Three things you should be doing right now: Advice from Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar
Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Buzzcar and Zipcar, advocates for the PeersIncorporated business model. Photo by Amit Gupta.
As human society faces the massive global challenge of climate change, many of us ask ourselves – do my individual actions really matter? Robin Chase, the founder and former CEO of Buzzcar and Zipcar, thinks they do, and she’s given ...
Friday Fun: Sustainable transport just got sexier
Your decision to ride public transport shows that special someone that you care about the environment, your health, and that you've got great people skills. Photo by Paul Lowry.
Have you ever wondered what message you’re sending that special someone through how you get around? According to a recent survey, you probably should. Out of 2,000 British men and women polled by Motors.co.uk, an online facilitator for buying and ...
Three key building blocks of marketing sustainable transport
Using successful communications and marketing strategies is an important way to increase the visibility of sustainable public transport systems. Photo by Caribb.
Consider McDonald’s golden arches for a moment. Now think about the Nike swoosh, or Apple’s, well, apple. There’s no denying that the power of branding and marketing is immense. For those of us in the sustainable urban transport world, we ...
Film puts a face on transport problems in Istanbul
Two girls are cut off from the rest of their city by large highways and poor public transport. Image from "Overdrive."
Two girls sit on a swing set, their enormous smiles offsetting the disturbing scenery behind them – miles of highways surrounding their homes. Like 9 out of 10 of Istanbul’s citizens, their family doesn’t own a car. One girl explains, ...
More bugs, more plants: a crash course on biophilic cities
Innovative "park connectors" through the urban tree canopy have helped Singapore become "a city in a garden." Photo courtesy of Biophilic Cities Project.
We need nature even more these days. As more people live in cities, nature offers a potent remedy to many of the environmental, economic, and emotional challenges presented by urban living. To address this, a new approach to urbanism has ...
UN World Habitat Day stresses importance of urban mobility
A red bus passes children in uniforms. Transport and integration with the city is key in providing accessibility for all. Photo by Greg Younger.
  Today is the United Nations’ World Habitat Day – a day established to reflect on the state of our cities and towns, and remind us of our shared responsibility for their stewardship. On this day, UN-HABITAT is releasing the ...
Ahead of his time: Gandhi’s ideals on sustainable transport and urban planning
Gandhi held many ideals that remain relevant to issues in sustainable urban transport and urban planning today. Photo by Art Around.
Yesterday, India celebrated the 144th birth anniversary of its greatest leader, Mahatma Gandhi, a visionary whose fundamental principles and vision are universally applicable – especially to sustainable transport. As an individual working in this field, I felt I must share ...
Over 300 BRTs and busways around the world
Over 300 BRTs and busways around the world
Big news for fans of Bus Rapid Transit and busways – there are now over 300 bus corridors around the world. ViveBus in Chihuahua, Mexico put the total over 300 when it launched this year. Advanced bus systems have now ...
Friday Fun: Five imaginary cities we wish we could visit
Friday Fun: Five imaginary cities we wish we could visit
Coruscant - Star Wars The Star Wars city of Coruscant is so massive, it requires a new urban planning term: “ecumenopolis” – a city that covers the entire planet. The capital of the galaxy for millennia, Coruscant gives a whole new ...
On the move: Steering urban transport in a new direction
Chronic traffic congestion is one of many negative impacts resulting from an urban reliance on private automobiles. Photo by Mike Wegner.
This is the inaugural post of a new “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Ever since the mass production of automobiles began nearly a century ago, the prevailing paradigm in urban transport has been the ...