Recent Posts by Victoria
Is Your City a Smarter City?
Is Your City a Smarter City?
The Natural Resources Defense Council‘s online resource center, SmarterCities.org,  has named 22 cities “2010 Smarter Cities” for their investment in low-carbon energy and efforts to become more energy efficient and conservation-minded urban spaces. “Energy” is the first of about a dozen ...
Tip of the Helmet: Bird Names for Bike Crossings and Capital Bikeshare Swag
Tip of the Helmet: Bird Names for Bike Crossings and Capital Bikeshare Swag
Two recent developments in D.C. merit a Tip of the Helmet, the second installment of our Colbert-inspired series to highlight recent promising developments in the sustainable transport world.
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
The city of Baldwin Park, Calif. — the birthplace of the drive-thru restaurant  — made the news this week after city officials banned construction of any new drive-thrus for at least the next nine months. The first In-N-Out drive-thru burger joint ...
Guiding Pedestrians: HAWKs in the Lead, While Pelicans and Puffins Fall Behind
Guiding Pedestrians: HAWKs in the Lead, While Pelicans and Puffins Fall Behind
A few weeks ago, we published a post featuring a few ornothologically inspired pedestrian crosswalks, including pelicans, puffins, toucans, and HAWKs. Which is best for pedestrians, we wondered?
DCRider: New Transit App for the Masses
DCRider: New Transit App for the Masses
Last week, the Washington Post Co. released a new public transit iPhone app, DCRider. (If you don’t have an iPhone, you can also use DCRider on your computer: https://www.expressnightout.com/dcrider.) The free app features: Train times and Metro alerts: Find out ...
Disabled Passengers Plan to Sue in NYC
Disabled Passengers Plan to Sue in NYC
As WNYC reported this morning, disabled New Yorkers are preparing to file several “disparate impact discrimination” claims against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) over its recent transit cuts, which have hit the city’s less fortunate the hardest. Over a month ...