Recent Posts by Jonna
Personal Rapid Transit in Unexpected Places
Personal Rapid Transit in Unexpected Places
Morgantown, West Virginia, home of West Virginia University (WVU),  is a metropolitan area of a bit more than 110,000 residents (add an additional 30,000 to account for the student population.)  It’s hilly, lush and deep in Appalachia, nestled among forested ...
Next Stop? Crowdsourced Bus Shelters
Next Stop? Crowdsourced Bus Shelters
We’ve written about crowdsourcing contests to build a better suburb, choose better bikesharing locations, and design a better car. Now, Next Stop Design, a collaborative project based in Utah, is soliciting ideas and designs from the public to build a ...
From Periphery to Center: Does Bike Redistribution Work?
From Periphery to Center: Does Bike Redistribution Work?
The Transport Politic‘s Yonah Freemark has been writing recently about the efficiency of bikesharing models that major cities around the world have been adopting. He focuses on the issue of redistribution. Bikesharing systems have opened in cities, such as Denver, Co.; ...
New Report: Cities "Driven Apart" by Sprawl
New Report: Cities "Driven Apart" by Sprawl
A new report by CEOs for Cities analyzes transportation in 51 major U.S. cities, with an emphasis on land use patterns and community design, calling into question the highway-oriented industry standard for measuring congestion created by the Texas Transportation Institute’s annual Urban ...
Metro Rail: The Solution for India?
Metro Rail: The Solution for India?
According to Parisar, an environmental organization that works on sustainable development with a focus on urban transport, India is expected to spend 40 billion dollars in metro rail over the next 10 years. The proposed metro rail system for Pune (and ...
Cities in Focus: New York City
Cities in Focus: New York City
Last week, EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) premiered the latest video in its documentary series, “Cities in Focus: New York City,” a five-minute film that showcases New York City’s recent innovations and successes in developing sustainable transportation options for cyclists, pedestrians ...