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Caught on Camera: Deadly Traffic Crashes in China
A compilation of video surveillance footage of traffic crashes went viral in China. Image via chinaSMACK.
  Heze City police in the Shandong province of China recently aired accident footage from traffic cameras as a public service announcement to raise awareness for road safety. The 12-minute video of gruesome and violent images is further proof of the ...
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Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
Los Angeles County Department of Planning is updating its Model Streets Manual to set better guidelines for improved safety, livability and accessibility to  mass transit options. Photo by joezero5.
In an effort to improve the health and livability of cities, Los Angeles County (LAC) provided grants of up to $240,000 to nine applicants as part of its Renewing Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness (RENEW) initiative. The grants are ...
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DriveNow: BMW Launches Car-Sharing in Munich
BMW and Sixt AG's new car-share venture has the potential to cut down vehicular traffic and improve air quality. Above, a traffic jam in Munich. Photo by diskostu.
BMW Group and Sixt AG, a German-based car rental company, are set to launch a new car-sharing program, DriveNow, in Munich, Germany next month. The program will offer “premium” vehicles, comprehensive service and flexible usage, allowing customers to pick-up and drop-off cars ...
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TheCityFix Picks, March 25: Cycling Sevilla, Heavier Bus Passengers, Greener Carsharing
Sevilla's internaional bike conference, Velo-City Sevilla, brought together international bike advocates this week and celebrated Sevilla's bike-friendly city, which features bike-sharing stations, as pictured above. Photo by Giulia Gasparro.
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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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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Ashoka Changemakers: Vote Now for Solutions to Sustainable Urban Housing!
CTS-México’s recommendations are expected to increase the neighborhood’s demand for public transportation, biking and walking. Image by CTS-México.
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is nominated as a finalist for an online competition, “Sustainable Urban Housing: Collaborating for Liveable and Inclusive Cities,” hosted by Ashoka Changemakers and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. Other partners include the U.S. Department ...
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Transport 2050: The European Commission Transforms Transportation
Transport 2050, Europe's new strategy on integrating transportation will encourage walking, bicycling and mass transit. Photo by Michal Osmenda
The European Commission released a comprehensive strategy, known as Transport 2050, to integrate Europe’s transportation systems and link different modes of transit to reduce carbon emissions and foreign dependence on oil by 2050. The strategy is meant to meet the needs ...
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Research Recap, March 28: Urban Forestry, Car Crash Pain, Compact Design
The urban forestry of Etobicoke, Toronto.  Photo by Sam Javanrouh.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Benefits of Urban Forestry A newly released report by the USDA Forest Service, “Sustaining America’s Urban Trees ...
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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 ...