Friday Fun: Take to the Streets!
Friday Fun: Take to the Streets!
Tomorrow, New York City’s Park Avenue will be turned into a cyclovia. Photo by Asterix611. Tomorrow, seven miles of Manhattan’s Park Avenue, stretching from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be filled with people, not cars. For three Saturdays ...
China Transportation Briefing: The boom and ban of taxi apps
China Transportation Briefing: The boom and ban of taxi apps
Today’s post was co-authored by Heshuang Zeng and Yili Lin. This article is one in our series of China Transportation Briefings. The series – exclusively on TheCityFix – shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal ...
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
Downtown Rio de Janeiro shines at night in this photo tweeted from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of @ESRIlabs. It’s no secret that big data has enormous potential to change the way we think about and interact with cities. ...
Enforcement, not legislation: Colombia’s problem with drunk driving
Enforcement, not legislation: Colombia’s problem with drunk driving
Colombia’s drunk driving laws are consistent with global best practices. But are they enforced? Photo by Thomas Hawk. In Colombia, in recent days, several tragic incidents have started a national conversation on drunk driving. Two young women were killed in ...
Friday Fun: “Walk On,” Hindi rock band tells Gurgaon
Friday Fun: “Walk On,” Hindi rock band tells Gurgaon
Euphoria, the nationally popular Hindi rock band, is writing an anthem to non-motorized transport for the city of Gurgaon. Photo by FrogStarB. What do pop bands and urban development have to do with each other? Well, in Gurgaon, the largest ...
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Amsterdam is frequently cited as having the best bicycling infrastructure in the world. Photo by Ronel Reyes. Traffic and congestion is a common sight during rush hours around the world. After battling through hours of traffic, the hunt for a ...
Has the bus rapid transit tipping point arrived in India?
Has the bus rapid transit tipping point arrived in India?
Ahmedabad’s bus rapid transit system served as a model for Indore’s new iBus. Photo by Meena Kadri. During my first visit to India in 2006, I presented Latin American experiences with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at a conference organized by ...
With wifi and direct trips, Mumbai buses woo commuters away from cars
With wifi and direct trips, Mumbai buses woo commuters away from cars
Regular buses in Mumbai do not offer the direct trips, wifi, and power outlets that are offered by the new commuter bus service. Photo by Lecercle. Mumbai is an island with little room to grow laterally. Greater Mumbai is a linear ...
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
“The individuals who travel along their city’s streets are the most responsible for shaping it.” Photo by Robokow. In the field of sustainable design and urban planning, transformation doesn’t happen overnight: it takes time for individual behaviors to change and ...
Invisible car policies: Q & A with Fei Li, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Invisible car policies: Q & A with Fei Li, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Fei Li studies the “invisible car policies” that make cities dependent on cars. Photo courtesy of Fei Li. Fei Li is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University and a recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship. She researches, ...