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Will a Common Mobility Card Work in India?
Will a Common Mobility Card Work in India?
India is working on a transit card that will grant users access to the country’s diverse modes of transportation with the wave of a single card. “[They] will function essentially as e-purses,” a senior transit minister said of the cards. “What ...
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Cities in Flux: Rebuilding New Orleans With Better Transportation
Cities in Flux: Rebuilding New Orleans With Better Transportation
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. How can transportation and ...
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Female Bikers as Indicator for Street Safety in Latin America
Female Bikers as Indicator for Street Safety in Latin America
Lima, Peru is a megacity with a population approaching 9 million. It is notorious for its sprawling growth, vast slums and mobility issues stemming from a spike in car ownership and cab usage beginning in the 1990s. To deal with ...
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Live Blogging TEDxMidAtlantic: Urban Revitalization and Sprawl
Live Blogging TEDxMidAtlantic: Urban Revitalization and Sprawl
On Friday, TheCityFix attended TEDxMidAtlantic, an independentally organized event of speakers who give short and poignant presentations on their field of expertise. The local event, held in Washington, D.C., is modeled after the annual TED Conferences, which feature “Ideas Worth ...
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TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
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 ...
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Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
This interview is part of a series of interviews featuring sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
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Government Study in Turkey Reveals Poor Access to Transit and Public Space
Government Study in Turkey Reveals Poor Access to Transit and Public Space
A new study conducted by the Turkish government reveals that handicapped citizens face serious and consistent discrimination and barriers to mobility, access to public space and services, including public transit. Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet reported on the results last week. ...
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One Year Later: Lessons From a State-of-the-Art Bus System
One Year Later: Lessons From a State-of-the-Art Bus System
We spoke with Prof. Shivanand Swamy about Ahmedabad’s Janmarg bus rapid transit (BRT) system one year after its creation. Ahmedabad, located in Gurajat, India, is home to about 4.5  million people with expected population growth of 75 percent by the ...
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Friday Fun: Wooden Wheels
Friday Fun: Wooden Wheels
Bicycles are commonly made of a steel alloy, carbon fiber, and even bamboo, but San Jose-based  Masterworks was feeling wood in this case. The woodworking studio designed a bike composed principally of the material. It is made of 80 percent ...
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Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The transit corridor would link, from east to west, suburban Maryland communities that include the dense business and ...