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Urban Mobility India: Transport for London Shares Success Stories to Inspire
Urban Mobility India: Transport for London Shares Success Stories to Inspire
Live blogging for Urban Mobility India 2010 Conference & Expo, presented by the Institute of Urban Transport and Mirabilis Advisory, held December 3-5, 2010 in New Delhi, India. Good political leadership, a clear funding strategy and recognizing transport as part ...
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TheCityFix Picks, December 3: Buenos Aires Bikes, Beastly Bridges, Fuel from Rubbish
TheCityFix Picks, December 3: Buenos Aires Bikes, Beastly Bridges, Fuel from Rubbish
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 ...
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EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA’s Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
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The Complexities of a Biking Transition and the New York City Backlash
The Complexities of a Biking Transition and the New York City Backlash
On November 22 and November 23, 2010, The New York Times gave biking in New York City significant coverage in print. The paper wrote about the city’s plans for a cross-borough bike share system. And then a day later how ...
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Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Generally, in the United States larger grocery store chains supply a variety of fresh food at lower costs, while independent grocers, bodegas and smaller stores have less selection and higher operating costs and prices.  Such stores tend to have a ...
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EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 2: Panel Discussion with the Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 2: Panel Discussion with the Winners
On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. After the presentation, there was a panel discussion with representatives from each of the winning categories: Rural Smart Growth; Smart Growth ...
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Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
A team from Hamburg, Germany, as part of a competition, developed a design for a highly secure bike lock. The locks looks like they would be very expensive to make and far too heavy to take on bike rides. You ...
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Q&A with Caroline Samponaro: An Advocate’s Response to the Media’s Bike Lane Coverage
Q&A with Caroline Samponaro: An Advocate's Response to the Media's Bike Lane Coverage
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&As. Transportation ...
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COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
The following is a message from Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), which includes EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) Both SLoCaT and the Bridging the Gap initiative prepared draft recommendations for reducing greenhouse ...
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Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
It came as a bit of a shock to foreign observers when the Iranian central government declared a 24-hour “holiday” last Wednesday in Tehran in response to the extremely unhealthy level of air pollution city officials were expecting, but unfortunately ...