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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 ...
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What is Congestion Pricing?
What is Congestion Pricing?
Photo of traffic congestion in Hong Kong by A.H. 1987 from Flickr Solving the problem of congestion is usually a top priority for city authorities, who note that congestion not only causes air pollution, but also decreases quality of life ...
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Eyes on The Street: An Introduction
Eyes on The Street: An Introduction
Photo by vfxindia from Flickr. Since I travel internationally in connection with my work, and try to do so in a low-budget, low-impact way, I have experienced the different ways that many cities around the world handle transportation issues, and ...
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The City Fix Welcomes Wei-Shiuen Ng!
The City Fix Welcomes Wei-Shiuen Ng!
Photo by Nathan Gibbs from Flickr The City Fix would like to welcome it’s newest blogger, Wei-Shiuen Ng. Wei-Shiuen is currently an Environmental Research Associate at the Tellus Institute in Boston, where she provides research and analytical support for Sustainable ...
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Delhi’s Deteriorating Air Quality
Delhi's Deteriorating Air Quality
Photo by brewingluminous from Flickr. A New Delhi based research group, Centre for Science and Environment, has warned that air pollution is reaching critical levels in India’s capital city, threatening the health and wellbeing of the nearly 14 million people ...
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Pedestrianization Is London’s Calling
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 ...
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Tibet’s First Underground Parking Lot
Tibet's First Underground Parking Lot
The road to Lhasa. Photo by y It’s Tony from Flickr. Chinese state media recently reported that Lhasa, the once quaint capital of Tibet, nestled in the in a valley high in the Himalayan mountains, has opened its first underground ...
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Monkey Business
Monkey Business
A monkey in Delhi. Photo by vm2827 from Flickr. The New York Times reports today about how monkeys are camping out in Delhi’s parks and green areas, causing all sorts of nuisances as they mingle with other primates, namely humans. ...
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The City Fix Welcomes Helena Cobban!
The City Fix Welcomes Helena Cobban!
The City Fix would like to welcome our newest contributor, Helena Cobban, who will be writing a column called “Eyes on the Street.” A writer and researcher, Helena has published six books and numerous articles on global affairs. For 17 ...
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From Free Food, to Street View, to Street Spotting!
From Free Food, to Street View, to Street Spotting!
A screenshot of Google’s new street view. Whoever said there’s no such thing as free lunch? Today, after overhearing a discussion at work, and doing a little research to verify what I heard, I learned that Google gives lunch – ...