UK?
The British newspaper the Guardian has published an interactive tool on its website that allows the user to simulate different policies at the national scale for reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. The user can opt for any number of policies, ...
Last Chance to Register for Bike DC
Last Chance to Register for Bike DC
It’s more than a month away (May 23), but you only have a couple more days to register! Join Bike DC’s premier as the signature spring bicycling event on the Washington, DC event calendar. Sunday morning, May 23rd, will be ...
Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Rea Vaya is still open for business, despite another round of violent opposition. Photo by Shine 2010 - 2010 World Cup good news.
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...
Can You Tell Me How to Get to…a Safer Street?
Elmo is now a spokesperon for road safety, thanks to the Sesame Workshop and the Global Road Safety Partnership. Photo by mhaithaca.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the popular Sesame Street brand, has joined the Global Road Safety Partnership to educate children and families about the importance of road safety, especially in low- and middle-income countries. With the help of its ...
Earth Day Round-Up: Transport and Land Use Planning Making Cities More Sustainable
Photo by Southernpixel.
It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Let’s celebrate with a round-up of a posts that shed some light into why cities matter, from the perspective of mayors, urban planners, businesspeople and community activists. Have something to share? Link to ...
Wanted: Photos From Your Trips in Transit
The view from my expressway bus trip on the I-10 freeway. Photo by Nate Baird.
Via Streetsblog Los Angeles: UCLA researchers at their Institute of Transportation Studies are looking for volunteers to help with one of their research projects by creating a photo essay of their travels on transit. The thought is that by analyzing ...
Earth Day Events to Inspire Sustainable Urban Mobility in D.C.
Earth Day comes to the National Mall. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
It’s official – tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Here are just a few of the events in the D.C. area to celebrate and promote sustainable cities, including those related to cycling, outdoor activities, electric vehicles and urban ...