I’m New Here
Downtown College Park, MD. Photo by RethinkCollegePark.
Today is my first day at TheCityFix where I’ll be blogging full-time over the course of the next three months. I graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Environmental Economics in 2007 and recently completed a stint with the ...
The Pedicab Experience
Waiting for service. Photo by Nate Baird.
While TheCityFix has made the case for the pedicab before, it’s always good (but rare) to see a writer from the “mainstream media” lauding the three-wheeled transport option. The Times’ Ariel Kaminar’s sensitive and experiential inquiry provides helpful insight into, and light-hearted ...
Learning to Walk in Arequipa, Peru
Learning to Walk in Arequipa, Peru
Over the summer I had the opportunity to visit Arequipa, Peru’s southern-most major city, and see first hand all the work that the city and regional governments have done to make the city more pedestrian friendly. So far, Arequipa has ...
“Low Carbon, Competitive Cities” at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
“Low Carbon, Competitive Cities” at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is hosting the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Transport this week, presenting lectures and discussions around the theme of “Low Carbon, Competitive Cities. The annual conference, held this week from October 12 ...
Going Dutch in New York
Volunteers staff the bike share booth for the Hudson on the Holland (www.ny400.org) festivities. Photo by Ensie.
A temporary bike share (courtesy of the Dutch Embassy) was definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to New York City, which all year has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of Captain Henry Hudson’s voyage to “New Amsterdam,” ...
Preparing Our Transportation Systems for Climate Change
What does transportation have to do with adapting to climate change? Photo by Peter Blanchard.
We know climate change is happening and that its impacts on our society will be serious.  Despite this knowledge, planners and elected leaders are not doing enough to prepare our transportation infrastructure for global warming’s effects.  That was the message ...
Must Dark Days Precede Bike Infrastructure Gains?
NYC bike box. Photo by Nate Baird.
Following all the excitement of Walk 21,  where the advantages of walking and bicycling infrastructure frequently took center stage, it’s a bit sobering to take note of what happens in the absence of such facilities.  BikePortland.com linked yesterday to a ...
"Low Carbon, Competitive Cities" at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is hosting the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Transport this week, presenting lectures and discussions around the theme of “Low Carbon, Competitive Cities. The annual conference, held this week from October 12 ...
SeeClickFix Adds New Features, Gets Smarter
SeeClickFix Adds New Features, Gets Smarter
Big news from our partners at SeeClickFix, the online mapping tool that helps citizens take direct action to fix problems in their community: they’ve preloaded the boundaries of 25,000 cities and towns — and more than 8,000 neighborhoods — into ...
Reading, Writing and…Walking?
Families participate in the 2006 International Walk & Bike to School Day. Photo by Derek Diamond.
Conveniently coinciding with the annual Walk21 conference in New York City, October 7th has been designated as International Walk to School Day. A handful of American students will grab their backpacks, tie their laces, and set off for school by ...