Before You Forget Snowmageddon…
Pedestrians and transit users suffered during this year's snowstorms.  Now's the time to improve the response for next year.  Photo: NCinDC.
Now that spring is almost here, Snowmageddon and Snoverkill – and all the challenges they posed to pedestrians and transit users – are but a distant memory for many. But let’s not let the opportunity to learn from this winter’s ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 19: High-level Support for Biking and Walking in U.S., Controversial School Bus Ads, Living Ikea Ads in Paris Metro
Transit riders relax in a living Ikea ad in the Paris Metro.  Source: pterjan.
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 ...
Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
Violent taxi strikes in Johannesburg fail to halt the progress of the city's new BRT system. Photo by Maneno.org.
On Monday, despite a two-week delay, violent opposition, vandalism and a minibus taxi strike, Johannesburg successfully rolled out new Rea Vaya BRT routes in the Soweto township. As we reported previously, South Africa’s first BRT system began a starter service ...
Time to Dust Off Your Bike!
Warm weather is here - time to dust off your bikes, talk about new bicycle infrastructure in DC and plan for Bike to Work Day!  Logo: Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
If your bike has been buried under a pile of snow for the past couple months, or locked away in a closet, it’s time to take it out. Warm weather is here, and so are a couple important bike-related events: ...
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Seattle's many bike lanes helped earn it the title of Top Time-Saving City from Real Simple magazine. Photo: SDOT.
Cities have been ranked in all kinds of ways. Best places to live, best access to the outdoors, most walkable, most obese, ease of landing a green job, best street art. Now, there’s a new city ranking: Real Simple magazine ...
D.C. Cyclists Will Enjoy New Bike Lanes by Spring
DDOT's proposed bike lane on Pennsylvania Ave would run along the street's currently unused median. Photo: TheCityFix.
Last night, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) shared its proposals for new bike lanes in downtown D.C. Protected cycle lanes are planned for Pennsylvania Avenue as well as 9th, 15th, I and L Streets. Greater Greater Washington posted a ...
Changing Demographics, Changing Travel Patterns in the D.C. Metro Area
The Washington metro region's share of walk, bike and transit trips went up for almost all age groups between 1994 and 2007/08.  Chart source: MWCOG TPB, Robert Griffiths.
The D.C. area’s young population is traveling less, older residents are traveling more, and more people are taking transit and walking. That was the message at yesterday’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB) meeting. The TPB is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning ...
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Originally posted on Active Living By Design. So you’re sick of pollution and you’re stuck in that congestion? I got one suggestion: use a bike rack! If the first line of lyrics in this rap video doesn’t reel you in, ...
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT System
Median side location of BRT station. Photo by Prajna Rao.
Prajna Rao is a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (CST-India), a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog. She provides a photographic overview of Ahmedabad’s new BRT system, known as Janmarg, which has ...
Proximity to Transit Boosts Property Values
Transportation infrastructure projects are bringing higher land values - a sure sign that these are desirable amenities for Mumbaikars.  Photo: calamur.
If property values are any indicator, access to high quality public transit is highly desired in Mumbai. The city’s developers are cashing in on proposed infrastructure projects, even though the completion of these projects could be years away. After recent ...