Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
A version of this post was originally posted on EMBARQ.org on January 24, 2012.  For more info: www.st-award.org. WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – San Francisco, USA, and Medellin, Colombia, were selected as the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Award winners today during the annual ...
Blogging from TRB: Transportation and Air Quality
Blogging from TRB: Transportation and Air Quality
At the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, there have been a number of sessions focusing on transportation, public health and emissions. The discussion in recent years of the link between the three has now moved into the ...
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Crime’s Influence on Travel Modes The Mineta Transportation Institute published a free report studying how neighborhood crime affects the way people choose their travel mode. The report finds that high crime neighborhoods tend to discourage residents from walking or riding ...
TheCityFix Guide to the 2012 TRB Meeting
TheCityFix Guide to the 2012 TRB Meeting
As we wrote about yesterday, the Transportation Research Board will hold its 91st Annual Meeting on January 22-26, 2012, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels. The TRB annual meeting is one of the largest ...
Upcoming Event: 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
Upcoming Event: 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award will be presented on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, to two cities among four finalists: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Medellin, Colombia; and San Francisco, USA. The winners will be selected based on four ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
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 ...
Upcoming Event: Transportation Research Board 2012 Annual Meeting
Upcoming Event: Transportation Research Board 2012 Annual Meeting
The Transportation Research Board will hold its 91st Annual Meeting on January 22-26, 2012, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels. The event’s theme, “Transportation: Putting Innovation and People to Work,” will cover ...
Washington, D.C. to Host Transportation Camp 2012
Washington, D.C. to Host Transportation Camp 2012
After completing two successful Transportation Camp events in 2011 (in San Francisco and New York City), OpenPlans, a nonprofit technology organization, is hosting this year’s Transportation Camp in Washington, D.C. this weekend. OpenPlans is behind some of the greatest intersections ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 13: Protesting Fare Hikes, Transit App Development, London Bus Redesign
TheCityFix Picks, January 13: Protesting Fare Hikes, Transit App Development, London Bus Redesign
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 ...
Friday Fun: World's Subway Stations at the Same Scale
Friday Fun: World's Subway Stations at the Same Scale
Neil Freeman, an artist and urban planner living in New York City, draws subway stations of the world at the same scale, which makes for an interesting comparison between the dense and interweaving routes of New York City, Tokyo and ...
Low Carbon Development to Alleviate Climate Change
Low Carbon Development to Alleviate Climate Change
The World Resources Institute, along with the National Development and Reform Commission of China hosted the Low Carbon Development Workshop yesterday. The workshop is part of WRI’s recent launch of a five-year $12.5 million project to advance the progress of ...
New Forms of Car Sharing Improve Personal Mobility
New Forms of Car Sharing Improve Personal Mobility
Earlier last month we wrote about how the “Millennial” generation prefers the comfort and ease of car-sharing programs to car ownership. Today, there is further evidence to the growing culture of car sharing among 18- to 24-year-olds. According to a ...
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Productive Urban Densities A new report examining urban population densities found that, on the whole, growing ...
Friday Fun: Musical Bikes
Friday Fun: Musical Bikes
Dutch designers Merel Sloother, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de Jong created a prototype of a bicycle that plays vinyl records as it rides. They call their project “Feats per Minute” and are travelling the world showing off their creation. ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
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 ...
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