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Tokyo’s Concrete Jungle Gets A Little Greener
Tokyo’s Concrete Jungle Gets A Little Greener
In Tokyo, green space is scarce. Photo by Yuki Yaginuma. Over at PingMag, a website that bills itself as “an online design magazine based in Tokyo,” you can find some really neat photos and videos about what Tokyo’s residents are ...
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Technology Recommendations for Congestion Pricing
Technology Recommendations for Congestion Pricing
For historical reasons, wireless systems for use in the transportation sector have taken a separate path for technology development. This divergence no longer makes sense. Every other sector in the economy is finding secure, reliable, and economical systems that use ...
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Milan Mayor Introduces Congestion Charging
Milan Mayor Introduces Congestion Charging
It’s not fashion week in Milan, so the chatter on the street is all about transport. Photo by William Butler Yeats Best known for haute couture and hot wheels, the northern Italian city of Milan has followed the lead of ...
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Waiver-Gate?
The EPA’s recent denial of California’s request for a waiver that would allow it to set its own GHG emissions requirements for vehicles has stirred up a fair bit of controversy over the past week. In fact, in addition to ...
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A Systems Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
A Systems Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Photo by mocodragon. While the fuel economy standards in the latest energy bill are a welcome first step, giving us some relief from stagnation in fuel economy from vehicle fleet, the California approach, which treats greenhouse gases as pollutants, and ...
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TheCityFix Guide to TRB 87th Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Guide to TRB 87th Annual Meeting
Lee Schipper at TRB. Photo by Ethan Arpi. Every year in January, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board holds it’s annual meeting. Over the years, this meeting has become one of the largest transportation conferences in the ...
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The Ethics of Driving
New York Times Magazine writer Randy Cohen, aka The Ethicist, sits down with Mark Gorton from The Open Planning Project and discusses the ethical implications of driving, congestions pricing, biking and the use of public space by private individuals. Mr. ...
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The Future of Transport?
Via our friends at Streetsblog, this slice of an old Disney film gives us a nice view of the future of our automobile society from mid-century. Enjoy!
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Poznań, Poland Confronts Transport Challenges
Poznań, Poland Confronts Transport Challenges
Poznan’s currently car-free central square is threatened by increasing traffic congestion in the city. Photo by Lee Schipper. Lee Schipper was recently invited to Poznań, Poland by the consulting firm Convoco. In this article, Lee and Sylwia Klatka (Convoco’s managing ...
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California Dreaming
California Dreaming
Photo by mj*laflaca In 2002 the National Academy of Sciences wrote a report suggesting a modest raise in new car fuel efficiency – from 28 miles per gallon to around 32 – was justified. The Bush Administration ignored this finding. ...