A New Map for New York?
A New Map for New York?
Jabbour’s New York City subway map alongside the current, more cluttered version. In 1972, the Vignelli’s, the husband-wife designer-duo, created New York City’s subway map, a splendid synthesis of simplicity and elegance. Their design, with lines running at 90 and ...
Beyond the Price Tag
Beyond the Price Tag
Circled by freeways, Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the United States. Photo by Nrbelex from Flickr. Via Public Routes Blog, Peter Lindsay, a political scientist at Georgia State University, writes about the externalities of car use, arguing ...
China’s Moving Masses
China’s Moving Masses
Traffic in Beijing on a normal day. Photo by 2 dogs from Flickr. During their annual holiday, Chinese workers participate in one of the largest human migrations in history, with hundreds of millions of city-dwellers returning to rural areas to ...
The City Fix Welcomes Benjamin de la Peña!
The City Fix Welcomes Benjamin de la Peña!
A shot of Manila, Benjamin’s hometown. Photo by Peter Emmett from Flickr. The City Fix would like to welcome our newest contributor, Benjamin de la Peña. Benjamin currently serves as the Associate Director for Implementation at the Smart Growth Leadership ...
This Website Was Made for Walking
This Website Was Made for Walking
Millenium Bridge in London by Neil101 on Flickr WalkIt.com is a new website out of the United Kingdom that wants “to get people walking more”. In step with the likes of Google Transit and Walkscore, WalkIt.com provides a free, easy ...
Walking Like An Egyptian in Cairo
Walking Like An Egyptian in Cairo
Cars and freeways are cutting through Cairo. Photo by seyerce from Flickr. In Cairo, my spouse and I lived for a month in a high-rise in a central-city neighborhood called Garden City. Cairo, a city inhabited by about 18 million ...
China's Moving Masses
Traffic in Beijing on a normal day. Photo by 2 dogs from Flickr. During their annual holiday, Chinese workers participate in one of the largest human migrations in history, with hundreds of millions of city-dwellers returning to rural areas to ...
The Case for The Pedicab
The Case for The Pedicab
Pedicabs like this one above are found throughout the world. Photo by drs2biz from Flickr. To celebrate World Town Planning Day, the Ontario Planners Institute called on planners, towns and cities to “start planning ahead for a future where the ...
Bus Rapid Transit, Beijing Style
A Bus Rapid Transit vehicle in Beijing, across from the Forbidden City. Photo by AaverageJoe.
Via Smart Growth Around America, this video of a hard-hitting, hardhat-wearing journalist who goes underground to explore Beijing’s new subway line and later comes out again to examine the city’s new bus rapid transit line, provides a good sense of ...
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
A street shot of pedestrian friendly London. Photo by *Berto from Flickr. During the months of March and April I lived in pedestrian-friendly London, the biggest of the half-dozen cities around the world that now impose a congestion charge on ...