Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
IDB to Invest $6 Billion in World Cup Host Cities
IDB to Invest $6 Billion in World Cup Host Cities
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese onTheCityFix Brasil on July 1, 2011. Brazil recently announced a financial partnership with Japan that involves a contract of up to $3 billion to be invested ...
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
A new report, “The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption: Recommendations for Federal Transportation Policy,” explores future U.S. transportation scenarios to evaluate how the U.S. can reduce oil consumption and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through ...
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
As rental car company Hertz eyes competing with Zipcar in the Washington, D.C. market with its new carsharing service called Hertz on Demand, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) opportunistically decided to require a public bidding for 86 existing, on-street carsharing spaces ...
Christine Lagarde Will Bike to IMF
Christine Lagarde Will Bike to IMF
Huffington Post’s Women section reported earlier this week that Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s newest Managing Director, will be biking to work when she finally makes the move to Washington, D.C. for her new job. “Lagarde, once a competitive ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
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 ...
São Paulo Bike Parking: Mauá and More!
São Paulo Bike Parking: Mauá and More!
In 2001 Adilson Alcantara, manager of the Mauá CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos) train station in the greater São Paulo region was faced with a challenge: What to do with the hundreds of bicycles precariously and haphazardly chained to ...
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Hansel and Gretel may have had bread crumbs to lead their way, but New York City’s pedestrians will have something less edible to follow: Maps! Taking a page from London’s pedestrianization efforts, New York City’s Department of Transportation released a ...
Glasgow's Controversial Road Expansion
Glasgow's Controversial Road Expansion
Glasgow, Scotland today revealed a new highway extension, a project that has been met with much controversy. The five-mile extension, referred to as the M74, has been in the works since October 1995, with opposition from environmental groups starting early ...
Forum for Sustainable Transport in Latin America
Forum for Sustainable Transport in Latin America
This past week in Bogota, Colombia, transportation ministers, delegations and experts from around the globe gathered to discuss the development of the Bogota Declaration, a multinational agreement of sustainable transportation policies in Latin America. The first Foro de Transporte Sostenible ...
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Sustainable Transport Behavior Transport technology advancements will not be enough to attain international greenhouse gas reduction ...
Indonesia's Transport Initiatives
Indonesia's Transport Initiatives
Jakarta’s chief of Railway Certification Department, M Sardjoko Hendrowijono, is asking for greater federal restrictions on private vehicle imports in an effort to balance the success of TransJakarta, Indonesia’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system. “Hendrowijono admitted that TransJakarta bus ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
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 ...
Open Streets Movement Strengthened with Partnership
Open Streets Movement Strengthened with Partnership
The Alliance for Biking and Walking is partnering with the Street Plan Collaborative to strengthen the expanding Open Streets movement. Making use of roadways in creative and active ways by closing streets to automobiles and allowing residents to walk, bike, ...
Funding Transport: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Funding Transport: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Two U.S. Congressmen want to bring competitive bidding and private sector involvement into building new high-speed rail for the country. The bill proposed  by Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Rep. Bill Schuster (R-Pa.), ...
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Residents of the La Independencia neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia walk up and down more than 10 flights of stairs every day. Many habitants of the community Comuna 13 are elderly people or mothers with children. However, ...
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