Key Purple Line Vote Today
Key Purple Line Vote Today
Boston’s commuter rail is informally known as the “Purple Line.” Maryland still hasn’t decided whether its Purple Line will be light rail or bus rapid transit. Photo by Pylon757. Today’s a big day for the Purple Line. (Check out our ...
Paper or Plastic? How to Sell Sustainability
Paper or Plastic? How to Sell Sustainability
Can D.C. use a bag tax to fund public transportation? Photo by nicasaurusrex. Yesterday, the D.C. Council finalized the five cent tax on paper and plastic bags at grocery, drug, convenience and liquor stores. This is a good move for ...
If You Can Make It There…
If You Can Make It There…
Times Square is transforming itself into a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly public space. Photo by Lorrie McClanahan. I wrote yesterday about SmartBike DC, the capital’s new bike sharing program, and its plans to expand dramatically in the next two years. It ...
Economic Activity = Energy Use? Think Twice
Economic Activity = Energy Use? Think Twice
Increased economic activity doesn’t necessarily have to lead to greater energy consumption. Photo by bitzcelt. Energy use in the transport sector follows economic activity, but the relationship is not necessarily in direct proportion. Energy efficiency plays an important role in ...
Video: SmartBike DC Succeeds and Expands
You may have seen SmartBike stations around downtown D. C. Although, you may not have noticed: For now, it’s just a pilot program (the first in the country, in fact) and there are currently only 10 stations and 120 bikes. ...
Metro Ridership Up in First Quarter
Metro Ridership Up in First Quarter
Metro ridership is up. Bus ridership is down. What gives? Photo by Teo. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released their ridership numbers for the first quarter on Monday, and there’s some very interesting news for D.C. and for the ...
D.C. Expands Sidewalks, Sends the Right Message
D.C. Expands Sidewalks, Sends the Right Message
D.C. plans to build 15 miles of new sidewalks. Photo by BrittneyBush. The Wash Cycle pointed out today that Mayor Fenty has announced he’ll be spending $4 million in stimulus money on new sidewalks, enough to build 15 miles of ...
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
Freiburg, Germany is one of the most livable and people-oriented cities in the world. Photo by Roby©. Transport and urban development policies in European cities are recognized as being more balanced than those of the rest of the world, resulting ...
E-Bike Boom in China
E-Bike Boom in China
A woman rides her electric bike without a helmet in Beijing. Photo by Ethnocentrics. From TIME.com: On the Streets of China, Electric Bikes Are Swarming June 14, 2009 By Austin Ramzy In China, electric bicycles are leaving cars in the ...
Introducing TheCityFix DC
Introducing TheCityFix DC
Aerial view of Washington, D.C. Photo by adam79. Editor’s note: thecityfix.com is going local. Stay tuned for our online expansion, which will include local editions of our coverage in cities across the world, including Washington, D.C., where our offices are ...