Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
Imagine spending two years of your life stuck in your car, with no one but the radio for company. That is the reality for everyone who spends two hours commuting to and from work, five days a week, for 35 ...
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part Two
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part Two
This post is the second of a two-part series on CNG fuel in Indian cities. The first post on TheCityFix can be found here. A version of this post was originally published online on India Together. On July 25, 2012, ...
Research Recap, August 20: India Road Network, Emissions Reductions in Los Angeles, Complete Streets Policy, American Walking Habits, Elderly Pedestrians
Research Recap, August 20: India Road Network, Emissions Reductions in Los Angeles, Complete Streets Policy, American Walking Habits, Elderly Pedestrians
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India Road Network The Indian Ministry of Road Transportation released its latest Basic Road Statistics Report, which ...
Friday Fun: Kickstart Bicycle Innovation!
Friday Fun: Kickstart Bicycle Innovation!
Earlier this month, TheCityFix brought you Izhar Gafni’s $9 cardboard bike. The cheap and fibrous creation keeps good company in the world of innovative pedaling. This week, we’re highlighting a few that you can even invest in on Kickstarter.com. The web-based crowdfunding tool ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part One
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part One
In India, the Gujarat High Court has ordered the state government to convert all public and private vehicles registered in the state to compressed natural gas (CNG) within one year. From the court’s order: “State is directed to pass necessary ...
Moving Cars, Not People, on Delhi's Bus Corridor?
Moving Cars, Not People, on Delhi's Bus Corridor?
Parts of this post originally appeared as an editorial in the The Wall Street Journal’s India Real Time on Monday August 13, 2012. Dario Hidalgo and Madhav Pai, the authors of the editorial, are senior staff with EMBARQ, the producer of this blog. ...
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Facebook’s Emits 285,000 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Annually Facebook released its total carbon emissions footprint. The global ...
Friday Fun: Public Packs Parklets Across US
Friday Fun: Public Packs Parklets Across US
As summer rages onward, celebrating the urban outdoors is now safer and more enjoyable via parklets: mini parks that extend outward from the sidewalk and into the sphere of pedestrian access. These reclamations of urban space have appeared in cities across ...
BRTdata.org: Updates for Brazil, Colombia and Canada
BRTdata.org: Updates for Brazil, Colombia and Canada
BRTdata.org, which features more than 90 geographic, statistical and service-level indicators, released a fourth update on Thursday, adding information on new lines from Canada to Colombia. The website features the most comprehensive, public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems ...
TheCityFix Picks: African Road Ecology, Vacuum Like Traffic, Incentivized Pollution, Greek Debt Yields Bikes
TheCityFix Picks: African Road Ecology, Vacuum Like Traffic, Incentivized Pollution, Greek Debt Yields Bikes
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Government Accessibility, Accountability In Transport
Government Accessibility, Accountability In Transport
In keeping with the social-contract, the United Kingdom House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee is calling for public input on its inquiry, “Transport and the Accessibility of Public Services’. The Committee is preparing for a synthesis of its near decade old “Making ...
The Basics on Congestion: Singapore, London, Copenhagen
The Basics on Congestion: Singapore, London, Copenhagen
Thanks to Copanhagenize.com, I’ve come across a great video from the Mexican office of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. It nicely sums up in less than four minutes the glaring and basic problem with non-integrated and car-centered design. ...
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
The World Bank  will host a 7-day learning event, “Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” to be held in Seoul from October 7th through October 13th, 2012, prefaced by a 4-week remote learning course. The event is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Land, ...
E-Tricycles Coming to the Streets of the Philippines
E-Tricycles Coming to the Streets of the Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), along with the Philippine Department of Energy, has begun implementing a plan to introduce as many as 100,000 electric tricycles to the streets of the Philippines by 2020. Tricycles, smoke-belching and inexpensive three-wheeled vehicles found ...
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