Happy New Year! Tell Us How We’re Doing
Let's make this year even better than the last! Photo by Andrew Acomb.
Dear TheCityFix Readers, Happy 2011! On behalf of EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, I want to thank you so much for your continued support. Over the past year, we published 495 posts and received more than 240,000 visits from people ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 31: Light Rail Across N. America, Chinese Car Sales, Pricey Petrol
Streets open only to bikes are growing in number in America's cities. Will the trend continue? Photo by Frank Hebbert.
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 ...
Best of 2010: Most Popular Posts
Happy New Year! Thanks to your support in 2010. Here’s a look back at our top posts of the year. 1. Zebras, Puffins, Pelicans or Hawks for Pedestrians? The next time you hear your transit geek peers arguing about the merits ...
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
Photo by Benjamin.
As 2010 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the public transportation systems across the world that made their debut over the past 12 months. From bike sharing to bus rapid transit (BRT), cities around the ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 24: European High Speed Rail, Transporting Indian Onions, McDonald’s EV Charging Stations
Spain has overtaken France as Europe's high-speed rail leader with the opening of a new line this week. Photo by Marc.
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 ...
African Cities to Triple in Size
Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo by Nick M.
Much of the growth of cities this century will take place in Africa, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Already the region has about 200 million people living in slums, the highest number in the world, according to the United Nations. It was a ...
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
This winter, Beijing levies a small car tax. Photo by Jake Ji.
One present Santa may have brought a lot of Chinese families this year: a small car.  On Tuesday, the Chinese government announced a 10 percent sales tax on small cars effective January 1, sending many who had planned to purchase ...
Best of 2010: Tech Innovations for Transit
The inflatable bike collar can be worn with your normal clothes. Photo via the Daily Mail.
We’ve explained several times this year that technology alone is not enough to solve our world’s mobility problems. Recent solutions that we’ve reviewed, like the Google-funded Shweeb, China’s plans for car-straddling buses, and “collision-free” robot cars are all interesting ideas, but they ...
Best of 2010: Images of Bus Stops
Bus stop in Chile. Photo by
Beautiful, well-designed, part of the public space -  we thought we’d showcase some interesting bus stops as part of this week’s series of “best of”‘posts leading up to 2011. Above is a bus stop in Chile.
Adapting to Climate Change: Is Our Transport Infrastructure Robust Enough?
Flooding in Pakistan. Photo by the United Nations Development Programme.
In the wake of  the Cancun climate negotiations, we thought it would be interesting to examine some of the likely impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure. “Rising sea levels, greater weather variability, and more extreme weather events like hurricanes, permafrost thawing, ...