Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
Shared bikes represent the wide range of bike-share systems around the world. Photo courtesy of Melbourne Bike Share.
The bike-share report: Hard times and hope for the future
The Bike-share Report is 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 at The World Bank. The ...
An electric Autolib' vehicle charges in Paris, France. Photo by Cokul/Flickr.
On the move: Car-sharing scales up
This is the seventh post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell Corporation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. ...
Passenger on the TransOeste BRT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
Transport set to be defined as social right by Brazilian Constitution
Urban transport is on its way to becoming a social right in Brazil. On December 4, PEC 90 – a proposed amendment to Article Six of the Brazilian Constitution that would define transport as a social right – was approved ...
Social, environmental, and economic impacts of BRT. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
4 ways cities benefit from bus rapid transit
Around the world, cities are searching for sustainable ways to transport residents quickly, efficiently, and safely throughout their streets. One such solution is bus rapid transit (BRT), which is already widely implemented in both the developed and developing worlds. New ...
Barcelona, Spain's bicycle sharing system, Bicing. Photo by IluriPhoto/Flickr.
On the move: The swift, global expansion of bicycle-sharing schemes
Peter Midgley joins us as this week’s author for the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” series. We invited Peter to share his vast knowledge on bicycle sharing gained through his experience tracking the growth of bicycle sharing systems since ...
A crowd of passengers boards the TransMilenio BRT in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
Opinion: Bogotá’s vision for public transport hangs in the balance
“Optimism is undermined by the amount of work required for full implementation.” Before withdrawing his nomination as Bogotá’s ombudsman in December 2011, Paul Bromberg recommended that the incoming administration “joyfully receive the public transport system of Bogotá (Sistema de Transporte ...
TransOeste BRT driver
Visualize and explore Bus Rapid Transit with this revamped data portal
Every single day, nearly 30.9 million people ride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or busways system globally. That’s more people than the entire population of Ghana or the state of Texas. 19.5 million (63.3%) of these passengers are located in Latin ...
Crowded metro platform in São Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Fernando Stankuns/Flickr.
Can this Santiago Metro innovation end gridlocked platforms once and for all?
Imagine you’re riding in a crowded metro car. It’s so full you weren’t able to get a seat, so you do all you can to stay upright as the train lurches between stations. As your stop approaches, you wonder how ...
Traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo by Akshay Mahajan/lecercle.
Exchanging transport lessons between developed and developing countries: Q&A with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Part II
Last Tuesday on TheCityFix we shared Part I of our interview with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Founding Chair of the Transportation in Developing Countries committee at the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Last week, Dr. Pendakur discussed why sustainable transport is so ...
Old Delhi auto-rickshaw. Photo by Larry Johnson.
Rickshaw Rising Challenge: Revolutionizing urban mobility in India
Do you have a business solution that has the potential to deliver large-scale improvements in quality of service, access, safety, environmental impact, and livelihoods in India’s auto-rickshaw sector? The Rickshaw Rising Challenge is calling for applications from Indian business endeavors that have ...
"Open to the Notion" by Tommy Vohs
On the move: The global rise of mass transit
This is the sixth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. As ...
Crowded street in New Delhi, India
Why developing countries need sustainable transport: Q&A with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Part I
Here at TheCityFix, we emphasize the importance of sustainable urban transport and improved urban development every day. Recently, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with an esteemed individual who reminded me, very articulately, why sustainable transport is so crucial ...
Road expansion in Bangalore
Less is more: BRT and metro avoid expansion of road infrastructure
In the realm of conducting transport economic and environmental assessments, the option of “doing nothing,” or “no project/investment,” is considered as the baseline for all projects. A baseline is a reference pathway against which the impact of a project is ...
Singer in Chicago subway
Friday Fun: Song and dance transcend the ordinary on public transport
“Some sociologists say that modern modes of transport annihilate space and time and generate a permanent fright in travelers…we did our best in making one of those daily trips have a meaning beyond its origin and destination.” Those are the ...
Mexico City intersection
On the move: Reducing car usage and ownership in China, Latin America, and other developing economies
This is the fifth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. It presents emerging, trendy, and mainstream solutions leading this transition, and tracks progress being made by cities already adopting measures to enhance accessibility. Preparation ...
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