Nominate your city for the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award
Nominate your city for the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award
2013 STA winner Mexico City impressed the committee with its extensive BRT system, Metrobús. Photo by ITDP. EMBARQ, together with the rest of the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee, invites you to nominate your city for the 10th Annual Sustainable ...
Building a cycling culture in Mexico: Q&A with Gisela Mendez, Awen Southern, and Julie Clerc
Mexico City's April 2013 Cyclotón. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
Implemented in 2010, Mexico City’s Ecobici bike-sharing system has grown from 90 stations and 11,000 members  in its first year of operation to 271 stations and over 75,000 members today — covering new ground and reaching more residents. TheCityFix interviews ...
Better walking and biking in Rio’s favelas
Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
By Paula Santos and Nicolae Duduta Hosting major events such as the World Cup or the Olympic Games can serve as a catalyst for cities to carry out infrastructure upgrades and urban renewal projects. Back in 1992, Barcelona set the ...
Pedestrians get the royal treatment in Brasilia
Should pedestrians get the royal treatment every day? Photo by trasroid.
More than 270,000 pedestrians are killed in run-ins with cars and other motor vehicles each year around the world. On Brazilian roads alone, over 10,000 pedestrian lives are lost each year. This staggeringly high number reaffirms the urgent need to ...
Call for applications: Apply to be TheCityFix intern blogger!
Join EMBARQ as an intern writer and blogger for TheCityFix and EMBARQ news. Photo by EMBARQ.
Dear readers, Think you have what it takes to be a full-time intern blogger for TheCityFix? Apply to be our intern Writer and Blogger! If you can’t commit to a paid position in our Washington, D.C. office, please consider being ...
The life and death of urban highways
The life and death of urban highways
Cover for the newly released publication “Vida e Morte das Rodovias Urbanas“. Courtesy of EMBARQ Brasil. EMBARQ Brazil and ITDP Brazil officially launched the Portuguese version of “Life and Death of Urban Highways” last week, during the III Congress SIBRT: ...
Friday Fun Infographic: How Our Cities are Shaping Us
Cloud Gate, a public sculpture in the US city of Chicago. Photo by Marshall Segal.
Have we designed our communities in such a way that we are contributing to the obesity epidemic and other health problems? The infographic designed by Chris Yoon (below) asks this question and illustrates some of the findings from a recent ...
The challenges of ethanol in Brazil
The challenges of ethanol in Brazil
While a debate continues about the future of biofuels, Brazil is currently facing an important decision for its own future. Ethanol from sugar cane emerged in the years 2000 as a potential alternative to fossil fuels and possibly a game-changer ...
Friday Fun: 4 Lessons from the Urban Data Challenge
A San Francisco, California, streetcar plies F Street, near the Embarcadero. Photo by danishdynamite.
Picture yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon cruising down San Francisco’s Market Street in one of the city’s iconic streetcars. You have a seat to yourself to peer out the window as the sun beats down over the Golden Gate; ...
Bus transportation making an impact: an update from the BRT world
TransMilenio BRT system, Bogotá, Colômbia. Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
Buses began operating at a large scale by the year 1910, offering the advantages of route flexibility for routing, adaptation alongside the development of urban roads, and lower installation costs, as compared to railways. Efficient service and door-to-door service between ...