This Weekend: Meet the Met
This Weekend: Meet the Met
Saturday is National Trails Day and the Met Branch Trail opens in Northeast D.C. The 8-mile trail running from Union Station to Silver Spring, Md. is the most recent edition to the expansive trails network created by the D.C.-based Rails-to-Trails ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 4: USDOT Takes a Ride, Traffic in Port-au-Prince, World Cup's Eco Impact
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 ...
New York's Iconic Subway Map Gets Makeover
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to release a revamped subway map – the first since 1998. The new map features a taller and fatter Manhattan and a  shrunken Staten Island; brighter, cheerier colors; and pared-down bus-connection bubbles. The ...
Friday Fun: The Monsterbike
Friday Fun: The Monsterbike
Via Gizmodo.com, behold,  the Monster Bike It’s not the most functional thing in the world, but it definitely makes a bold statement. Do you have pictures or videos of “unique” bikes, scooters, trikes, or other sustainable transportation innovations? Email them ...
Stores Ditch Shopping Carts to Discourage Vehicle Use
Shopping carts make us buy more stuff than we can carry home! Photo via phil_g
The Sydney City Council voted on Wednesday to ban trolleys (shopping carts) at a local market, citing shoppers’ propensity to load up carts with far more food than they can carry, and then rely on a car to get home. The ...
New Bike-Powered Phone Charger Could Encourage Sustainable Micro-Business
Nokia phone charging on handlebars. Image via zdnet.com
Microfinanciers may soon have a new market in developing countries:  aspiring cycling cell phone chargers. On Thursday, June 3, Nokia Oyj released a bicycle-powered phone charger, which charges your phone as you ride. The complete charge kit comes with a ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 4: USDOT Takes a Ride, Traffic in Port-au-Prince, World Cup’s Eco Impact
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood mounts a demonstration bike from the new soon-to-be-named bike-sharing program in DC. Photo by Transportation for America
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 ...
New York’s Iconic Subway Map Gets Makeover
L-R: A comparison of the current (1998) map, the Kick Map, and the 1972 Vignelli map. Image via Kickmap.com
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to release a revamped subway map – the first since 1998. The new map features a taller and fatter Manhattan and a  shrunken Staten Island; brighter, cheerier colors; and pared-down bus-connection bubbles. The ...
Philips Wants Your Ideas for Livable Cities
Bike and bus lanes make Copenhagen more livable. Photo via Spacing Magazine.
Philips, the multinational electronics company, recently announced its Livable Cities Award, “looking for individuals, community or non-governmental organizations and businesses who have ideas – ideas for ‘simple solutions’ that will improve people’s health and well-being in a city.” The contest is split into three ...
Metro Board Hikes Fares, Maintains Service
Metrorail fares are set to increase at the end of June.
Last Thursday, the Metro Board of Directors unanimously approved the biggest fare hike in the history of the transit agency, totaling nearly $109 million in rail, bus and paratransit fare increases. The deal was made over a “lunch break,” closed ...