Research Recap, November 12th: Bike Lanes Yield Growth, Baby Boomers Driving Less, Transit Favors the Skilled in D.C.
New York City's bike lanes bring mobility, economic vitality. Photo by Michael Gradinger
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Bike Lanes Boost Mobility and Local Economy New York City’s extensive and sometimes contentious bike lane ...
Q&A with Ashwin Prabhu: Improving Bus Transport Along Major Arterials
BMTC's current services serve nearly five million passengers every day.
  Last week, EMBARQ India was named joint winner of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2012, for its project with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) on improving bus transport along the Hosur Road corridor in the city. To counter ...
Court Ruling Dismisses Petition Against Bus Corridor
Earlier this year, a local NGO in Delhi filed a court petition demanding that the bus corridor be made open for mixed traffic
This post originally appeared on The New York Times’ India Ink blog on 26 October 2012. The authors, Dario Hidalgo and Madhav Pai, are senior staff with EMBARQ, the producer of this blog.  Their comments are in response to the court ruling favoring the bus priority ...
Mapping Mobility: The Importance of Information in Transportation
Navigating New York's elaborate braid of transit is not any easier without Google Maps. Photo by Matt Kroneberger.
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. The recent release of Apple’s severely flawed iOS 6 ...
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 ...
Friday Fun: The Yike Bike
This guy looks so cool on his Yike Bike. Image courtesy of Yike Bike.
This series has presented some fairly incredible alternatives to 3+ wheeled transport: bikes made of cardboard, uni-wheeled motorcycles, and Danish cycles that shelter you from wind in what looks like a banana or that park up walls. Now we introduce -drum ...
Q&A with Jason Chang: Motorized Two-wheelers in Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan had 13.4 million registered motorcycles in 2010.
  Jason Chang is a professor of civil engineering at the National Taiwan University who together with his colleagues in NTU, has played in an important role in developing motorcycle management policies in Taiwan.  As part of a new exploratory ...
Friday Fun: Ending the Weekly Commute with Music
Pianist Andy Jackson leads a young musician in Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata at Haymarket Bus Terminal. Photo courtesy of Arts Council England.
Commuting can be arduous, whether you are one of those souls stuck in traffic, on a bus, or in a train after that second underground transfer -or for that matter, when you are 20 minutes away in the wrong way ...
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 ...