The trillion dollar question: Where does transport investment come from?
Metro station construction in Mysore, India. The transport sector has a major impact on the economic and environmental outlook for cities in both developed and developing countries. Photo by Samuel Raj/Flickr.
How much money is spent on global transport systems? And where is this money coming from? These are critical questions: The world’s cities will add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years, and urban leaders are currently grappling ...
Transforming transportation for more inclusive, prosperous cities
Leaders in the transport, development, and for the first time, business sectors will convene for Transforming Transportation this week in Washington, DC. Photo by Andreas/Flickr. Cropped.
Cities are the world’s engines of economic growth. Yet many have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring safe and affordable access to jobs, education, and healthcare for its citizens — in part because their transport systems ...
The bike-share report’s go-to guide for bike-sharing FAQs
Cycling at the Bikesantiago launch in Santiago, Chile, in October 2013. Although there's no single registry of all bicycle-sharing systems worldwide, an increasingly growing suite of resources are available. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
This is the third post of The Bike-share Report, a new blog series on bike-sharing, exclusive to TheCityFix, from Peter Midgley – the former Urban Mobility Theme Champion for the global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) with 25 years of experience ...
Darío Hidalgo reviews Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
The TransMilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Bogotá, Colombia (pictured above) is one of the leading examples explored in Taras Grescoe's "Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile." Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
Darío Hidalgo is the Director for Research and Practice at EMBARQ and a frequent contributor to TheCityFix. With more than twenty years of experience as a transport expert, consultant, and government official, Hidalgo has taken part in urban transport projects ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle safety through LEGO
Cyclists riding in Mexico City, Mexico. A new series of videos from the city of Edmonton, Canada, are using an innovative approach to educate all road users about bicycle safety: LEGO. Photo by Maks Karochkin/Flickr.
As we kick off 2014, many of us are now faced with a long list of New Year’s resolutions: eat healthier, run a marathon, write a book, bike to work more – the list is potentially endless. Many of us ...
Beijing’s subway fare increase, justified
Passengers are crowded during rush hour at Guomao Station of Beijing, China's subway. In an effort to mitigate congestion, poor quality of service, and costly subsidies, Beijing's municipal government has proposed a subway fare increase. Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr.
Beijing’s subway system – one of the longest in the world at 469 kilometers (289 miles) of track – is confronted by excessive congestion and costly government subsidies. In an extremely controversial move, the city government has decided to increase ...
Friday Fun: Even floating yogis take the Janmarg
Passengers ride Ahmedabad, India's bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the Janmarg, which has dramatically altered the city's transport network. Photo by EMBARQ.
Today’s Friday Fun brings you a colorful and cheeky animated short from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy’s (ITDP) India office called JAM, presenting Ahmedabad’s award-winning bus rapid transit (BRT) system – the Janmarg. The film, made by Ketaki ...
On the move: Urban design for access
Two cyclists pedal in a New York City bike lane. New York is one of the leading cities in implementing complete street policies, which improve accessibility and safety for users across all modes of transport. Photo by Kyle Gradinger/Flickr.
This is the eighth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell Corporation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. ...
Where are the footpaths? A case for protecting pedestrian rights in India
A woman walks among motorized traffic in Bangalore, India. Pedestrian rights are often ignored across India due to a lack in legal provisions for pedestrians, forcing them to walk alongside fast moving traffic at great risk to their lives. Photo by jchessma/Flickr. Cropped.
India’s constitution guarantees every citizen a fundamental right to move freely throughout the country. Today, this right is violated in most cities, as pedestrian infrastructure has taken a backseat in the planning of Indian cities. Traditional Indian cities with compact ...
Call for applications: Intern with TheCityFix
TheCityFix, produced by EMBARQ, is now accepting applications for a full-time writer and blogger in its Washington, DC headquarters. Photo by Richard Masoner/Cyclelicious.
Are you a creative, early-career professional with strong writing and editing skills? Are you passionate about communications and urban sustainability? Do you want to work for the #1 environmental and natural resources think tank? If your answers to these questions ...