Tip of the Helmet: Bird Names for Bike Crossings and Capital Bikeshare Swag
A new contraflow bike lane on New Hampshire Avenue. Photo via DDOTDC.
Two recent developments in D.C. merit a Tip of the Helmet, the second installment of our Colbert-inspired series to highlight recent promising developments in the sustainable transport world.
California Drive-Thru Ban and the “Health in All Policies” Approach
California Drive-Thru Ban and the “Health in All Policies” Approach
The city of Baldwin Park, Calif. — the birthplace of the drive-thru restaurant  – made the news this week after city officials banned construction of any new drive-thrus for at least the next nine months. The first In-N-Out drive-thru burger joint ...
DCRider: New Transit App for the Masses
The new DC Rider app for iPhone lets riders check the latest news from Metro. Image via iTunes.
Last week, the Washington Post Co. released a new public transit iPhone app, DCRider. (If you don’t have an iPhone, you can also use DCRider on your computer: http://www.expressnightout.com/dcrider.) The free app features: Train times and Metro alerts: Find out ...
Where's the World's Most Painful Commute?
As we first reported in TheCityFix Picks, IBM recently released its first ever Commuter Pain Study. The study found that commuters in Beijing have the world’s most painful commute, and commuters in Stockholm, the least. Melbourne, Houston, and New York City ...
Friday Fun: Chinese Solution to Transit
The "Straddling Bus" that can drive over cars is the newest Chinese solution to traffic. Image via Huffington Post.
Why is this Friday Fun? Because we think it’s kind of a joke! Engadget reported earlier this week on plans for a new Chinese bus that drives over cars, saying the idea for “huge friggin’ buses engulfing smaller cars … actually makes ...
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
The city of Baldwin Park, Calif. — the birthplace of the drive-thru restaurant  – made the news this week after city officials banned construction of any new drive-thrus for at least the next nine months. The first In-N-Out drive-thru burger joint ...
Guiding Pedestrians: HAWKs in the Lead, While Pelicans and Puffins Fall Behind
More and more cities are installing hawks -- high-intensity activated crosswalks -- in an attempt to make their streets safer for pedestrians. Photo via wolfpix.
A few weeks ago, we published a post featuring a few ornothologically inspired pedestrian crosswalks, including pelicans, puffins, toucans, and HAWKs. Which is best for pedestrians, we wondered?
Disabled Passengers Plan to Sue in NYC
Disabled Passengers Plan to Sue in NYC
As WNYC reported this morning, disabled New Yorkers are preparing to file several “disparate impact discrimination” claims against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) over its recent transit cuts, which have hit the city’s less fortunate the hardest. Over a month ...
Where’s the World’s Most Painful Commute?
IBM's Commuter Pain Index measures the emotional and economic toll of commuting in each city, from one to 100; Beijing had the most painful commute, and Stockholm the least. Image via IBM.
As we first reported in TheCityFix Picks, IBM recently released its first ever Commuter Pain Study. The study found that commuters in Beijing have the world’s most painful commute, and commuters in Stockholm, the least. Melbourne, Houston, and New York City ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 6: Commuter Pain, Summer Streets, Cities as Solutions
Stockholm has the "least painful" commute, according to a new IBM study. Photo by zeraien.
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 ...