Mexico City Launches Third Line of Metrobus BRT
Metrobus Line 3 begins operations. Photo via CTS-México.
Translated from Spanish via ctsmexico.org. Mexico City’s Metrobús launched Line 3 on Tuesday. The trunk line of the city’s five-year-old BRT system is expected to move 120,000 passengers per day between Tenayuca and Etiopía. The new line will include 17 ...
Data and Analysis to Improve Road Safety in Arequipa
The city of Arequipa is working to make streets safer, especially for pedestrians, the most vulnerable users of the road. Photo by Phil Whitehouse.
The historic and ornate city of Arequipa is the economic and cultural hub of Southern Peru. But crowded streets, poor air quality and a disordered array of buses characterize mobility in this Andean city, the second largest in the country. ...
The Life and Death of a College Bikeshare System in Maine
The Life and Death of a College Bikeshare System in Maine
In 2007, a few students (including myself) and staff at Bowdoin College, a small liberal arts school in Maine, started the Yellow Bike Club, an informal system of bikes left on campus and re-purposed for the shared bike program. Spray-painted yellow, secured ...
Friday Fun: An Animated View of Auckland's Transportation
Using Auckland’s Google Transit feed, Chris McDowall visualizes his city’s transportation network in an animation of buses, trains and ferries. The animations usually begin at 3:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. Here’s how he describes it on his blog: “A ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 4: Peak Travel, Helmet Cameras, Bicycling Studies 101
In Cairo, tanks block off parts of Tahrir Square. Photo by Al Jazeera English.
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 ...
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry’s Bike-Centric Business Model
Wash Cycle Laundry picks up a load in the streets of Philadelphia. Photo by Gabe Mandujano.
A new wash-and-fold laundry service, Wash Cycle Laundry, avoids the three big (and not-so-sustainable) components of the delivery and manufacturing industry: trucks, parking lots and loading docks. As a result, the bike-centric delivery model is far less harmful to the ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
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“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...
What Are Best Practices in Transit Branding, Marketing and Communications?
You can see elements of LA Metro uniform design guidelines across various print materials. This helps maintain a unified brand so that the agency is easily recognizable to its customers and other stakeholders. Photo by EMBARQ
EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, is preparing a new guidebook for cities and transit agencies about the importance of branding, marketing and communications when creating new transit services. This publication will be a very visual guide to best practices ...
Friday Fun: An Animated View of Auckland’s Transportation
Friday Fun: An Animated View of Auckland’s Transportation
Using Auckland’s Google Transit feed, Chris McDowall visualizes his city’s transportation network in an animation of buses, trains and ferries. The animations usually begin at 3:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. Here’s how he describes it on his blog: “A ...
“Our Cities Ourselves” Exhibit Travels to Mexico and Brazil
An image from the exhibit. Photo by ITDP.
A traveling exhibition about the future of urban areas opened yesterday in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. It showcases the vision of 10 leading architects who imagine urban life in 2030, when “60 percent of the global population – ...