TheCityFix Picks, September 17: Chinese Congestion, Athenian Mobility, Global PARK(ing)
TheCityFix Picks, September 17: Chinese Congestion, Athenian Mobility, Global PARK(ing)
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: The Best Places To Walk Anywhere
View from the High Line. Photo by
View from of High Line. Photo by Seth Lassman. If you were asked to identify the best city blocks for walking, what would you say? I can only speak from experience, but I would say Manhattan’s High Line, built from the ...
Invisible Riders in the City of Angels
A typical streetscape in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Planners Network, the organization of progressive planning, wrote about working-class cyclists in Los Angeles this week. Poorer sections of cities are notorious for having more dangerous intersections and this is true of Los Angeles. Beyond faster moving traffic in residential ...
Q&A with Ted Conover: The Inexorable Influence of Roads
From Conover's recent book, Obadiah (right) and Stephen in Mwanza, Tanzania, 1992. Photo by Ted Conover.
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&A’s. Ted ...
Upcoming Events: Capital Bikeshare on the Move and Car-Free Days
Location of the new Petworth area Capital Bikeshare. Photo via google maps.
According Kent Boese of the blog Parkview DC, the installation of a Capital Bikeshare station in Petworth is complete. Beose says, the “station is one of three that will be available to Park View residents. The other two are scheduled ...
Social Networking for Safer Cycling
Social Networking for Safer Cycling
There’s safety in numbers. Biking through city streets as a lone cyclist is far different than biking among a pack of fellow commuters.  A community of like-minded street users feels safer. But what if it wasn’t just a chance occurrence ...
Can Washington D.C.'s Great Public Spaces Be Greater?
The much maligned Department of Commerce Building.
The agencies responsible for the layout, design and security of federal buildings are taking a lead in developing plans and garnering public feedback to redesign Washington, D.C.’s network of public (and often federal) spaces.  David Alpert, editor of the blog ...
Q&A with Ted Conover: The Inexorable Influence of Roads
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&A’s. Ted ...
Between Urban and Rural: Mobile Slaughterhouses Approved by USDA
Between Urban and Rural: Mobile Slaughterhouses Approved by USDA
The Hudson Valley is the epicenter of innovative ideas around food distribution and agriculture. New York City’s demand for sustainable food is driving much of that change as residents increasingly seek food from organic, small-scale farmers. Innovations like the modular ...
Following the Flow of the People with Crosswalks
Crosswalks in Curitiba, Brasil. Photo from Ads Of the World.
We all know that crosswalks facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians across streets. We should heed them, walk within them and avoid jaywalking. A number of designers are rethinking the traditional concept of the crosswalk in favor of designs that ...