Road safety audits matter
Road safety audits matter
A road safety audit can help make sure that the most vulnerable users of the road, such as pedestrians, are kept safe. Photo by Mira on the wall. When people think “road” they think “automobile.” Roads are most usually designed ...
Teething woes: traffic in Mumbai
Teething woes: traffic in Mumbai
An ever growing Mumbai has an ever increasing traffic problem that requires urgent attention. Photo by Tom Spender. Mumbai in western India is the commercial capital of India. A tiny island, the city has grown prodigiously in the past few ...
When commuting in Mumbai, bring your smartphone
When commuting in Mumbai, bring your smartphone
Auto-rickshaw drivers wait at a stop light. Metershare, a ride sharing app, helps commuters in Mumbai to coordinate shared auto-rickshaw rides. Photo by Phil Marion. Carpooling is not a new idea. In order to save money, reduce congestion, or simply ...
Friday Fun: Reimagining, repurposing, and reprogramming the city
Friday Fun: Reimagining, repurposing, and reprogramming the city
An old billboard in Peru now draws water out of the air, purifying it into drinking water. Photo by UTEC. Next Tuesday, the Boston Society of Architects will team with curator/designer Scott Burnham to launch “Reprogramming the City: Opportunities in ...
What we want: Users and experts in Latin America on their dream BRT
What we want: Users and experts in Latin America on their dream BRT
Users wait to board the crowded Metrobus in Mexico City. Photo by EMBARQ Mexico. Increasing the use of public transport is a hot topic in the urban transportation world, and improving the experience of riding bus rapid transit and metro ...
Friday Fun: Data can be sexy too
Friday Fun: Data can be sexy too
DataParis maps the secrets of the city using open data and metro stops. Photo by Zilverbat. Data visualizations and apps that rely on open data have become popular tools in the past few years. Data visualizations are wide ranging, from ...
Waiting at the Book Stop
Waiting at the Book Stop
A passenger peruses books at a “Book Stop” in Sao Paolo. Photo by Parada do Livro. What if bus shelters were also mini libraries? What if, while you waited for the bus, you could pick out a book, and take ...
Advanced bus system comes to Bhopal, India
Advanced bus system comes to Bhopal, India
A man boards the Janmarg BRT, one of the many advanced bus systems proliferating throughout India. Photo by Meena Kadri. On Saturday, June 1, Bhopal, India became the most recent city to debut a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, during ...
How bicycle-friendly is your city?
How bicycle-friendly is your city?
Cyclists ride in Copenhagen, the second most bike-friendly city in the world. Photo by Copenhagenize Design Co. Last month, Copenhagenize Design Co., a consulting firm specializing in bicycle advocacy, announced their ranking of the 20 most bicycle-friendly cities in the ...
Safety on two wheels? There’s an app for that
Safety on two wheels? There’s an app for that
Two cities in Brazil have turned to the internet to improve cyclist safety. Photo by Fora do Eixo. One of the best modes of transport for a sustainable world – one that offers health benefits, increased mobility, and reduces pollution ...