TheCityFix Picks, September 24: European Mobility Week, Jamaica's Road Deaths, Bike Lanes Galore
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 ...
What Do Roads Say About Borders and Politics?
What Do Roads Say About Borders and Politics?
A video from Al Jazeera English shows a disparity in the length of travel time Palestinians living in the West Bank and Israeli settlers experience when entering Jerusalem, the city on the border of the West Bank and Israel.
Getting the Youth of Today Involved in Public Transportation for Tomorrow
One line of the video even says, "public transportation should feel like home." Photo courtesy of Y4PT.
Informed and engaged young people are key to moving transportation issues forward, bringing future advocates, citizens and practitioners into the next wave of transportation issues and smart transportation planning. This is especially important considering that the majority of youth – 85 ...
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Riders will now be able to pay for public transportation and taxis in New York City and Los Angeles using cell phones or credit cards. Visa Inc. recently announced the new technology in a press release: “Transit agencies the world over ...
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
Given that tomorrow, September 22, is World Carfree Day, we thought we’d share a bit of the most exciting events happening around the world. You can find a full list of events on the World Carfree wiki page. For a ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 24: European Mobility Week, Jamaica’s Road Deaths, Bike Lanes Galore
Bike infrastructure projects are booming across the United States and globe. Amsterdam (above) is seen as a model city for biking. Photo by Amsterdamize.
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 ...
Friday Fun: LEGO for Public Transport
LEGO launches new toy set for transit geeks in the making. Photo via shop.lego.com.
Build your own bus stop with the new LEGO Public Transport Station set! The toymaker released its new set in August, allowing children (and the young-at-heart) to envision cities with high-quality transit, including buses, level-boarding platforms, bike racks at transport ...
Participatory Research as Path to Equitable Transportation
A community meeting. Photo by Ed Mitchell.
One asset of urban communities is that there are a lot of people living in them, which means plenty of opportunities to garner input from diverse people for research purposes. There’s a method for this kind of qualitative and quantitative ...
Pedestrian Killed at Dangerous Intersection, Despite Efforts to Improve Safety
Pedestrian Killed at Dangerous Intersection, Despite Efforts to Improve Safety
Two recent incidents involving careless drivers and bikers in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region have area residents wondering whether the new and proposed bike routes and safety measures are actually generating on-the-ground results. Natasha Pettigrew, who was running for Maryland State Senate ...
Will China's High-Speed Rail Handle the Seasonal Surge in City-to-Rural Migration?
The world’s largest annual migration of people in the world takes place in China, when tens of millions of migrant workers leave their jobs in the city to journey home for the Chinese New Year.  Participating in the chaotic migration ...