Bangalore's Bus Days Boost Ridership
Bangalore, India is notorious for its grinding congestion and painful, polluted commutes.  The city’s information technology (IT) boom in the 1990s and early “aughties” led to sprawling, haphazard development and an expanding middle class with a penchant for private vehicles. In ...
Out of the Driver’s Seat: Are India’s Auto-Rickshaws Safe for Pedestrians and Cyclists?
The safety of auto-rickshaws should also be assessed outside of the vehicle, from the perspective of other road users, like pedestrians and cyclists. Photo by || Anavrin ||
Have you been keeping up with our latest posts on TheCityFix Mumbai? Akshay Mani, a transport planner with EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), has written a series of posts about the importance of auto-rickshaws in India, including his latest ...
New Study: U.K. Transport Emissions Can Be Cut 76 Percent by 2050
"The Shambles" street in York is reputed to be Europe's best-preserved medieval street, and was recently voted Britain's most pisturesque. It is also very walkable. Researchers in York want to take this level of livability to scale around the UK. Photo via tj.blackwell.
“This project marks a significant break with traditional thinking that regards transport as too hard to deal with when it comes to greenhouse gas reduction.” – Prof. John Whitelegg, co-author of “Towards a Zero Carbon Vision for UK Transport“ A new ...
Transit and the Monsoon: Can We Harmonize the Two?
India's monsoon nourishes the land providing sustenance for millions, but ravages transit infrastructure every year. Image via prakhar.
Over the past year, we’ve written extensively about the new bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Ahmedabad, India, called Janmarg BRT. The system — India’s first full BRT — was a game-changer in India in the sphere of urban transit ...
Living in a Walker's Paradise?
Some of our perennial readers may remember Walk Score, which we wrote about back in 2007. The website ranks neighborhoods’ walkability on a scale of 0 to 100, based  on a complex, patent-pending, ever improving algorithm that awards points based ...
Bangalore’s Bus Days Boost Ridership
"Bus days" on the 4th of every month and a Rs1,350 monthly unlimited-ride fare are encouraging more commuters to ride the city bus in Bangalore, India. Image via nitinr708.
Bangalore, India is notorious for its grinding congestion and painful, polluted commutes.  The city’s information technology (IT) boom in the 1990s and early “aughties” led to sprawling, haphazard development and an expanding middle class with a penchant for private vehicles. In ...
Brazil’s Green World Cup
Brazil’s Green World Cup
Recently we wrote about Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and some of the proposed transport infrastructure improvements, including more than 500 kilometers of bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, that will come out of the R$11.48 billion (US$6.48 billion) already ...
Out of the Driver's Seat: Are India's Auto-Rickshaws Safe for Pedestrians and Cyclists?
Graph by Akshay Mani, EMBARQ.
Discussion of the road safety issues surrounding motorized transport modes should focus not just on the safety of in-vehicle passengers (passengers using the motorized modes) but also on how motorized modes affect the safety of other non-motorized users of the ...
Taxing for a Greener Mumbai
Mumbai's streets are filled with heavily polluting older vehicles. Now the government has given a disincentive to drive these gas-guzzlers. Photo via Jason Turner.
At the beginning of this month, the Maharashtra government approved a “green tax” on older, less efficient vehicles, as the Hindu reported. The tax affects commercial vehicles over eight years old and private vehicles over 15 years old. Around 2.1 ...
Living in a Walker’s Paradise?
Little Italy, New York (above) tied with TriBeCa and SoHo as the most walkable neighborhood in the forty largest U.S. cities, based on walkscore.com's score. Photo via Rocío Lara.
Some of our perennial readers may remember Walk Score, which we wrote about back in 2007. The website ranks neighborhoods’ walkability on a scale of 0 to 100, based  on a complex, patent-pending, ever improving algorithm that awards points based ...