Moscow Metro Map and Usability of Public Transportation Maps
Moscow's redesigned metro map.
Moscow just released its new metro map. We thought it would be interesting to write about the most well-designed maps of various cities’ public transit systems. Moscow’s new map took four years to develop, according to the design firm behind it, Art. ...
New Report: How to Measure Citywide GHG Emissions from the Transport Sector
For citywide transportation emissions inventory, a number of factors play into emissions into transportation, making developing emisions inventories complicated and unique to the challenges of each city.
Allison Bishins and Nicolae Duduta of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today released a working paper, “Citywide Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: A Review of Selected Methodologies.” As the report highlights, the transportation sector accounted for 14.3 percent of the worldwide ...
Pratt Center: NYC’s Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
Pratt Center: NYC’s Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
The combined cost of housing and transportation burden is significant depending on where you live. Many Americans and people all over the world struggle with an enduring trade off: spending a greater share of income on housing for a shorter ...
Friday Fun: Bike Typography
One of Juri's designs. Rendering by Juri...
Juri Zaech, a Swiss designer and art director living in Paris, is working on a fun prototype of a bike stylized in the form a name, as part of a project called “Write a Bike.” He even designed a tandem bike ...
Orlando Bus Rapid Transit Receives USDOT TIGER II Grant
Orlando Bus Rapid Transit Receives USDOT TIGER II Grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) revealed which projects it will be funding under the TIGER II grant program, discretionary allocations that fall under the purview of the Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood. (Check out LaHood’s blog here.) The grants divide ...
Transport and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Flogging a Dead Horse?
Photo by clarkmaxwell.
Dario Hidalgo, senior transport engineer at EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), and Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership (SLoCaT), discuss why the current market-based mechanism for reducing global carbon emissions—the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)—is not ...
Pratt Center: NYC's Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
The combined cost of housing and transportation burden is significant depending on where you live. Many Americans and people all over the world struggle with an enduring trade off: spending a greater share of income on housing for a shorter ...
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
What are the options with payment schemes for public transportation? There are two tiers of strategies that a Los Angeles Metro study recently outlined. Time-based systems allow passengers to ride a transit system and make free transfers for a set ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 22: BIXI in Toronto, Bike Racks from Parking Meters, Airbags for Cyclists
TheCityFix Picks, October 22: BIXI in Toronto, Bike Racks from Parking Meters, Airbags for Cyclists
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 ...
Cities in Flux: The Importance of Sustainable Mobility in Megacities
"The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city." says Parag Khanna about the world's urbanized future.
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. I thought an essay ...