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 ...
A Stop-And-Go Summer for Chinese Motorists
China's traffic jam could last to mid-September. Photo via The Wall Street Journal.
It’s every driver’s worst nightmare: tens of thousands of vehicles clogged a 62-mile stretch of highway between Beijing and Jining city, creating a perpetual traffic jam, now entering its 11th day.  While state television network CCTV says the traffic is ...
Turning Sewers into Sidewalks in Delhi
Paths along Delhi's expansive nullah network would provide safe passage for cyclists and pedestrians. Photo via morphogenesis.
In Delhi, urban planner and architect Manit Rastogi has a plan to transform the city’s 350 kilometers of storm water drains – or nullahs – into a network of “landscaped passages for New Delhi’s pedestrians, cyclists and solar-powered rickshaws,” as ...
Next Stop: New York
My new Koala Bear Bike Horn will make sure people get out of my way in NYC.
Sadly, my time as TheCityFix blogger has come to an end. I gotta say it’s been great. First of all, I got to bike to work every morning, which automatically made every day start out well. Then, every day I ...
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 ...
New Report: Better Transportation Means Healthier People
Access to sustainable transportation - from bicycles to trains - means healthier communities. Photo by Christa . Bike by the Sea.
Across large- and mid-sized cities, projects and initiatives that link transportation and the built environment to public health are gaining ground. A recent study by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI) reports that a multi-sectored and collaborative approach to planning ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 20: Atlanta Mass Transit Tax, Moscow Train Surfing, London’s Camping Commuters
The federal government in the United States is considering mandating that seat belts be installed in large motorcoaches.
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: Sustainable Mobility in the Movies
The movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit depicts the demise of Los Angeles' Red Car -- "The Best Public Transportation System in the Country" -- in the 1940s. Image via evworld.com.
Hallelujah! It’s Friday.  That means it’s time for another dose of Friday Fun, to send you into your weekend right — with sustainable transport on your mind. This week, we’re looking at public transport in the movies, and highlighting two movers ...