Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
An image of changes transit advocacy groups support in Maryland, including: the extension of the Red Line, a street car, and the Purple Line.
The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The transit corridor would link, from east to west, suburban Maryland communities that include the dense business and ...
Q&A with Dick Alexander: A New Private Sector Path for Mass Transit in New Orleans
New Orleans after the storm in the spring of 2006. Photo by Jonna McKone
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Veolia ...
Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Much of the American ...
Friday Fun: Transport Trick-or-Treat!
Friday Fun: Transport Trick-or-Treat!
City streets can sometimes be scary, making it an appropriate Halloween theme! A transport-related Halloween costume is creative and intelligent. (Check out Planetizen’s list of Halloween costume ideas for urban planners, including Banned Plastic Bag and Inclusionary Zoning.) Such a ...
In Haifa, a Strange Subway and a New BRT
The Haifa subway. Image via Designboom.com
Earlier this week, we wrote about map designs of public transit around the world. In our research, we came across the Haifa subway—the shortest in the world. The design seems totally unique. Have you ever encountered a transit system like ...
Q&A with Dick Alexander: A New Private Sector Path for Mass Transit in New Orleans
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Veolia ...
In Tijuana, Another Charter City, Valle San Pedro
An image of the Valle San Pedro's master plan.
So far, 700 homes have been built in what will be a 13,000-hectare development to house one million people by 2030 in Valle San Pedro, what is being billed as the “first comprehensive and sustainable urban development” in Mexico, according ...
Algae: Biofuel of the Future?
Algae biofuel production at Texas A&M University.
Transport accounts for 20 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Although TheCityFix mostly covers personal mobility in cities, it is important to note that transport of goods accounts for a huge portion of global emissions. The use of alternative fuels ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 29: Trick-or-Treat Toronto, Future Floating Cities, Google Transit in Bangalore
German-developed dashboard-mounted cameras intend to keep drivers alert of pending drowsiness. Photo: Copyright Fraunhofer IDMT
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 ...
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: “Innovations in Global Transport”
A brand new electric delivery truck run by FedEx, parked outside the Los Angeles Community College District headquarters. Photo by LA Wad.
The Atlantic held its third annual Green Intelligence Forum on energy and environmental issues on October 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C. The event brought leaders together on issues like conservation, energy, supply chain management and manufacturing, alternatives to fossil fuels ...