Rio Passengers Get More Time on Transit for Single Fare
Rio's "Bilhete Unico." Image via Rio Card.
Recently, we wrote about how public transit costs and long travel times can force people to sleep on the streets in Rio’s central zones. Now, the state government has taken a small but promising step toward relieving these problems by ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 2: U.S. Public Transit is Up, World’s Worst Commutes, Blue or Black Bike Lanes
Are blue or black bikelanes safer for bikers? Photo by Mikel Tjemsland
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 ...
Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
How can a task force get input from the public if not enough people show up? Photo by Daquella manera.
This morning’s Board of Trade/Council of Governments task force meeting to gain public input on Metro governance and best practices was a disappointment, expressed many participants. Here are some of the complaints that resonated among most of the 12 speakers who ...
Tomorrow is Another Day for Atlanta's Sustainable Transport
There’s still hope for sustainable transit around Peachtree Street. On June 2, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed a comprehensive transport bill (HB 277) for the state, which we’re hoping will help Georgian cities – Atlanta, in particular – invest more ...
$430 Million for Mumbai Rail System
A new $430 million World Bank grant will help Mumbai's suburban train relieve overcrowding and operational efficiency. Photo via stefanx80.
India’s Hindustan Times reported today that the World Bank has approved a $430 million project to help finance improvements in Mumbai’s suburban rail system, which carries nearly 7 million commuters daily. The Mumbai Urban Transport Project-2A (MUTP-II), approved yesterday, aims ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 2: U.S. Public Transit is Up, World's Worst Commutes, Blue or Black Bike Lanes
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 ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: Small Urban Interventions Enhance Host City
Redesigned Oppenheimer Park features public art, landscaping and an amphitheatre. Photo by Aileen Carrigan.
I’ve been in Johannesburg for the past two and a half weeks for the World Cup, perfecting my vuvuzela skills, watching endless hours of soccer and enjoying the fantastic festival atmosphere here. Living in Cape Town in 2004 when South ...
Kids Safer on the Subway
Kids in NYC are safer than others around the United States because they ride public transit more. Photo via Susan NYC.
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of fatal injuries for children one to twelve years old in the United States. In New York City, where kids rely much more on public transit, they die in traffic accidents at less than ...
Tomorrow is Another Day for Atlanta’s Sustainable Transport
Traffic on Atlanta's roads has doubled with the area's population over the past twenty years. Photo via jcburns.
There’s still hope for sustainable transit around Peachtree Street. On June 2, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed a comprehensive transport bill (HB 277) for the state, which we’re hoping will help Georgian cities – Atlanta, in particular – invest more ...
Our Cities Ourselves: Ten Architects Re-Imagine Urban Transport in 2030
Urbanus Architecture & Design re-imagines the city of Guangzhou by transforming the highway into an elevated bicycle and pedestrian promenade, integrated with the bus rapid transit corridor below. Illustration via Our Cities Ourselves media kit.
Last week, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) launched an international traveling exhibition about the future of transport in ten major cities. “Our Cities Ourselves” asks ten leading architects to imagine what cities would look like in 2030  ...