Buses Spread the Love in Copenhagen
Here is a snap shot of the love seats, also known as "Kærlighedssæder." Photo via Kadaver Off the Record.
Looking for love? Ride the bus! Starting on May 3, Danish transport company Arriva introduced red-upholstered designated “love seats” on more than 100 buses in Copenhagen to encourage flirtation, smiles, romance and happiness among the city’s passengers, whether they’re happily ...
Trains Back on Track in Mumbai
Mumbai's trains were eerily quiet earlier this week. Photo by nozomiiqel.
Mumbai’s trains are back on track after two days of disruption caused by railway motormen who went on strike in demand of higher wages, including overtime allowances, and increased safety.
World Bank Opens Urban Development (and Other) Data
Image via DevelopmentSeed.org
Earlier this month, the World Bank opened up its data and launched a new website – data.worldbank.org – where users will be able to browse and filter more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development indicators from World ...
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 30: E-Jeepneys in Manila, Moving Back to the City, Bicycles for Haiti
Electronic "jeepneys" (public mini-buses) are getting more popular in the Philippines. Photo by Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
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 ...
Does the University of Maryland Care Enough About Transit?
How would transit affect the heart of the University of Maryland's college campus? Photo by forklift.
There’s been lots of buzz this week in College Park, Md. about accessibility and transit. First, early this week, there were reports of the controversy surrounding the school’s plans to close Campus Drive to private vehicles and many buses for ...
Benchmarking Walking and Bicycling in D.C.
A bicyclist pauses at 14th and U streets. Photo by Jess J.
The Alliance for Biking & Walking released its “2010 Benchmarking Report” on bicycling and walking, showing data from all 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities. The Washington, D.C. factsheet reveals that the city compares favorably to the national ...
This Week: DC Streetcar Showcase
Come one, come all! The “DC Streetcar Showcase” is coming to town! There’s been much anticipation of the revival of D.C.’s streetcar system, which ran on 200 miles of track around the city for a hundred years starting in 1862. ...
Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Rea Vaya is still open for business, despite another round of violent opposition. Photo by Shine 2010 - 2010 World Cup good news.
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...
Can You Tell Me How to Get to…a Safer Street?
Elmo is now a spokesperon for road safety, thanks to the Sesame Workshop and the Global Road Safety Partnership. Photo by mhaithaca.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the popular Sesame Street brand, has joined the Global Road Safety Partnership to educate children and families about the importance of road safety, especially in low- and middle-income countries. With the help of its ...