Guangzhou's BRT: Revolutionizing Perceptions of Bus Travel in China
In the past several weeks, we’ve covered some ground-breaking bus rapid transit (BRT) systems on TheCityFix, including Ahmedabad’s Janmarg, the first full-featured BRT in India, and Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya, which will eventually be the first full-featured BRT in Africa. The ...
Making Connecticut Ave Safer for Pedestrians
A high number of pedestrian injuries have occurred on the Woodley Park/Cleveland Park section of Connecticut Ave between 2000-2008.  Map: CAPA.
Have you had an accident or a close call when walking along Connecticut Avenue? If so, you’re not alone. The arterial, one of Washington’s main streets, has some of the highest car speeds in the District, some of the shortest ...
Shining Light on India's Auto Rickshaw Sector
As Delhi prepares for this fall’s Commonwealth Games, a fierce debate is raging over how best to transform the place into a “world-class city”. Some – like chief minister Sheila Dikshit – argue that banning auto rickshaws is a key ...
New Film Series Showcases City Transportation Innovations
New Film Series Showcases City Transportation Innovations
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) today kicked off a new series of high-energy films documenting innovative transportation projects in big cities across the nation. The series of seven films showcases projects in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Los Angeles, Phoenix ...
Metro Fare Hikes: Who's Hit the Hardest?
Metrobus riders are more likely to be poor, minority, unemployed and transit-dependent.  So shouldn't WMATA pay special attention to their needs when planning service and fare changes?  Photo: greychr.
Metrobus riders are poorer and have fewer transportation alternatives than Metrorail riders, says Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) data – and they face the biggest fare hikes under current proposals. Rail passengers, who face a 15% increase in fares ...
Guangzhou’s BRT: Revolutionizing Perceptions of Bus Travel in China
The recently-launched Guangzhou BRT is expected to change public perception about bus-based travel around the world.  Photo: Karl Fjellstrom, ITDP.
In the past several weeks, we’ve covered some ground-breaking bus rapid transit (BRT) systems on TheCityFix, including Ahmedabad’s Janmarg, the first full-featured BRT in India, and Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya, which will eventually be the first full-featured BRT in Africa. The ...
Eat, Drink and Be…on the Bus?
Mumbai's BEST buses may be joining other high-end bus operators around the world, like the Bauer Wi-Drive in San Francisco, that offer food and drinks to passengers.  Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle.
Mumbai’s bus commuters may not have to go hungry on their rides any longer. BEST officials are considering making snacks and cold drinks available on select routes and in air-conditioned buses. Commuters would be able to purchase packaged food items, ...
Shining Light on India’s Auto Rickshaw Sector
Auto rickshaw drivers, some of India's poorest citizens, are routinely taken advantage of by financiers.  Reforming the sector would address this important social equity concern as well as contribute to environmental and quality-of-life goals.  Photo: Dey.
As Delhi prepares for this fall’s Commonwealth Games, a fierce debate is raging over how best to transform the place into a “world-class city”. Some – like chief minister Sheila Dikshit – argue that banning auto rickshaws is a key ...
Mumbai’s Bus Routes at Your Fingertips
Mobile 4 Mumbai's new app allows Mumbai's bus riders to find bus routes with a few keystrokes on their cell phones.  Photo: Only Gizmos.
In less than ten keystrokes, you can now find out the shortest bus route between any two points in Mumbai. Mobile 4 Mumbai, a start-up that works to create mobile solutions, has launched a mobile app that enables users to ...
New Report: Fundamental Real Estate Shift in the U.S.?
The central city share of new residential construction in metro areas whose core communities saw a substantial increase.  Graph: EPA.
Residential construction in urban neighborhoods has accelerated over the past two decades, says a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 2010 edition of Residential Construction Trends in America’s Metropolitan Regions foresees a fundamental shift in the real ...