Live from Transforming Transportation: Mid-Sized Cities / Secure Public Transport / A Coalition for Change
Mother and daughter wait for Ahmedabad, India's bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the Janmarg. Photo by Meena Kadri/Flickr. Cropped.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank co-organized Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. For more information about this year’s conference, visit www.transformingtransportation.org and see TheCityFix’s live coverage ...
Live from Transforming Transportation: Integrated Mobility / Managing Governance
Gangding Station in Guangzhou, China. Photo by Benjamin/Flickr. Cropped.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, by following @EMBARQNetwork and @wbsustaindev on Twitter, ...
Five Opportunities for 21st-Century Transport
Pedestrian crossing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Belo Horizonte is rapidly growing mid-size city. Photo by EMBARQ.
The world is in the midst of unprecedented urbanization, with cities expected to hold 5.2 billion residents by 2050. One of the major challenges of the 21st century, therefore, is achieving a sustainable future for our cities. And transport – ...
Beijing’s subway fare increase, justified
Passengers are crowded during rush hour at Guomao Station of Beijing, China's subway. In an effort to mitigate congestion, poor quality of service, and costly subsidies, Beijing's municipal government has proposed a subway fare increase. Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr.
Beijing’s subway system – one of the longest in the world at 469 kilometers (289 miles) of track – is confronted by excessive congestion and costly government subsidies. In an extremely controversial move, the city government has decided to increase ...
Friday Fun: Even floating yogis take the Janmarg
Passengers ride Ahmedabad, India's bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the Janmarg, which has dramatically altered the city's transport network. Photo by EMBARQ.
Today’s Friday Fun brings you a colorful and cheeky animated short from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy’s (ITDP) India office called JAM, presenting Ahmedabad’s award-winning bus rapid transit (BRT) system – the Janmarg. The film, made by Ketaki ...
Live from Transforming Transportation: Safer by Design / Spotlight on Brazil
Separated bike lane on Dunsmuir Street in Vanouver, Canada. Photo by Paul Krueger/Flickr. Cropped.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, by following @EMBARQNetwork and @wbsustaindev on Twitter, ...
Live from Transforming Transportation: The Future We Want / Data and Technology
"Sunday, 1400." Photo by Tommy Vohs. Reprinted with permission, all rights reserved.
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, ...
The trillion dollar question: Where does transport investment come from?
Metro station construction in Mysore, India. The transport sector has a major impact on the economic and environmental outlook for cities in both developed and developing countries. Photo by Samuel Raj/Flickr.
How much money is spent on global transport systems? And where is this money coming from? These are critical questions: The world’s cities will add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years, and urban leaders are currently grappling ...
Transforming transportation for more inclusive, prosperous cities
Leaders in the transport, development, and for the first time, business sectors will convene for Transforming Transportation this week in Washington, DC. Photo by Andreas/Flickr. Cropped.
Cities are the world’s engines of economic growth. Yet many have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring safe and affordable access to jobs, education, and healthcare for its citizens — in part because their transport systems ...
The bike-share report’s go-to guide for bike-sharing FAQs
Cycling at the Bikesantiago launch in Santiago, Chile, in October 2013. Although there's no single registry of all bicycle-sharing systems worldwide, an increasingly growing suite of resources are available. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
This is the third post of The Bike-share Report, a new blog series on bike-sharing, exclusive to TheCityFix, from Peter Midgley – the former Urban Mobility Theme Champion for the global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) with 25 years of experience ...