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TheCityFix Picks, December 31: Light Rail Across N. America, Chinese Car Sales, Pricey Petrol
TheCityFix Picks, December 31: Light Rail Across N. America, Chinese Car Sales, Pricey Petrol
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 ...
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Best of 2010: Most Popular Posts
Happy New Year! Thanks to your support in 2010. Here’s a look back at our top posts of the year. 1. Zebras, Puffins, Pelicans or Hawks for Pedestrians? The next time you hear your transit geek peers arguing about the merits ...
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Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
As 2010 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the public transportation systems across the world that made their debut over the past 12 months. From bike sharing to bus rapid transit (BRT), cities around the ...
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TheCityFix Picks, December 24: European High Speed Rail, Transporting Indian Onions, McDonald’s EV Charging Stations
TheCityFix Picks, December 24: European High Speed Rail, Transporting Indian Onions, McDonald's EV Charging Stations
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 ...
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TransMilenio: Ten Years Down the Line
TransMilenio: Ten Years Down the Line
“Road space is the most valuable space a city has; it’s more important than diamonds,” according to former Mayor of Bogotá Enrique Penalosa, who oversaw the first phase of the Colombian capital’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, known as TransMilenio, which ...
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China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
One present Santa may have brought a lot of Chinese families this year: a small car.  On Tuesday, the Chinese government announced a 10 percent sales tax on small cars effective January 1, sending many who had planned to purchase ...
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Best of 2010: Tech Innovations for Transit
Best of 2010: Tech Innovations for Transit
We’ve explained several times this year that technology alone is not enough to solve our world’s mobility problems. Recent solutions that we’ve reviewed, like the Google-funded Shweeb, China’s plans for car-straddling buses, and “collision-free” robot cars are all interesting ideas, but they ...
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Best of 2010: Images of Bus Stops
Best of 2010: Images of Bus Stops
Beautiful, well-designed, part of the public space –  we thought we’d showcase some interesting bus stops as part of this week’s series of “best of”‘posts leading up to 2011. Above is a bus stop in Chile.
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Adapting to Climate Change: Is Our Transport Infrastructure Robust Enough?
Adapting to Climate Change: Is Our Transport Infrastructure Robust Enough?
In the wake of  the Cancun climate negotiations, we thought it would be interesting to examine some of the likely impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure. “Rising sea levels, greater weather variability, and more extreme weather events like hurricanes, permafrost thawing, ...
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Digital Displays for Transit: Can More Information Mean More Riders?
Digital Displays for Transit: Can More Information Mean More Riders?
In the American capital, pedestrians and transit riders will soon be enjoying a veritable buffet of information about their transit options, available on digital displays across the city. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Gabe Klein unveiled on Monday a ...