Access for All: Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities’ Less Fortunate
A sign informs riders that 6th Avenue and Union Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn is no longer a bus stop. Photo via transportationnation.org.
This summer TheCityFix started a new series, Access for All, about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Now, with 84% of U.S. transit agencies facing service cuts and ...
Friday Fun: New York’s Next Top Rat
A NYC subway rat turns lets a camera capture his good side. Photo via ericskiff.
Last week, the New York Times asked all readers to submit snapshots of  their “favorite subway rats” to compile a slide show documenting the life apart of these perpetually persecuted but perspicacious little creatures. Now, you can find their “field study” on New ...
Green Mobility: Learning from Germany and Making Washington Greater
Bike and pedestrian infrastructure in Freiburg, Germany is some of the world's most advanced. Photo via Tillwe.
Yesterday I attended “Biking, Walking, and Public Transport: Smart Mobility for the 21st Century” at the Goethe-Institut. The event kicked off with a great hands-on demonstration of how to change a bike tire by Daniel Hoagland, D.C.’s star bike ambassador. Some ...
One Year After Metro Crash: Let's Make Sustainable Transit Safer
Flickr user arthurohm posted a picture of his bus driver texting on Flickr's Creative Commons. But what if the passenger, driver, and company knew that this photo could go directly to SeeClickFix? Photo via arthurohm.
If you see your bus driver texting – or dozing – what can you do? Or how about if you notice a train conductor talking on a cell phone? These were some of the questions that arose yesterday at “Transportation ...
Mumbai through the Monsoon: As City Agencies Bicker, Residents Lose
At Vidyavihar railway station, Central Railway authorities blocked the MMRDA's new skywalk with tin sheets. Photo via Mumbai Mirror.
This is part of our series following Mumbai through monsoon season.  You can find the first post here, and the second here. Inter-agency conflict continues to make life more difficult for Mumbaikers on the move during the monsoon. At the Vidyavihar ...
Friday Fun: New York's Next Top Rat
Last week, the New York Times asked all readers to submit snapshots of  their “favorite subway rats” to compile a slide show documenting the life apart of these perpetually persecuted but perspicacious little creatures. Now, you can find their “field study” on New ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 25: IKEA Drives Away, Cutting the Commute, UK: Zero Emissions by 2030
The Swedish retailer IKEA prefers four-wheel customers rather those who prefer to get around on two. Photo by bitchcakesny
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 ...
Why Gas is Too Cheap
“As the sludge choking the Gulf of Mexico shows, nothing is easy when it comes to oil. Not even the price. In fact, especially not the price.” – Ezra Klein, in the Washington Post Disturbing footage of oil spewing into the ...
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Could community-designed murals, like this one in Brooklyn, New York, be used to inform the public about important transportation issues in Washington, D.C.? Photo via Streetsblog.
Monika Kerdeman is the communications and finance coordinator for The Access Initiative (TAI), a global network that promotes access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making. TAI is a project of the World Resources Institute, where EMBARQ, the producer ...
BRT for Free in Bangkok
Bangkok traffic is colorful but nasty. Planners hope the BRT - which will opened its first route on May 30 - will ease congestion in the city. Image via UweBKK (α 550 on ).
Bangkok’s BRT opened at the beginning of June, and is running on a free-trial basis until August 31 to try to encourage bus-riding to ease the city’s grinding gridlock. The new BRT in Thailand’s capital – a city of nearly ...