TheCityFix Picks, July 23: Greek, U.S. Transport in Disrepair; Hot Air is Poor Air; Chinese Carbon; Roads Ground to Gravel
Several rural communities across the United States avoid the high cost of repaving roads by ripping them up. Photo by ben matthews :::
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 ...
No Need for Change: Hawaiian Town Provides Free Shuttle for the Homeless
Two donated buses and two 15-passenger vans will serve as shuttles from Kalaeloa transitional centers to a transit hub and through Kalaeloa. Photo via Hawaii Community Development Authority.
Not Your Grandfather's Greyhound: Buses Take Off for Inter-City Travel
Buses are a transportation success story, according to this article in the New York Times. Last year, the story says, bus service increased by 5 percent, and it rose nearly 10 percent in 2008, according to research led by Joseph ...
Walking and Biking Key to Reversing U.S. Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Programs like Safe Routes to School create a constituency for better infrastructure for all. Photo by Transportation for America.
Last Thursday, PolicyLink, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Transportation for America hosted a roundtable, “Keeping Kids Moving,” on how equitable transportation policy can prevent childhood obesity.  These organizations, and the Convergence Partnership, are “compelled by the knowledge that where you ...
Cycle Superhighways Open in London
The cycling routes as they were announced last year. The two red routes were launched today. Image via news.bbc.co.uk.
“No longer will pedal power have to dance and dodge around petrol power – on these routes the bicycle will dominate and that will be clear to all others using them.” – London Mayor Boris Johnson on his “cycling revolution” ...
London Shifts into Bike-Share Gear
A new bike share system in London adds momentum to a two-wheel revolution in cities around the world. Image via Barclays.com.
Just after officially opening two of twelve planned “Barclay’s Cycle Superhighways,” London is now just days away from launching its new bike share system. The system, called Barclay’s Cycle Hire (at this point, the sponsor has become obvious, right?), will ...
Minimum Knowledge about Minimum Parking Requirements
Minimum Knowledge about Minimum Parking Requirements
WHAT THEY ARE Minimum parking requirements require developers to construct a minimum number of parking spots, depending on the zone and type of development — business or residential, for instance. As Michael Lewyn points out, for new residential developments in Jacksonville, ...
Not Your Grandfather’s Greyhound: Buses Take Off for Inter-City Travel
BoltBus rolls up into New York City. Photo by Somewhat Frank.
Buses are a transportation success story, according to this article in the New York Times. Last year, the story says, bus service increased by 5 percent, and it rose nearly 10 percent in 2008, according to research led by Joseph ...
Bike Share Station Locations Announced
The District Department of Transportation's Bikeshare Proposed Locations. Image via octo.dc.gov/dc/ddot.
The District Department of Transportation has released the preliminary map of bike share locations for the new Capital Bikeshare, set to open this fall with 1,100 bikes at 114 solar-powered stations. The proposed station locations incorporated suggestions registered on DDOT’s ...
Adios, Del Boca Vista! NYC “Kinder and Gentler” for Retirees
New York has added four seconds to the time pedestrians are given to cross intersections as part of an effort to make the city more friendly to the elderly. Photo via NYTimes.
Maybe it’s time for senior Seinfelds to come back from the Del Boca Vista retirement community. In an effort to keep senior citizens — and their pocketbooks — in New York, the city is working to make its streets safer ...