TheCityFix Picks, October 1: Sweet Potato Fuel, Traffic from Sprawl, Funny Pedestrian Plazas
A new report from CEOs for Cities ranks Nashville, Tenn. as having the longest peak travel times, largely because of urban sprawl. Photo by debcll.
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 ...
More on Bike Culture: Criticism of NYC’s First Avenue Bike Lane
More on Bike Culture: Criticism of NYC’s First Avenue Bike Lane
Via the Infrastructurist, we came across this video on the daily commute in Manhattan’s new First Avenue bike lane. The video is another window into cyclist culture, which we wrote about yesterday, and it reinforces the need for design that ...
The Style, The Substance: It’s All Important for Cycling
Photo from Elizabeth Littman for the New York Times.
Bike style, bike culture, bike imagery — they’re important for many cyclists. The people who ride, the communities that form around this alternative mode of transportation, and events like critical mass have been important for the increased popularity of urban ...
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. We ...
Intercity Bus Travel on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad
Intercity Bus Travel on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad
We’ve said this before: the face of intercity bus travel is changing. The popularity of buses, in general,  is gaining ground for a number of reasons.  In cities from London to Los Angeles, buses are benefiting from sleek new designs, ...
Friday Fun: We ♥ Bikes
Friday Fun: We ♥ Bikes
Copenhagen’s tourism office Wonderful Copenhagen (VisitCopenhagen.com) created a new promotional video, “We Love Bikes.” The video promotes the 2011 Road World Championships for bicycle road racing, which will be hosted in Copenhagen.
New Report: Inclusive Design in Bus Rapid Transit
An image of Seattle's BRT system, Swift. There's a small gap between the bus and platform, but they are about the same height. Photo by Oran Viriyincy.
The World Bank recently published a report, “Technical and Operational Challenges to Inclusive Bus Rapid Transit,” compiled by Tom Rickert, a consultant with extensive experience on accessible transportation. While the technical report is intended primarily for an audience of BRT ...
New Survey: Carless Options in San Francisco and Boston
A bike-shaped bike rack outside a Boston "T" subway line. Photo by straightedge217.
Latitude, a Boston-based research consultancy, is asking interested volunteers to forgo using their cars for a week in order to investigate how cities, transportation providers and technology encourages the use of alternative transport (i.e. biking, walking, ridesharing) in San Francisco ...
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
A recipient of City of Lights bike lights. Photo by City Lights.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. We ...
Google Awards $1 Million to Shweeb
Google Awards $1 Million to Shweeb
Google finally announced the winners of its Project 10100, awarding $10 million to five organizations that have ideas to help change the world. People from more than 170 countries submitted more than 150,000 ideas, which Google narrowed down to 16 ...