TheCityFix Picks, July 27: Safer U.S. Transit, Zimbabwe Traffic, London Rail Struggles
The US Federal Transit Administration has new abilities to regulate transit safety in the United States. Photo by Dan Pfiffer.
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 Projects: Urban Prototyping Festival 2012
Enter your project now for the Urban Prototyping Festival happening this Fall in San Francisco. Photo by Matt Kroneberger.
The Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA) is calling on all designers, architects, artists, makers, coders and activists to participate in the Urban Prototyping Festival in San Francisco this fall. “Makers” with projects that engage citizen participation, open source data, ...
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 ...
The Newest Car-Free Day in Peru: ¡Ciclovía de Trujillo!
The first ever ciclovía in Trujillo, Peru! Photo by EMBARQ Andino.
Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru, held its first-ever ciclovía on Sunday, as a result of a partnership between the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA), the National Government of Peru and EMBARQ Andino. This urban car-free event, which literally translates to “bike path,” closed down ...
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 ...