Earth Day Round-Up: Transport and Land Use Planning Making Cities More Sustainable
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It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Let’s celebrate with a round-up of a posts that shed some light into why cities matter, from the perspective of mayors, urban planners, businesspeople and community activists. Have something to share? Link to ...
Wanted: Photos From Your Trips in Transit
The view from my expressway bus trip on the I-10 freeway. Photo by Nate Baird.
Via Streetsblog Los Angeles: UCLA researchers at their Institute of Transportation Studies are looking for volunteers to help with one of their research projects by creating a photo essay of their travels on transit. The thought is that by analyzing ...
Earth Day Events to Inspire Sustainable Urban Mobility in D.C.
Earth Day comes to the National Mall. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
It’s official – tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Here are just a few of the events in the D.C. area to celebrate and promote sustainable cities, including those related to cycling, outdoor activities, electric vehicles and urban ...
Rebellion With a Shovel: Guerilla Gardeners Beautify D.C. One Planting at a Time
The D.C. Guerilla Gardeners aim to green the District with seeds and shovels. Photo by leedav.
It’s not a new phenomenon. Back in the 1970s, New York City community activist Liz Christy and her fellow “Green Guerillas” planted window boxes and filled vacant lots to start a community garden. Across the pond, Richard Reynolds, a London ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 16: Female Bicyclists, Zero Traffic Deaths, Top Tech Transit Innovations
Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, Mich. is an example of good public space design. Photo by cldodds.
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 ...
The UK National Carbon Calculator
How would you set the policy on energy, transport and other sectors to lower carbon emissions in the UK?
The British newspaper the Guardian has published an interactive tool on its website that allows the user to simulate different policies at the national scale for reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. The user can opt for any number of policies, ...
Last Chance to Register for Bike DC
Last Chance to Register for Bike DC
It’s more than a month away (May 23), but you only have a couple more days to register! Join Bike DC’s premier as the signature spring bicycling event on the Washington, DC event calendar. Sunday morning, May 23rd, will be ...
The Sims Test-Drive Electric Vehicles: What Does it Mean for the Real World?
The Sims can now drive electric vehicles. Photo via Joystiq.
“Today it is no longer the world that must adjust to the automobile; it’s the automobile that must adapt to people.” That’s an official quote from French automaker Renault, which yesterday announced it has partnered with Electronic Arts Inc. to ...
Why Auto-Rickshaws Matter for India
This nighttime scene from Bangalore exemplifies India's struggle to define the auto-rickshaw's place in modern India. Photo by lecercle.
With rapid population growth in Indian cities and a rise in private car ownership, it is critical to reassess the role of auto-rickshaws in the urban transportation landscape, not only from the perspective of providing an integrated and affordable public ...
You're Invited: The Bike House Spring Party!
You're Invited: The Bike House Spring Party!
Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? The Bike House, a community-based bicycle repair coop in the city, is throwing a party!