Recent Posts by Jonna
Meter Jam: Evolving to a Results-Driven Campaign
Meter Jam: Evolving to a Results-Driven Campaign
There have been more developments in India’s Meter Jam campaign, which we’ve been following for the past two months. The boycott of taxis and auto-rickshaws first began in mid-August, mostly as a protest against drivers, who, especially in Mumbai, frequently refuse potential ...
In NYC, a New System of Buses Expands From the Bronx to Manhattan
In NYC, a New System of Buses Expands From the Bronx to Manhattan
In June 2010, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) unveiled its first bus line with elements of bus rapid transit (BRT). The express bus, the Bx12 line, runs east to west across the Bronx with limited stops. Riders pay before getting ...
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Do transportation agencies keep up with conversations in blogs and social media? The answer is generally yes, but it’s not so systematic. It’s likely an employee is checking Twitter updates occasionally, writing back when possible, expanding an agency’s social media ...
"Naked Streets" Without Traffic Lights Improve Flow and Safety
"Naked Streets" Without Traffic Lights Improve Flow and Safety
Portishead is a coastal town in England about 120 miles west of London. The town of 22,000 people experimented with turning its traffic lights off on a major road in September 2009. Despite the traffic chaos, the streets still seemed ...
America by Car: Lee Friedlander's Photography
America by Car: Lee Friedlander's Photography
Following in the tradition of  American photographers like Walker Evans is Lee Friedlander.  Since the 1950s, Friedlander has focused on everyday Americana, creating expansive black and white images of the social landscape. His latest photographic exploration focuses on views of ...
New Bicycling Policy In Peru Paves Way For Safer Streets
New Bicycling Policy In Peru Paves Way For Safer Streets
A new national level policy issued in Lima, Peru on October 8 gives priority to strong biking legislation in Peru.  The press release (translated here in English) explains key components of the legislation: “In order to comply with this standard, ...