Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Traffic on the streets of Mumbai. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/
Mumbai is a hectic metropolis infamous for its traffic chaos. The hundreds of thousands of tiny black and yellow cabs and rickshaws that criss-cross the streets have caused plenty of frustration for the city’s 14 million residents. To better tackle the ...
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
American young adults are driving less, says a recent piece in AdvertisingAge.  Only 77 percent of 19-year-olds today have their license, compared to 92 percent in 1978.  And the proportion of automobile miles driven by people aged 21 to 30 ...
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
For children in massive cities, access to education is dependent on mobility. India’s families living in marginal areas or fringe settlements face cultural, economic and geographic barriers that prevent kids from attending school regularly. The web of tiny roads and ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 27: Ahmedabad's BRT Success, Road Safety Campaign, Fecal Fuel for Vehicles
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 ...
Friday Fun: “Let’s Take a Ride in an Electric Car!”
Friday Fun: “Let’s Take a Ride in an Electric Car!”
We’ve featured several developments in the electric car sector over the past few months on TheCityFix Picks, but have yet to come across an anthem for the zero-emission vehicle. Until now. They Might Be Giants who brought us the songs ...
Arriving at Better Road Safety Measures
Arriving at Better Road Safety Measures
In its recent infographic, GOOD magazine looks at “handful of cities around the world and how often their pedestrians are killed while attempting to traverse” some of the world’s biggest urban landscapes. However, the graphic fails to take into account ...
City Systems, Fringes and a New Blogger
Following the bike rules in downtown Washington, DC.
As TheCityFix’s newest full-time blogger, I’m excited to have the opportunity to write about transportation and city issues. I became interested in sustainability growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, where I advocated for climate change policy as a high school student. ...
FedEx Makes More Efficient Deliveries with Zero Emissions Electric Bikes
FedEx Makes More Efficient Deliveries with Zero Emissions Electric Bikes
An electric, non-carbon emitting tricycle for adults is way more exciting than it sounds, especially when an international company like FedEx Corp. uses the bikes to deliver packages across the city of Paris. FedEx now has four tricycles making mail deliveries in ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 27: Ahmedabad’s BRT Success, Road Safety Campaign, Fecal Fuel for Vehicles
The U.N. Economic Commission for Europe and the International Basketball Federation have launched a global road safety campaign to reduce traffic accidents. Photo by Sistak.
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 ...
New Report: Follow the Money for Sustainable Transport
The "cogwheels of change," introduced by transport expert Ko Sakamoto, start with the effective pricing of transport services.
“Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change,” according to transportation experts who came together ...