C’mon N’ Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
C’mon N’ Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
South African transportation officials are taking advantage of social media to build buzz around the new Gautrain Rapid Rail Link being built in the Johannesburg metro region. About 200 Twitter followers and more than 2,700 Facebook fans were invited for ...
Restrictions on Cycle Rickshaws Arbitrary, says Delhi High Court
In a landmark decision last month, the Delhi High Court ruled that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s policy of limiting the number of cycle rickshaws is unconstitutional. This verdict represents a key step in defending the right to the road ...
D.C. Cyclists Will Enjoy New Bike Lanes by Spring
DDOT's proposed bike lane on Pennsylvania Ave would run along the street's currently unused median. Photo: TheCityFix.
Last night, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) shared its proposals for new bike lanes in downtown D.C. Protected cycle lanes are planned for Pennsylvania Avenue as well as 9th, 15th, I and L Streets. Greater Greater Washington posted a ...
Changing Demographics, Changing Travel Patterns in the D.C. Metro Area
The Washington metro region's share of walk, bike and transit trips went up for almost all age groups between 1994 and 2007/08.  Chart source: MWCOG TPB, Robert Griffiths.
The D.C. area’s young population is traveling less, older residents are traveling more, and more people are taking transit and walking. That was the message at yesterday’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB) meeting. The TPB is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning ...
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Originally posted on Active Living By Design. So you’re sick of pollution and you’re stuck in that congestion? I got one suggestion: use a bike rack! If the first line of lyrics in this rap video doesn’t reel you in, ...
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
After consulting with the Blind Peoples' Association, Ahmedabad's BRT planners incorporated tactile tiles to guide visually impaired users through the stations.  Photo: Prajna Rao.
Last week, Prajna Rao, a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog), posted a photographic tour of Ahmedabad’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, known as Janmarg. ...
Before You Forget Snowmageddon…
Pedestrians and transit users suffered during this year's snowstorms.  Now's the time to improve the response for next year.  Photo: NCinDC.
Now that spring is almost here, Snowmageddon and Snoverkill – and all the challenges they posed to pedestrians and transit users – are but a distant memory for many. But let’s not let the opportunity to learn from this winter’s ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 19: High-level Support for Biking and Walking in U.S., Controversial School Bus Ads, Living Ikea Ads in Paris Metro
Transit riders relax in a living Ikea ad in the Paris Metro.  Source: pterjan.
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 ...
Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
Violent taxi strikes in Johannesburg fail to halt the progress of the city's new BRT system. Photo by Maneno.org.
On Monday, despite a two-week delay, violent opposition, vandalism and a minibus taxi strike, Johannesburg successfully rolled out new Rea Vaya BRT routes in the Soweto township. As we reported previously, South Africa’s first BRT system began a starter service ...
Time to Dust Off Your Bike!
Warm weather is here - time to dust off your bikes, talk about new bicycle infrastructure in DC and plan for Bike to Work Day!  Logo: Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
If your bike has been buried under a pile of snow for the past couple months, or locked away in a closet, it’s time to take it out. Warm weather is here, and so are a couple important bike-related events: ...