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Todd Litman on the Costs of Congestion, the Drivers of Sprawl and Policies for Smarter Growth
Demystifying Transport Demand Management (TDM)
How can we tackle the challenge of traffic congestion? What is driving urban sprawl? How does public transportation relate to issues of equity? In the following interview, TheCityFix sat down with Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria ...
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Bogotá’s New Bike Lane: Not Just a Change in Direction, But a Change in Message
Bogotá’s ciclovía gives residents the opportunity to enjoy public spaces for a variety of recreational activities every Sunday. Photo by Dario Hidalgo.
As part of Bogotá’s 16th annual car-free day on February 4, 2016 the city reaffirmed its commitment to safe cycling by converting one of the four lanes on Carrera 11—a major road—into a two-way bike lane. The road has included ...
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Real-Time Transit Data Is Good for People and Cities. What’s Holding This Technology Back?
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People with access to real-time transit information have been shown to spend 15 percent less time waiting at bus stops than people without this information. Additionally, a study of Chicago’s bus routes found that access to real-time transit information increased ...
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India’s Smart Cities Mission Takes A Forward Step
Streets of Bhubaneswar, India
In the last 15 years of my professional career, many concepts around urban development have come and gone, but none have evoked such an excitement as the Narendra Modi government’s proposed 100 Smart Cities initiative, that has a price tag ...
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Making Space for Corridors and Ensuring Reliability: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions
Making Space for Corridors and Ensuring Reliability: Answering BRT's Biggest Questions
On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an overview of how cities can effectively implement BRT in a variety ...
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Do You Have the Next Big Idea for Shared Mobility in Indian Cities? Apply Now to the New Mobility Accelerator
India New Mobility Accelerator
Across the world, young and dynamic businesses are leveraging technology to improve last-mile connectivity and deliver more efficient mobility solutions. While access to on-demand services like Uber and Ola has often made commuting in cities more convenient, it is unclear ...
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Friday Fun: Using Open Data to Visualize Public Transport, in Videos
Open GTFS Visualizations
Talk to any data expert, and you’ll probably hear about how data is revolutionizing urban transport. Without access to travel information, people are left in the dark when it comes to planning their day—a major inefficiency for any city. For ...
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Managing Diversity and Affordability to Make Cities More Livable
Managing Diversity and Affordability to Make Cities More Livable
How livable a community is depends on many factors like affordability, health, safety, connectivity, infrastructure and services. As cities around the world grow, urbanization can often threaten a city’s livability by causing land prices and housing costs to rise. Moreover, ...
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Friday Fun: Worried About Your Bike Being Stolen? Innovators Are Here to Help
Friday Fun: Worried About Your Bike Being Stolen? Innovators Are Here to Help
Transcending borders, bicycles have emerged as an essential transport option for citizens—and they play a significant role in making cities more sustainable. However, concerns about bike theft have held back both public bikeshare schemes and discouraged individual cyclists. As virtually ...
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Emerging Trends, Model Cities and Major Challenges: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions
Emerging Trends, Model Cities and Major Challenges: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions
On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an overview of how cities can effectively implement BRT in ...