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. ...
New Report: How to Measure Citywide GHG Emissions from the Transport Sector
For citywide transportation emissions inventory, a number of factors play into emissions into transportation, making developing emisions inventories complicated and unique to the challenges of each city.
Allison Bishins and Nicolae Duduta of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today released a working paper, “Citywide Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: A Review of Selected Methodologies.” As the report highlights, the transportation sector accounted for 14.3 percent of the worldwide ...
Pratt Center: NYC’s Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
Pratt Center: NYC’s Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
The combined cost of housing and transportation burden is significant depending on where you live. Many Americans and people all over the world struggle with an enduring trade off: spending a greater share of income on housing for a shorter ...
Friday Fun: Bike Typography
One of Juri's designs. Rendering by Juri...
Juri Zaech, a Swiss designer and art director living in Paris, is working on a fun prototype of a bike stylized in the form a name, as part of a project called “Write a Bike.” He even designed a tandem bike ...
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 ...
Transport and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Flogging a Dead Horse?
Photo by clarkmaxwell.
Dario Hidalgo, senior transport engineer at EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), and Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership (SLoCaT), discuss why the current market-based mechanism for reducing global carbon emissions—the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)—is not ...
Pratt Center: NYC's Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
The combined cost of housing and transportation burden is significant depending on where you live. Many Americans and people all over the world struggle with an enduring trade off: spending a greater share of income on housing for a shorter ...
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
What are the options with payment schemes for public transportation? There are two tiers of strategies that a Los Angeles Metro study recently outlined. Time-based systems allow passengers to ride a transit system and make free transfers for a set ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 22: BIXI in Toronto, Bike Racks from Parking Meters, Airbags for Cyclists
TheCityFix Picks, October 22: BIXI in Toronto, Bike Racks from Parking Meters, Airbags for Cyclists
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 ...