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 ...
Increasing Fuel Efficiency Is Good, But It's Not Everything
Increasing Fuel Efficiency Is Good, But It's Not Everything
Legislation passed by Congress to raise fuel effiency is a welcome first step. Photo by Storm Crypt. As an engineer working in the field of sustainable transport I am very excited about the latest efforts to improve fuel efficiency, which ...
Moving Forward on Climate Change
Moving Forward on Climate Change
In all likelihood corn from fields like this one in Iowa will be used to fuel American cars. Photo by Homemade. In the last few months, high-profile senators like Obama, Clinton, Kerry, McCain, and Lieberman have all introduced important climate ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Schipol Versus Dulles: Intermodal Connectivity in Today's Cities
Schipol Versus Dulles: Intermodal Connectivity in Today's Cities
Dulles Airport is infamous for those “mobile lounges.” Photo by Kaptain Krispy Kreme from Flickr. In my continuing quest to identify the elements that make for an enjoyably car-free urban existence I definitely need to mention inter-modal connectivity. After all, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...