Mumbai’s Monorail: Breakthrough or Blunder?
Mumbai’s Monorail: Breakthrough or Blunder?
Engineers recently completed a much-anticipated trial run of India’s first monorail car in Mumbai. The trial was an early test of the Mumbai Monorail Project, an initiative of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority aimed at increasing mobility and reducing congestion ...
D.C. Colleges Embrace Bike-Sharing
A cluster of bikes at American University in northwest DC. Photo by Amberley Johanna.
Last year, we reported on breakthroughs in D.C.’s bicycling culture, such as the opening of Bikestation D.C. and proposals for bike lanes on M Street. Recently, the bikesharing buzz has been increasingly bolstered by the city’s student population. American University’s Student ...
Creating “A Better Tomorrow” in America with Sustainable Transportation
Creating “A Better Tomorrow” in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
Bikes on Board: The Latest Research on Bicycle/Transit Integration
Bikes on Los Angeles County Metro's Gold Line. Photo by Nate Baird.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to make it to the recent TRB conference. But a few colleagues have come back from the conference bearing wonderful souvenirs, DVD-ROM discs packed full with details of the latest transportation research. As a budding bicycle ...
Want a Sustainable Future? Act Now to Curb "Automobile Ubiquity" in Mumbai
Chart by Lisa Rayle.
Last July, Mumbai celebrated the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a bridge to connect the island city of Mumbai with its surrounding western suburbs. This feat of construction was built not just to connect two points of land separated by ...
The Most Dangerous Roads in the World
Shanghai's Puxi Viaduct, one of the largest and busiest interchanges in the world. Photo via Waze.com.
What is the one thing that can top a four-level interchange? How about a five-level interchange, like the Puxi Viaduct in Shanghai, ranked fourth in Waze.com’s list of the most complicated and dangerous roads in the world. Among the list ...
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
Proposed improvements overlaid on existing conditions at the U Street/Florida Ave. intersection. Image via SeeClickFix.
It all started four months ago, when TheCityFix blogger David Daddio reported an issue on SeeClickFix about a dangerous intersection at U Street and Florida Ave., east of 18th Street NW. Over just several days, the report got responses from ...
Food Trucks: Tasty, But Tricky
Food trucks like the Fojol Brothers' can enliven urban spaces, but regulators haven't figured out how to treat them yet.  Photo: jsmjr, Flickr.
Yesterday morning, Prince of Petworth pointed out the opening of DC’s newest food truck, Sauca.  You can track its location here. Sauca is the latest addition to our local food cart explosion, joining the likes of the Fojol Brothers, SweetFlow ...
Transport-Related Apps for Your Smartphone
Acrossair's New York Nearest Subway app uses augmented reality to overlay subway location information onto images viewed through your smartphone camera.  Photo courtesy of Business Week.
Do you want to be able to map your bike routes as you ride and share them with fellow riders?  Impress your friends by locating the closest Zipcar on the spur of the moment?  Find the nearest subway station in ...