Friday Fun: Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
Happy Holidays from EMBARQ! Photo by Darren and Brad.
For those of you out there who have yet to buy your family and friends holiday presents, consider checking off wish lists with transit-centric swag. DIY, transit provider sponsored and homespun tchotchkes and apparel exist in quantity. Consider this 3D ...
Friday Fun: Deconstructing Transit With Dance
Recreating  a subway at rush hour through performance art...danse, if you will. Photo Credit: Aaron Minnick
Maybe we need a better understanding of the human condition if we are going to succeed at improving transit! If you modeled the interior of a crowded Metro train at rush hour, this set of images would you and your ...
International Seminar on Road Safety
International Seminar on Road Safety
  Image source: Universidad de los Andes The International Seminar on Road Safety Research, held on 19th and 20th November 2012 in Bogotá, Columbia, was organized by Universidad de los Andes with support from the Corporación Fondo de Prevención Vial, the Latin ...
Statistics: Data Maintenance for Efficient Road Safety Assessment
Although over 80% of Mumbai's population use public transport, the city still struggles with congestion.
  A recent study by Barffour et al. (2012) highlighted the shortfalls in data maintained by the two main authorities on road safety in India, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). ...
Friday Fun: The Nose Hair Indicator for Air Pollution
Nose hair length is the newest metric for measuring local air pollution. Photo courtesy of Clean Air Asia.
Visualizing air pollution is akin to to understanding several hundred shades of gray smog or looking at the local newspaper’s air quality indicators on a sliding scale of green (good air) dots to red (don’t go outside, ’tis dangerous) lozenges. While ...
Exhaust Emission of Transit Buses: Q+A with lead author Erin Cooper
This research analyzes the nature of bus transit pollution.
  This blog post is part of EMBARQ’s sustainable urban transport fuel and vehicle program made possible by generous funding from FedEx. EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, has recently released a working paper “Exhaust Emissions of Transit Buses”. This ...
Pedestranged
This piece was first published on Dec 12, 2012, in 'The Small Picture' in the  newspaper edition of Mint.
    This graphic narrative depicts the plight of a pedestrian through the perspective of a person who has been a pedestrian for years in a typical Indian metropolis. The story depicts his daily struggle to move around in the city ...
Call for Applications: Girish Sant Memorial Young Researcher Fellowship 2013
Girish Sant. Image source: http://electricitygovernance.wri.org
  Image source: electricitygovernance.wri.org   Prayas, a  non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Pune, India, working on initiatives in health, energy, learning and parenthood, has launched a Young Researcher Fellowship in memory of Girish Sant, a pioneering policy researcher and public interest ...
Research Recap, December 10th: NYC Transit Vulnerabilities, Auto Oriented States, E.U. Cars On Emissions Target
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: NYCMTA
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: NYCMTA Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it.   ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 6th: Free Transit For Youth, U.K. Transport Priorities, Nairobi Rail
San Francisco approved free transit for underprivileged youth. Photo by Brandon Doran.
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 ...