Beyond a bus system: Complete streets to revitalize Santiago, Chile
Beyond a bus system: Complete streets to revitalize Santiago, Chile
Chile’s new “complete streets” approach will be a paragon of integrated transport. Photo copyright Marcelo Kristopher. In 2006 Santiago, Chile implemented a public transport reform that reorganized the capital city’s buses into an integrated system with its already successful metro. ...
Beijing bans street barbeques in effort to improve air quality
Beijing bans street barbeques in effort to improve air quality
Banning street barbecues is Beijing’s latest effort at improving air quality. Photo by Kaj17. Given China’s population growth, and rapid urbanization, Beijing is on its way to becoming a super city – a city with a population greater than 20 ...
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Amsterdam is frequently cited as having the best bicycling infrastructure in the world. Photo by Ronel Reyes. Traffic and congestion is a common sight during rush hours around the world. After battling through hours of traffic, the hunt for a ...
Has the bus rapid transit tipping point arrived in India?
Has the bus rapid transit tipping point arrived in India?
Ahmedabad’s bus rapid transit system served as a model for Indore’s new iBus. Photo by Meena Kadri. During my first visit to India in 2006, I presented Latin American experiences with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at a conference organized by ...
With wifi and direct trips, Mumbai buses woo commuters away from cars
With wifi and direct trips, Mumbai buses woo commuters away from cars
Regular buses in Mumbai do not offer the direct trips, wifi, and power outlets that are offered by the new commuter bus service. Photo by Lecercle. Mumbai is an island with little room to grow laterally. Greater Mumbai is a linear ...
Russian delegation travels to Brazil to study urban mobility
Russian delegation travels to Brazil to study urban mobility
A large delegation from Russia arrived yesterday in Brazil, ready to tour the country’s infrastructure, to learn about best practices for urban mobility. Representatives from the Russian Ministry of Transport, researchers, and municipal Secretaries of Transportation will tour Brazil in ...
Friday Fun: Take to the Streets!
Friday Fun: Take to the Streets!
Tomorrow, New York City’s Park Avenue will be turned into a cyclovia. Photo by Asterix611. Tomorrow, seven miles of Manhattan’s Park Avenue, stretching from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be filled with people, not cars. For three Saturdays ...
China Transportation Briefing: The boom and ban of taxi apps
China Transportation Briefing: The boom and ban of taxi apps
Today’s post was co-authored by Heshuang Zeng and Yili Lin. This article is one in our series of China Transportation Briefings. The series – exclusively on TheCityFix – shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal ...
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
Downtown Rio de Janeiro shines at night in this photo tweeted from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of @ESRIlabs. It’s no secret that big data has enormous potential to change the way we think about and interact with cities. ...
Enforcement, not legislation: Colombia’s problem with drunk driving
Enforcement, not legislation: Colombia’s problem with drunk driving
Colombia’s drunk driving laws are consistent with global best practices. But are they enforced? Photo by Thomas Hawk. In Colombia, in recent days, several tragic incidents have started a national conversation on drunk driving. Two young women were killed in ...