TheCityFix Picks, November 12: Hot Sprawl, Biofuel Brings Carbon, Les Abribus Montréalais
Montréal is set to replace 400 bus shelters by 2013. Rendering by Leblanc + Turcotte + Spooner.
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 ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood recently announced the Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) program, an initiative that “will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort.” The initiative ...
Will a Common Mobility Card Work in India?
Will a Common Mobility Card Work in India?
India is working on a transit card that will grant users access to the country’s diverse modes of transportation with the wave of a single card. “[They] will function essentially as e-purses,” a senior transit minister said of the cards. “What ...
Cities in Flux: Rebuilding New Orleans With Better Transportation
Proposed bike lanes in New Orleans.
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. How can transportation and ...
Female Bikers as Indicator for Street Safety in Latin America
Cyclists in downtown Lima. Photo by Cicoloaxion.
Lima, Peru is a megacity with a population approaching 9 million. It is notorious for its sprawling growth, vast slums and mobility issues stemming from a spike in car ownership and cab usage beginning in the 1990s. To deal with ...
Friday Fun: Got Bus?
View from a submission to GOOD Magazine of a rider's favorite bus stop.
Until noon today, get your images to GOOD Magazine capturing your favorite bus or bus stop in the U.S.  The magazine has teamed up with the advocacy organization, Transportation Alternatives, to “give a little love to one of the least ...
Event Wrap-up: Seminar on Sustainable Transportation
Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik.
The Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden hosted a seminar on sustainable transportation last week at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., as part of their fall program, “Shaping Tomorrow’s World – Infrastructure & Intelligent Mobility.” With ...
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Jessica Meaney advocates for safe walkable streets.
This interview is part of a series of interviews featuring 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. ...
Government Study in Turkey Reveals Poor Access to Transit and Public Space
A sign for the special olympics in Turkey.
A new study conducted by the Turkish government reveals that handicapped citizens face serious and consistent discrimination and barriers to mobility, access to public space and services, including public transit. Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet reported on the results last week. ...
One Year Later: Lessons From a State-of-the-Art Bus System
Ahmedabad's public transit network, showing the major components. Map by ITDP.
We spoke with Prof. Shivanand Swamy about Ahmedabad’s Janmarg bus rapid transit (BRT) system one year after its creation. Ahmedabad, located in Gurajat, India, is home to about 4.5  million people with expected population growth of 75 percent by the ...