5 things to love about the Seoul metro
5 things to love about the Seoul metro
Seoul, South Korea is a city known for its K-pop songs that have become famous the world over, Samsung smartphones, food so spicy it will bring tears to your eyes, and the fastest internet on earth. The city emerged from ...
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Here’s one way to lure people out of their cars and onto public transport: ROPID, the organization responsible for Prague’s public transport system, announced in May the creation of a “love train.” More accurately, it plans to designate specific cars ...
Get moving: Creating a research strategy for active cities
Get moving: Creating a research strategy for active cities
  Many cities around the globe are home to dangerous roads, social stigmas that bicycling is “for the poor,” and urban designs that neglect walking and bicycling. Photo by Slightly-less-random. Cities around the globe are seeing a creeping problem of ...
Friday Fun: Paint your way to safer streets
Friday Fun: Paint your way to safer streets
“Intersection Repair” uses paint to turn dangerous intersections into spaces shared equally by people and cars. Photo by Mary J.I. If you have your finger on the pulse of guerilla urban improvements, you have probably already heard of community-led efforts ...
Brazil announces investments in urban mobility for the state of Sao Paulo
Brazil announces investments in urban mobility for the state of Sao Paulo
President Dilma Rousseff and Minister of Cities Aguinaldo Ribeiro made the announcement of funding in São Bernardo do Campo, yesterday, August 19th. Photo by Rodrigo Nunes / MinCidades. This year, São Paulo has launched 100 km (62 miles) of bus lanes across ...
Lessons from Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya
Lessons from Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya
Last year, I spoke at the 2nd Congress and Exhibition of African Public Transport in Johannesburg. For me, this was a perfect, much-awaited opportunity to experience Rea Vaya. Rea Vaya (which means We are Going) is Johannesburg’s advanced bus system launched in 2009. ...
Measures for successful Transit Oriented Development in India
Measures for successful Transit Oriented Development in India
Roads can be developed to favor both cars and non-motorized forms of transport. Photo courtesy of SGA Architects. The concept of transit-oriented development (TOD) as a planning tool is new to Indian cities, where quality mass rapid transit systems are ...
Q & A with Erin Cooper: Winner of the Fred Burggraf Award
Q & A with Erin Cooper: Winner of the Fred Burggraf Award
An international team led by Erin Cooper, Research Analyst for EMBARQ, won The Fred Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger. Photo by the World Resources Institute. What led you and your ...
How to handle Mumbai’s busy streets
How to handle Mumbai’s busy streets
A police force of 3,000 mans Mumbai’s busy streets. Some intersections require more than 5 policemen at a time. Photo by Calamur. Mumbai is an island with little room to grow. In the last four decades, only 900 km (560 ...
Seatbelts, GPS, and padded seats could help auto-rickshaws go the final mile
Seatbelts, GPS, and padded seats could help auto-rickshaws go the final mile
With a few changes, auto-rickshaws could become ideal transport for persons with disabilities trying to connect with public transit. Photo by Pinreader. Bus rapid transit (BRT) and other bus and rail modes are becoming increasingly accessible for seniors, passengers with ...