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In the U.S., Poor Communication and Poor Choices Plague Bus Rapid Transit
In the U.S., Poor Communication and Poor Choices Plague Bus Rapid Transit
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is still a relatively novel mode of public transit, particularly in the United States. And because the definition of BRT is flexible, this form of public transit often suffers from miscommunication that continues the cycle of ...
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Friday Fun: The Search for Stylish Helmets
Friday Fun: The Search for Stylish Helmets
As bicycling proliferates, it appears less riders are wearing helmets. In the U.S. half of all riders wear a helmet for a least some trips and only 35 percent for all trips. A Streetsfilm on Vélib’, Paris’ bikeshare program, shows ...
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Cities in Focus: Curitiba
Cities in Focus: Curitiba
Last night, EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) premiered the latest video in its documentary series, “Cities in Focus: Curitiba,” a five-minute film that profiles innovative examples of sustainable urban development, with a focus on transit-oriented development (TOD) and bus rapid ...
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Chicago Innovates Urban Planning with Participatory Communication
Chicago Innovates Urban Planning with Participatory Communication
CEOs for Cities recently launched the Give a Minute campaign in Chicago to figure out what would encourage Chicagoans to walk, bike or take Chicago Transit Authority trains more often. In short, Chicago wants to hear from the people who ...
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Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
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TheCityFix Picks, November 19: Double-Decker Makeover, Mecca by Bike, Transport’s Rising Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, November 19: Double-Decker Makeover, Mecca by Bike, Transport's Rising Emissions
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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Approaching COP 16, India Focuses on Reducing Carbon Emissions
Approaching COP 16, India Focuses on Reducing Carbon Emissions
India has embarked on a new path for tackling carbon reduction in the transportation sector two weeks before the 16th Conference of Parties (COP) event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 to ...
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How Much Money Does Public Transportation Save?
How Much Money Does Public Transportation Save?
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its monthly “The Transit Savings Report” detailing how riding public transportation on average saves money. The report found that individuals save $9,515 annually (up by a few hundred dollars from this time last year) ...
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Public Art, Public Space and Great Places
Public Art, Public Space and Great Places
The concept of the “Do-It-Yourself” (D.I.Y.) city is far more complex than stereotypes of young people pasting posters to walls or hastily drawing bike markers on streets. Take, for example, our post on Latino New Urbanism about how immigrants are shaping ...
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Mapnificent: How Far Can You Go in 15 Minutes?
Mapnificent: How Far Can You Go in 15 Minutes?
Above is an image of areas in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C., specifically at Meridian Street and 14th Street, that are accessible within 15 minutes, thanks to a new mapping tool called Mapnificent, powered by Google Maps. Mapnificent is less ...