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Friday Fun: BYOBL! Bring Your Own Bike Lane
Friday Fun: BYOBL! Bring Your Own Bike Lane
Altitude Inc., a Boston-based design firm, released the prototype for a laser-projected bike lane to accompany cyclists during night trips. Alex Tee and Evan Grant, the engineers behind the concept, designed the tool to ensure safety for cyclists by making ...
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New Study: Car Ownership Not Essential to Everyday Commute
Participants in a Boston-based study concluded that cars were not essential to their everday commute. Photo by Leandro Orella
A new study, “Tech for Transit: Designing a Future System,” concluded that four-fifths of research participants felt car ownership was not essential to their everyday commute. The study asked 18 car drivers in Boston and San Francisco to forgo the use of ...
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Call for Abstracts: Universal Design for Transport Systems and Infrastructure
Social exclusion and lack of transportation options perpetuates issues of extreme poverty for elderly and disabled communities. Photo by Abhi Here.
The 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2012) is set to take place in Delhi, India, September 17-21, 2012. This year’s theme is “Seamless Access for All: Universal design for transport systems and infrastructure ...
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World Water Day 2011: Urbanization, Water and Climate Change
Sea level rise proposes a threat to transit and urban quality of life. Photo by McKay Savage.
The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day to highlight challenges of protecting the world’s water. Since 1993, World Water Day has been a time dedicated to drawing international attention to and discussing the affects of rapid ...
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Toronto Set to Launch Bike-Sharing Program
The City of Toronto is set to launch a bike-sharing program as an extension of its public transit system. Photo by wyliepoon.
A new bike-sharing program, called BIXI (short for “bicycle-taxi,”) will be installed in Toronto starting May 2011. Currently, the system has been operating in Montreal, Canada, since its inception in May 2009.  Although the program is not expected to begin until ...
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Bicycles Empower Women and Boost Economic Development in Uganda
Over 200 Ugandan women met in Buhoma,Uganda to learn how to ride and repair bicycles in an effort to promote bicycling and provide economic development opportunities. Ride 4 a Woman (R4W), a nonprofit organization focused on economically and socially empowering ...
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Lagos to Expand Bus Rapid Transit System
Lagos, Nigeria’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, established in 2008, will expand its services more than 13 miles from Oshodi to Ikorodu, announced Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
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Contraflow Bike Lanes Deemed Acceptable by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration
Contraflow Bike Lanes Deemed Acceptable by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) confirmed contraflow bike lanes with proper signage and pavement markings as permissible under the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). MUTCD is a periodically updated set of national standards for all traffic control devices ...
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Research Recap, March 21: New Car Emissions, Support for Bike Lanes, Transit-Oriented Development
New York City residents speak out on bike lanes in their city, such as the one pictured here. Photo via Spencer Thomas.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Continued Decline in U.K. New Car Emissions Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new U.K. cars ...
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TheCityFix Picks, March 18: Real-Time Transit Info, Biking Tickets, Pollution Pricing
TheCityFix Picks, March 18: Real-Time Transit Info, Biking Tickets, Pollution Pricing
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 ...