London Encourages Walking and Cycling During Olympic Games
The 30th Olympiad will promote cycling and walking during the 2012 London Olympics. Photo by Charlie Riedel for the AP.
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese by Mariana Gil on TheCityFix Brasil. The 2012 London Olympics are coming soon and millions of people around the world are arriving in Great Britain’s capital to watch the games or just to ...
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Photo via Wikipedia.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Transit Funding The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a transit-oriented nonprofit that advocates for increased mobility in the ...
Friday Fun: Designing the Perfect Transit App
Transit apps let you explore mobility options on your mobile.
  A team of designers, urbanists and engineers, in a project known as Designing Chicago, have partnered to create a mobile transit application that would be able to pull data on anything from intermodal trips to latte locations, all with the ...
A New Ciclovía Comes to Trujillo, Peru
Ciclovías close down streets to cars and turn them into pedestrian and cycling street festivals. Photo by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
On Sunday, Trujillo, Peru will launch its first ciclovía, literally translated to “bike path” in Spanish, an event that will temporarily close down streets to cars and opening them to cyclists and pedestrians alike. Turning cars away, even for a ...
Steering Indian Cities Towards Higher Fuel Quality Standards
Photo by Meena Kadri.
While scaling up sustainable transportation solutions worldwide, it’s important that we still consider the reality of personal automobile demand. Tackling the lower-hanging fruit of vehicular emissions reductions in densely populated developing countries is critical for mitigating climate change and improving ...
Smartphone Apps Ease Auto-Rickshaw Rides in Mumbai
A-Rix Meter is one of the Photo by A-Rix Meter.
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. In a city as large as Mumbai—with a population of more than 12 million people—transportation can be a challenge. While residents have ...
Q&A with Akshay Mani: Rajkot’s New Auto-Rickshaw Fleet
Rajkot, India, in a partnership with EMBARQ India, has launched its first unified auto-rickshaw fleet.
One week ago, with assistance from  EMBARQ India, the city of Rajkot, in partnership with Nirmal Foundation, launched the G-Auto service, debuting a new fleet of auto-rickshaws, featuring a unified brand and dial-a-rixa (call-in) service, on July 13. The initial fleet includes 50 ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 20: Billions for Rail, Air-Cleansing Fashion, Extreme Weather
Photo by Ryan T. Watson.
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting
Submit your paper by August 1st for TRB's 92nd Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Copyright 2012, National Academy of Science. Photo by camera_obscura
The call for papers deadline is looming  for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd annual conference in Washington, D.C., taking place from January 13-17, 2013. You can submit your paper at TRB’s paper collection site until August 1. Paper topics at TRB ...
Worldwide Cycle Superhighways: Copenhagen, London, New York
Cycling infrastructure Copenhagen is pervasive in a city where over 30% of commuters bike to work. Photo by Martti Tulenheimo
  City planners in Copenhagen launched a new “cycle superhighway” in April, extending from the western suburb of Albertslund into the city proper.  This route is the first of 26 planned routes set to comprise a 300-kilometer (186-mile) system. The ...