Cities in Flux: From D.C. to Baltimore
Baltimore cityscape. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshmaz/
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Washington and Baltimore experienced ...
Disruptions in London Lead to Alternative Commutes
Sign reads: Tube Strike Monday and Tuesday So Why Not Cycle To Work? Photo Courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveograve
London’s Tube workers, including 10,000 subway drivers, station workers and engineers, are on strike as Transport for London (TfL) prepares to lay off 800 of 19,000 London Underground staff. Most of the cut positions are those of ticket office staff ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle Portraits in South Africa
Friday Fun: Bicycle Portraits in South Africa
A project called Bicycle Portraits, developed by two South African bicycling enthusiasts, looks at biking culture in South Africa’s cities — the lack of it, as well as the stories of those who use bicycles to move about the country.  ...
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Traffic on the streets of Mumbai. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/brajeshwar/
Mumbai is a hectic metropolis infamous for its traffic chaos. The hundreds of thousands of tiny black and yellow cabs and rickshaws that criss-cross the streets have caused plenty of frustration for the city’s 14 million residents. To better tackle the ...
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
American young adults are driving less, says a recent piece in AdvertisingAge.  Only 77 percent of 19-year-olds today have their license, compared to 92 percent in 1978.  And the proportion of automobile miles driven by people aged 21 to 30 ...
Obama’s Infrastructure Proposal: A Good Start That Needs Work
Photo by Brave Heart.
The most intriguing piece of President Obama’s new plan to infuse the U.S. economy with jobs – by renewing roads, rail and air travel – is the proposed $50 billion dollar infrastructure bank.  While not a new concept, the creation of ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 3: Public Transit Creates Jobs, China Buys More Cars, Men Waste Fuel
Illustration by Garrett Bradford.
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 ...
Yes! Is East of the River: A Window Into Transportation and Access in Ward 8
The Yes! Organic Market, part of a mixed used development project in the Fairlawn neighborhood of SE DC.
The first organic market to open east of the Anacostia is certainly a milestone but is it accessible? According to a press release announcing the new supermarket: “… Yes! Organic Market is committed to making fresh produce and healthy food ...
Arriving at Better Road Safety Measures
Arriving at Better Road Safety Measures
In its recent infographic, GOOD magazine looks at “handful of cities around the world and how often their pedestrians are killed while attempting to traverse” some of the world’s biggest urban landscapes. However, the graphic fails to take into account ...
City Systems, Fringes and a New Blogger
Following the bike rules in downtown Washington, DC.
As TheCityFix’s newest full-time blogger, I’m excited to have the opportunity to write about transportation and city issues. I became interested in sustainability growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, where I advocated for climate change policy as a high school student. ...