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U.S. Traffic Fatalities Decline Despite a Rise in Congestion
Although the U.S. has been experiencing a decline in road fatalities, congestion continues to rise. Photo by dbking.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a 3 percent decrease in road fatalities between 2009 and 2010, which still adds up to 32,788 deaths. According to LaHood, last year’s traffic fatalities fell to the lowest levels since 1949, despite a 0.7 percent increase ...
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SimCity for Real in Naya Raipur
Image by CTS-México.
Have you ever played SimCity? Well, I spent hours (no, actually, days!) trying to make my planned cities thrive in the classic version of the game, some 20 years ago. You can now play the game online, for free, with ...
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“Buzzers” and “Auto-Preneurs” Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
“Buzzers” and “Auto-Preneurs” Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
Robin Chase, the co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, teamed up with Mobivia Groupe, a privately held car maintenance company, to launch yet another innovative car-sharing program: Buzzcar. Announced last week in France, the new technology-driven service allows individuals to rent their ...
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New Video: Guangzhou’s Bus Rapid Transit System
New Video: Guangzhou’s Bus Rapid Transit System
Bus Rapid Transit in Guangzhou, China from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Streetfilms, in collaboration with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), recently released a video highlighting Guangzhou, China’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, which we covered here on TheCityFix ...
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Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Frustrated and unsatisfied with the city’s efforts in promoting bicycle infrastructure, bicycle advocates in Guadalajara, Mexico took action into their own hands by informally painting bike lanes along the city’s roads through a community event called Ciclovía Ciudadana. We reported in the ...
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UITP Marketing Awards: Public Transport as Part of Modern Urban Lifestyle
UITP Marketing Awards: Public Transport as Part of Modern Urban Lifestyle
De Lijn TV Spot from Desire Dupas on Vimeo. The message reads: “It’s smarter to travel in groups. Take the bus.” The International Association of Public Transport (UITP), a global advocate in promoting public transportation, is accepting entries for its 5th ...
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"Buzzers" and "Auto-Preneurs" Expand Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing in France
Robin Chase, the co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, teamed up with Mobivia Groupe, a privately held car maintenance company, to launch yet another innovative car-sharing program: Buzzcar. Announced last week in France, the new technology-driven service allows individuals to rent their ...
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Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
GTM Research studies the monetary savings of electric vehciles. Photo by GTM Research.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Save Gas, Money and the Planet A new report by GTM Research maps out gasoline prices, ...
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TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
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 ...
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America Fast Forward: Innovating Transportation
One of the projects funded by 30/10 will be the four-mile extension of the Metro Orange Line in Los Angeles County, complete with bikeways and pedestrian paths. Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited Washington, D.C. yesterday to garner support for a national expansion of his 30/10 transportation initiative, called America Fast Forward. In November 2008, two-thirds of Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R, an initiative committing a half-cent ...