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 ...
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
Current patterns of sprawling urban development are unsustainable. Image via Salvador Herrera's presentation from Transforming Transportation 2011.
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. Urban dwellers in China, India and Mexico may not think they have much in common, but cities in all three countries are experiencing similar rapid growth patterns and the subsequent challenges in managing that growth in ...
Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can’t Be the Only Option
Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can’t Be the Only Option
Last week, the Washington, D.C. region was awash in hype over an impending “thunder snow” storm.  While  the storm under-delivered on the snow, it certainly caused chaos. Storms like these highlight the benefits of compact urban development while underscoring the ...
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 – ...
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. EMBARQ Turkey, in collaboration with city officials and local planners, is working to facilitate the construction of pilot cycling corridors in three Turkish cities: Eskişehir, an urban area of about half a million people and two ...
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
Geodata of open source Flickr data in San Francisco. (Photos taken by tourists are in red, blue by local and yellow could be both). Photo by Eric Fischer.
In a large city with broad institutional capacity like New York City, a lot of data is available. The city has access to a lot of useful numbers from a variety of sources, from community-based organizations that track the block-by-block details ...