Accessibility for all
Accessibility for all
In order for a system to be truly accessible, it must be accessible at all links in the transport chain. Photo by EMBARQ. Ten percent of the world’s population has a disability. That’s 650 million people, 80% of whom live ...
Developing public transport in Brazil as car sales surge
Developing public transport in Brazil as car sales surge
In Sao Paulo, increasing car sales led to the worst congestion in the city’s history. Photo by Levi Bianco. In May, car sales in Europe fell to the lowest level in almost two decades. Within the first five months of ...
Communal urban art gives a fresh face to an old building
Communal urban art gives a fresh face to an old building
Young volunteers enjoy El Chorrillo’s newly colorful apartment complex. Photo courtesy of Hypeness. In the neighborhood of El Chorrillo, Panama, members of the community joined together to give new life to an old apartment building. Previously, the building, which houses ...
A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
Pedestrians stroll down Mercaderes Street in Arequipa, Peru. Photo by Susan Cornejo. Jaime Huamaní was born and raised in Arequipa, the southern city of Peru, home to over 840,000 people. When he was young, he left to study in another ...
Friday Fun: Want to see your photograph on TheCityFix?
Friday Fun: Want to see your photograph on TheCityFix?
A photographer trains his lens on Hong Kong’s skyline. Photo by Muriel MacDonald. We know that you, our readers, must have some interesting photographs of your own. Whether they are of cyclists in Mexico, rickshaw drivers in India, or passengers ...
The five best high speed rail networks in the world
The five best high speed rail networks in the world
In 1964, Japan became the first country to build and operate a High Speed Rail line. Photo by bass_nroll. While California breaks ground this summer on the United States’ first bullet train and Iraq gets into the game with a ...
Friday Fun: It’s a bus! It’s a tram! It’s…Vienna’s new public transport
Friday Fun: It’s a bus! It’s a tram! It’s…Vienna’s new public transport
An early morning tram travels down a street in Vienna. Vienna’s new buses rely on the city’s extensive tram network for electricity. Photo by Julian Turner. Vienna is home to one of the largest tram systems in the world, extending ...
Q&A with Andy Kunz, President and CEO of the US High Speed Rail Association
Q&A with Andy Kunz, President and CEO of the US High Speed Rail Association
Andy Kunz argues that high speed rail is the future of transportation. Photo by Potyike. From China to Spain to Saudi Arabia, it seems that countries can’t build high speed rail (HSR) fast enough. So why does it seem like ...
Q&A with Sudhir Gota, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Q&A with Sudhir Gota, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban planning program of the World Resources Institute, and the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship Board announced today the 2013 recipients of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2012 to support the ...
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Residents of Washington D.C. celebrate the fourth of July. Photo by Tedeytan. Across America, cities are stepping up to the plate on sustainability. In honor of the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, here are four of her most sustainable ...