World's Fair 2010: "Better Cities, Better Lives"
Haibao, the mascot for Expo 2010.
Via NAC, I see that Shanghai, which is hosting the 2010 World Expo, has declared its theme to be Better City, Better Life. The mostly unnavigable site even has a whole page outlining what this theme means, highlighting the economic ...
Streetcars Made in the U.S.A.
Streetcars Made in the U.S.A.
American streetcar manufacturer Oregon Iron Works turned to European company Skoda to get ideas for its new 10 T3 Streetcar Prototype, which will be open to the public this summer. Photo by United Streetcar. Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray ...
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Montreal’s Public Bike System (PBS), also known as “Bixi,” provides a competitive alternative to the bikes-for-advertising business model. Flickr photo by amlibrarian.
It seems that D.C.’s 10,000+ SmartBike members may have to wait some time for the District’s promised ten-fold expansion. ClearChannel Outdoor, the advertising giant that operates SmartBike, has little interest to expand the pilot, according to news last week from ...
The French Get Funny for Car-Sharing
The French Get Funny for Car-Sharing
Originally posted by Noah Kazis at TheCityFix DC. World Streets shares this very funny French ad for a car-sharing company. The translation of their slogan is “It’s almost your car.” In another ad, the same man is eating a messy ...
It's Very Strange When the Newspaper Prints Good News
Texting and driving do not mix. This child should know better. Flickr photo by bsimser
At last week’s priority bus conference, the keynote speaker, Roy Kienitz, the Undersecretary for Policy at the US Department of Transportation, began his remarks by describing his reaction to the ease with which the Obama Administration increased CAFE standards in ...
Urban Renewal By Any Other Name
Urban Renewal By Any Other Name
To start off your morning, one of those posts where the only response is “read the whole thing”: the NRDC’s Karl Benfield on the current vogue for shrinking cities. It’s even got Joni Mitchell lyrics to kick the post off. ...
Gender and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance
Two office workers biking in Osaka. Flickr photo by JanneM.
There’s been an absolutely fantastic debate going on online today about the gender gap in urban cycling. This NYT City Room post started off the debate. It notes that in the U.S., men make 3x as many trips by bike ...
Worst Ad Campaign Ever
Worst Ad Campaign Ever
World Streets shares this very funny French ad for a car-sharing company. The translation of their slogan is “It’s almost your car.” In another ad, the same man is eating a messy sandwich in the car and dripping on himself ...
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Originally posted at TheCityFix DC. Montreal’s Public Bike System (PBS), also known as “Bixi,” provides a competitive alternative to the bikes-for-advertising business model. Photo by amlibrarian. It seems that D.C.’s 10,000+ SmartBike members may have to wait some time for ...
Fairfax County Mulling Becoming Fairfax City
A sign from the already-existing City of Fairfax. Flickr photo by teejayhanton.
In what might be today’s biggest regional transportation news or might be an empty piece of political posturing, Fairfax County is considering becoming a city. According to the Post, the goal behind becoming a city would be to control local ...