India: Road Death Capital of the World
Cars, buses, motorbikes and rickshaws compete for space in Pune, India. Photo by Deadly Tedly.
Every year, more people die from road traffic injuries in India than anywhere else in the world, and the toll shows no signs of abating, according to a recent New York Times article. In 2008, more than 118,000 people were ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 11: World Cup Transit, India’s Car Tax, World’s Fastest Train
Just in the nick of time, South Africa debuts the Gautrain which will transport World Cup fans into Johannesburg. Photo by fmgbain
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 ...
Real-Time Informatics for a “New Soft City”
How do the movement patterns of buses and pedestrians overlap in the Stazione Termini neighborhood of Rome? Image via Senseable City Lab.
What if cities could talk? Or transit systems could tell you how they’re feeling? Sounds crazy, but it’s not that far-fetched. “Urban informatics” could change the way people understand and interact with cities, says Dan Hill, a designer, urbanist and ...
Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Curitiba, Brazil has long provided a global model for successful integration of transportation and land use planning, with a focus on environmental preservation. And recent innovations –  including the brand new Green Line and an expanded traditional route  - deserve international ...
Get the Daily Dish with DDOT's New Blog
Get the Daily Dish with DDOT's New Blog
The District Department of Transportation announced today that they have launched its first official blog, known as the “d.ish.” In his first post, DDOT Director Gabe Klein explains the importance of communications: We have been working hard to create a ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 11: World Cup Transit, India's Car Tax, World's Fastest Train
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 ...
Real-Time Informatics for a "New Soft City"
What if cities could talk? Or transit systems could tell you how they’re feeling? Sounds crazy, but it’s not that far-fetched. “Urban informatics” could change the way people understand and interact with cities, says Dan Hill, a designer, urbanist and ...
Friday Fun: Horse-Drawn Hummers!
New York artist Jeremy Dean converted a Hummer H2 into a horse-drawn carriage to "show how screwed and unsustainable the auto industry has become." Photo via WagingNonViolence.com.
It’s Friday, so let’s have a little fun! See our previous posts in this series here. We never thought this day would come: a sustainable Hummer is here. Just as the demise of General Motors‘ nemesis of sustainable transport unfolded, ...
Keepin’ Up with Curitiba
Curitiba's green line includes regular and articulated green buses, linking outlying neighborhoods and terminals without passing through the center of the city. Image via Government of Curitiba.
Curitiba, Brazil has long provided a global model for successful integration of transportation and land use planning, with a focus on environmental preservation. And recent innovations –  including the brand new Green Line and an expanded traditional route  - deserve international ...
Upcoming Event: Online Engagement for Sustainable Urban Mobility
What online tools exist in the D.C. area to make transportation more efficient, user-friendly and sustainable? Photo by Dsade
EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, is hosting an event on June 15 about “Online Engagement for Sustainable Urban Mobility“: EMBARQ – The World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport invites D.C. city officials, planners, transport practitioners, technologists, social media ...