One Year After Metro Crash: Let's Make Sustainable Transit Safer
Flickr user arthurohm posted a picture of his bus driver texting on Flickr's Creative Commons. But what if the passenger, driver, and company knew that this photo could go directly to SeeClickFix? Photo via arthurohm.
If you see your bus driver texting – or dozing – what can you do? Or how about if you notice a train conductor talking on a cell phone? These were some of the questions that arose yesterday at “Transportation ...
Mumbai through the Monsoon: As City Agencies Bicker, Residents Lose
At Vidyavihar railway station, Central Railway authorities blocked the MMRDA's new skywalk with tin sheets. Photo via Mumbai Mirror.
This is part of our series following Mumbai through monsoon season.  You can find the first post here, and the second here. Inter-agency conflict continues to make life more difficult for Mumbaikers on the move during the monsoon. At the Vidyavihar ...
Need a Cab in NYC? Use Weeels!
Need a cab in NYC? Find available cars and ride partners with Weeels! Image via www.weeels.org
Nope, it’s not a typo! We’re talkin’ about Weeels, a new online tool to help you “save time, save money, save energy and save space” by finding people to share a cab with you. Here’s how it works: First, you download ...
Kids Ride Free on New York City Transit
Kids in NYC will keep their passes to ride to and from school on city transit. Photo via shell belle.
As school systems around the country start charging kids for their rides on the yellow school bus – or even cutting bus service altogether - a tentative deal worked out with state legislators in Albany reportedly will give the Metropolitan Transit ...
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Los Angeles is notorious for traffic jams stretching miles out of the city. Photo via Atwater Village Newbie.
Over the next two decades, California will need at least two million new homes to accommodate its growing population, according to a recent report about creating dense urban development. To make sure this growth is sustainable, California enacted Senate Bill ...
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Could community-designed murals, like this one in Brooklyn, New York, be used to inform the public about important transportation issues in Washington, D.C.? Photo via Streetsblog.
Monika Kerdeman is the communications and finance coordinator for The Access Initiative (TAI), a global network that promotes access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making. TAI is a project of the World Resources Institute, where EMBARQ, the producer ...
BRT for Free in Bangkok
Bangkok traffic is colorful but nasty. Planners hope the BRT - which will opened its first route on May 30 - will ease congestion in the city. Image via UweBKK (α 550 on ).
Bangkok’s BRT opened at the beginning of June, and is running on a free-trial basis until August 31 to try to encourage bus-riding to ease the city’s grinding gridlock. The new BRT in Thailand’s capital – a city of nearly ...
Access for All: Rio Street Dwellers Blame Poor Public Transit
Many streetdwellers in Rio de Janeiro could sleep in shelters or at home if public transit were more accessible. Photo via JBOnline.
This is the first post in TheCityFix’s series, “Access for All,” about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. As Rio prepares to host the World Cup in ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 18: Dump the Pump, Slim City Streets, Predict Traffic Jams
Using public transportation could potentially save you upwars to $10,000 a year!
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 ...
Mumbai through the Monsoon: Roads Flooded, Trains Stalled, Ten Dead
A tree falls on the tracks near Dadar station due to heavy rain. Photo via Mid Day.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the first post for a series following Mumbai through the monsoon. On June 11, the monsoon officially arrived in Mumbai, signaling the start of an annual test of the city’s transportation infrastructure. After ...