Carpooling arrives in China
Advertisement for carpool drivers, courtesy of news.sina.com.
As seen on Wired.com, residents piloted a carpooling program in Wuhan – a burgeoning megalopolis in central China with a population of 9.1 million people and almost a million cars.  Initiated as a way to ease traffic congestion and to promote ...
Environmental Defense Fund Starts Transportation blog
Environmental Defense Fund Starts Transportation blog
Be sure to check out EDF’s new blog called Way2Go, which will be exclusively dedicated to transportation for the 21st century. They have a great cast of bloggers, so be sure to follow along as they post over the coming ...
NPR Launches 'On the Road to Safety' Series
NPR Launches 'On the Road to Safety' Series
TheCityFix just came across this great series that American National Public Radio (NPR) began yesterday. The impetus for the series was the realization that apparently last year saw one of the lowest levels of driving fatalities in nearly 50 years. ...
NPR Launches ‘On the Road to Safety’ Series
Photo courtesy of Nelson Hsu, Heather Murphy and Tanya Ballard Brown of NPR.
TheCityFix just came across this great series that American National Public Radio (NPR) began yesterday. The impetus for the series was the realization that apparently last year saw one of the lowest levels of driving fatalities in nearly 50 years. ...
How Free is Your Parking?
Here is a great video I found via our friends over at Streetsblog.org. It was produced in Australia, but the effects of minimum parking requirements on urban areas are truly global in scope. Also check out Donald Shoup’s The High ...
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
Image couresy of the Washington Post's Laris Karklis.
One of the hottest transportation debates in the region these days relates to the proposed Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT). The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) envisions a 14-mile transit link roughly following I-270 from the Shady Grove Metro station in Gaithersburg  ...
Priced Out of Housing and Into the Car
Rush hour in Tyson's Corner in Northern Virginia. Photo by mindgutter.
Throughout the current recession, a pattern has been emerging that has fascinated – and sometimes excited – urban planners and policymakers.  Home values in cities and close-in suburbs have been falling less than those in far-flung suburban areas.  (See articles ...
NPR Launches 'On the Road to Safety' Series
TheCityFix just came across this great series that American National Public Radio (NPR) began yesterday. The impetus for the series was the realization that apparently last year saw one of the lowest levels of driving fatalities in nearly 50 years. ...
Marie Reed Underpass, Champlain Contraflow Bike Lane Complete
Before photo courtesy of Flickr user M.V. Jantzen.
The much anticipated reopening of Champlain Street under Marie Reed Reed Community Center in Adams Morgan is complete. The project features a northbound contraflow bike lane on the newly created one-way southbound stretch of Champlain. It also includes a large ...
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
One of D.C.’s busiest corridors is getting a touchup. The Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue initiative, kicked off a couple of weeks ago by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, will seek to enhance the street’s physical landscape as well as its transportation ...