TheCityFix Picks, October 24th: BRT for Vietnam, Widening An American Freeway, Attacks on Lagos Transport, E.U. Bio-Fuels To Go Unsubsidized
Motorbike traffic stacks Ho Chi Minh City. A new BRT line could alleviate congestion in Vietnam's largest city. Photo by Padmanaba01.
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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 ...
Research Recap,October 22: Energy Security in the U.S., India’s Dire Infrastructure, Washington’s Not-So Suburban Future
Petroleum products are unsustainable as a transportation fuel and remain politically volatile energy products.   Photo by Reto Fetz.
  Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Middle Income Families Spending More for Transport & Housing The Center for Housing Policy and ...
Friday Fun: The Art of the Urban Unknown – An Empty San Francisco
The whole of San Francisco, as viewed from the Bay Bridge.
  A place without people does not a city make. If you’ve ever been to San Francisco,  you know that the urbanscape is brimming with tourists, joggers, cyclists, the jet-set and sweater-wearing locals alike. Peppering the roadways are an impressive ...
Transoeste – Moving Forward In Rio
The Transoeste corridor is underserving pedestrians. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
Our Health and Road Safety Team trekked south to Rio de Janeiro last month, to inspect the recently opened Transoeste BRT. EMBARQ has been working closely with Rio’s BRT authority since the project’s inception, conducting road safety audits and inspections ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 16th: Reduced Oil Dependency; More Accessible School Buses for Lucknow; £170m For U.K. Inrastructure; New trains for D.C. Metro
TheCityFix Picks, October 16th: Reduced Oil Dependency; More Accessible School Buses for Lucknow; £170m For U.K. Inrastructure; New trains for D.C. Metro
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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 ...
The True Costs of Place – Housing & Transportation
The gridlock of Miami, one of America's most expensive cities to live in. Photo by Phil Hilfiker.
Middle Income Families Spending More for Transport & Housing The Center for Housing Policy (CHP) and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) have jointly released a report coupling housing and transportation costs across 25 metropolitan regions in the United States. Losing Ground ...
New Road Safety Design Guidelines for Indian BRT Systems
A street vendor entering the BRT lane, making a dangerous detour around the median to cross the road as the pedestrian crossing isn’t wide enough for his cart.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have emerged as a cost-effective, flexible, and environmentally sustainable form of public transportation, and have come a long way since the world’s first system was developed in Curitiba, Brazil, and subsequently in other cities across ...
Mapping Mobility: The Many Metro Maps of Bangalore
The Official Namma Metro Map has competition abounding from riders and users.
  Welcome to Mapping Mobility, our recurring series on innovative cartography in the public space. We’ll highlight innovation and stories about the conceptual urban space and how we navigate it with humanity’s most essential mobility tool. Come December 22, 2012,  Delhi Metro will turn ...
Andrew Steer – Reflections On The 8th International Congress On Sustainable Transport
Andrew Steer is the President of WRI. Photo courtesy of WRI.
This post was originally published on WRIInsights and authored by Andrew Steer, President of the World Resources Institute. Who said urban transport was boring? Certainly not the 1,100 people who recently gathered in Mexico City at the 8th annual International Congress on ...
Tactical Urbanism – Cities Built By People For People
Picnickers urbane in Mexico City reclaim a freeway median. Photo by Ben Welle.
  Tactical urbanism, or “D.I.Y. urbanism” is the small scale- and usually low cost- implementation of urban improvements in the public space. Mike Lydon, one of the co-authors of Tactical Urbanism, elucidated the so called “pop-up” urban revitilization projects yesterday as ...