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Female Bikers as Indicator for Street Safety in Latin America
Cyclists in downtown Lima. Photo by Cicoloaxion.
Lima, Peru is a megacity with a population approaching 9 million. It is notorious for its sprawling growth, vast slums and mobility issues stemming from a spike in car ownership and cab usage beginning in the 1990s. To deal with ...
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Live Blogging TEDxMidAtlantic: Urban Revitalization and Sprawl
The development with only two exits that Gielen photographed.
On Friday, TheCityFix attended TEDxMidAtlantic, an independentally organized event of speakers who give short and poignant presentations on their field of expertise. The local event, held in Washington, D.C., is modeled after the annual TED Conferences, which feature “Ideas Worth ...
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TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
After the recent midterm elections in the United States, transportation projects from bicycle infrastructure to high-speed rail face an uncertain future. Photo by Milos Milosevic.
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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Q&A with Dick Alexander: A New Private Sector Path for Mass Transit in New Orleans
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. Veolia ...
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In Tijuana, Another Charter City, Valle San Pedro
An image of the Valle San Pedro's master plan.
So far, 700 homes have been built in what will be a 13,000-hectare development to house one million people by 2030 in Valle San Pedro, what is being billed as the “first comprehensive and sustainable urban development” in Mexico, according ...
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One Year Later: Lessons From a State-of-the-Art Bus System
Ahmedabad's public transit network, showing the major components. Map by ITDP.
We spoke with Prof. Shivanand Swamy about Ahmedabad’s Janmarg bus rapid transit (BRT) system one year after its creation. Ahmedabad, located in Gurajat, India, is home to about 4.5  million people with expected population growth of 75 percent by the ...
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Friday Fun: Wooden Wheels
San Jose-based Masterworks produces bicycles Photo from Masterworks.
Bicycles are commonly made of a steel alloy, carbon fiber, and even bamboo, but San Jose-based  Masterworks was feeling wood in this case. The woodworking studio designed a bike composed principally of the material. It is made of 80 percent ...
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Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
An image of changes transit advocacy groups support in Maryland, including: the extension of the Red Line, a street car, and the Purple Line.
The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The transit corridor would link, from east to west, suburban Maryland communities that include the dense business and ...
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Q&A with Dick Alexander: A New Private Sector Path for Mass Transit in New Orleans
New Orleans after the storm in the spring of 2006. Photo by Jonna McKone
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. Veolia ...
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Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
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. Much of the American ...