Friday Fun: LEGO for Public Transport
LEGO launches new toy set for transit geeks in the making. Photo via shop.lego.com.
Build your own bus stop with the new LEGO Public Transport Station set! The toymaker released its new set in August, allowing children (and the young-at-heart) to envision cities with high-quality transit, including buses, level-boarding platforms, bike racks at transport ...
Participatory Research as Path to Equitable Transportation
A community meeting. Photo by Ed Mitchell.
One asset of urban communities is that there are a lot of people living in them, which means plenty of opportunities to garner input from diverse people for research purposes. There’s a method for this kind of qualitative and quantitative ...
Pedestrian Killed at Dangerous Intersection, Despite Efforts to Improve Safety
Pedestrian Killed at Dangerous Intersection, Despite Efforts to Improve Safety
Two recent incidents involving careless drivers and bikers in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region have area residents wondering whether the new and proposed bike routes and safety measures are actually generating on-the-ground results. Natasha Pettigrew, who was running for Maryland State Senate ...
Will China's High-Speed Rail Handle the Seasonal Surge in City-to-Rural Migration?
The world’s largest annual migration of people in the world takes place in China, when tens of millions of migrant workers leave their jobs in the city to journey home for the Chinese New Year.  Participating in the chaotic migration ...
Rising Currents and Green Streets: Looking Ahead 100 Years
Rising Currents and Green Streets: Looking Ahead 100 Years
A show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City brings together five interdisciplinary teams to share proposals on the future of New York City and its surrounding areas amidst climate change and the city’s aging infrastructure. ...
Getting the Youth of Today Involved in Public Transportation for Tomorrow
One line of the video even says, "public transportation should feel like home." Photo courtesy of Y4PT.
Informed and engaged young people are key to moving transportation issues forward, bringing future advocates, citizens and practitioners into the next wave of transportation issues and smart transportation planning. This is especially important considering that the majority of youth – 85 ...
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Riders will now be able to pay for public transportation and taxis in New York City and Los Angeles using cell phones or credit cards. Visa Inc. recently announced the new technology in a press release: “Transit agencies the world over ...
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
Given that tomorrow, September 22, is World Carfree Day, we thought we’d share a bit of the most exciting events happening around the world. You can find a full list of events on the World Carfree wiki page. For a ...
Will China’s High-Speed Rail Handle the Seasonal Surge in City-to-Rural Migration?
Wuguang High-Speed Railway.
The world’s largest annual migration of people in the world takes place in China, when tens of millions of migrant workers leave their jobs in the city to journey home for the Chinese New Year.  Participating in the chaotic migration ...
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 ...