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Pune’s Metro Rail Moves Forward, Faces Roadblocks Ahead
Pune is trying to find solutions for its heavily congested streets. Photo by Ted.
The Maharashtra Government approved the Pune Metro Rail a couple of weeks ago, but critics are still concerned about whether or not the project is a suitable solution for Pune’s traffic problems. Last month, the Pune Municipal Corporation’s initial enthusiasm ...
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Motorist Plows Through Cyclists in Porto Alegre
After running over dozens of cyclists, the driver abandoned his vehicle. Photo via Zero Hora.
A motorist sped through a crowd of cyclists in Porto Alegre, Brazil last Friday evening, injuring at least 15 people and sending several others to the hospital. The victims were participating in a monthly Critical Mass event to raise awareness ...
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Research Recap: Smarter Cities, Safe Cycle Tracks, Manhattan-Centric Transport
Montreal's cycling lanes Photo by Andrew Bossi.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. SMARTER CITIES The Natural Resources Defense Council’s Smarter Cities project identified the top 15 metropolitan regions in ...
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TheCityFix Picks, February 25: Electric Carshare, Air Pollution and Cocaine, Rock Girl Benches
"If aliens were looking down on Los Angeles they would come to the conclusion that the ultimate life form is the automobile." BMW's Activate the Future Series.
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 Obama’s ...
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Philips Livable Cities Award: Vote Now!
The "Neighborhood Network Scheme" idea currently has the most votes for the Philips Livable Cities Award. Image via Philips on YouTube.
There’s a few weeks left to vote for the Philips Livable Cities Award, a global initiative launched in May 2010 designed to “generate practical, achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of people living in cities.” Philips asked individuals and ...
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Environmental Film Festival Showcases Sustainable Cities
Image via Environmental Film Festival.
We’ve written before about how video can be a powerful tool for environmental change. This year’s 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival, held in Washington, D.C., presents 150 films from 40 countries “that will deepen our understanding of the relationship between ...
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Honesty in Transit Marketing: Deliver on Your Promises
The Minnesota Valley Transit Authoritywrapped 10 buses in a clever "Bus 2.0" livery to publicize new intelligent transport system (ITS) technologies. Photo via EMBARQ.
Today’s information-rich world enables city dwellers to share experiences on public transport faster than any transit agency could ever hope to publish a press release, develop a marketing campaign, or hold a news conference. An agency’s brand and message can ...
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Friday Fun: Bicycle Film Festival is Back!
Brook Schaffer enjoys the Bike Film Festival in New York City back in summer of 2008. Photo by Jonna McKone.
Ah, the Bicycle Film Festival is on again! It premieres this week, hitting up Liverpool, Ireland, Portland, Ore. and Chicago, Ill.  The founding director, Brendt Barbur, started the festival when he was hit by a bus while bike riding in ...
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Cities in Flux: Pilgrimage in Jakarta Stifles Movement Once a Year
Migrants, motorbikes and personal cars crowd Jakarta's streets during Lebaran. Photo by Rezan.
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. Last year, nearly 30 million ...
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Public Subsidizes Costly Car-Centric Link to Mumbai
Photo by seanpinto.
The Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a cable bridge that links Bandra to the western suburbs of Mumbai across one of the region’s many bays, is experiencing greater cost overruns than expected, compounded by lower rates of use and thus less toll ...