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Robin Chase, Transportation Visionary, Joins TheCityFix!
Robin Chase, Transportation Visionary, Joins TheCityFix!
Robin Chase at TED 2007. Photo by PMO on flickr. Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar, joins thecityfix.com as a regular contributor. Robin will be cross posting select items from her personal blog, Network Musings, where she’s been ...
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More on Beijing’s Metro
More on Beijing's Metro
Photo by keso of Flickr. I was on the Wired Blog today and came across an article about Beijing’s ambitious plan to create one of the world’s largest metros, nearly twice as big as the one in Moscow and just ...
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A Good Traffic Joke From a Great Humorist and a Bit of Nostalgia
A Good Traffic Joke From a Great Humorist and a Bit of Nostalgia
Ferry-boats in the Bosphorous (left) by Kıvanç and traffic on one of Istanbul’s freeways (right) by Roderick Maclean on flickr Aziz Nesin was a wonderful and prolific Turkish writer, humorist and social/political commentator. I just read a 1992 interview with ...
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Walkable Washington
Walkable Washington
According to Leinberger, Washington’s metro has encouraged walkability. Photo by MatthewBradley from Flickr. According to a study put out by Christopher B. Leinberger of the Brookings Institute, Washington DC has the most “walkable places” – it has 20 – per ...
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¡Viva Granada!
¡Viva Granada!
One of Granada’s clean and nice-looking bus stops. Photo by celikins from Flickr. In October, I spent a few days in Granada, Spain, with my daughter, Lorna. A quick stop by the city’s Tourist Information office gave us the info ...
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Istanbul Gets Bus Rapid Transit
Istanbul Gets Bus Rapid Transit
Istanbul has faced chronic traffic congestion for decades. Photo by adstream on flickr. Istanbul is creating 6 new bus rapid transit lines according to The New Anatolian, an English language Turkish newspaper. The director of Istanbul Electric Tram and Funicular ...
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Raising Fuel Efficiency
Raising Fuel Efficiency
Photo by gisleh from Flickr. On Friday, the US House of Representative voted 235-181 to approve a major energy bill that would substantially raise fuel efficiency standards for the first time since 1975 when the OPEC oil embargoes, triggering oil ...
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Walking as Dissent
Walking as Dissent
Photo of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway by See-ming Lee on flickr. Author Will Self walks. He walks where people are not meant to walk. He walks out of airports into cities and from cities into airports. He has walked from the middle ...
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Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
In Ho Chi Minh City, over 2 million bikes navigate the streets, creating the ebbs and flows in this city’s tide of traffic. All throughout Vietnam the motorbike is the essence of personal mobility, forming the backbone of the national ...
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Introducing the Islamic Car
Introducing the Islamic Car
Malaysian car manufacturer, Proton, along with partners in Iran and Turkey, are developing what they call the “Islamic car,” outfitted with a compass to tell the direction of Mecca and compartments for storing a headscarf and Koran. The idea came ...