Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
Friday Fun: An Animated View of Auckland's Transportation
Friday Fun: An Animated View of Auckland's Transportation
Using Auckland’s Google Transit feed, Chris McDowall visualizes his city’s transportation network in an animation of buses, trains and ferries. The animations usually begin at 3:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. Here’s how he describes it on his blog: “A ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 4: Peak Travel, Helmet Cameras, Bicycling Studies 101
TheCityFix Picks, February 4: Peak Travel, Helmet Cameras, Bicycling Studies 101
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
"Our Cities Ourselves" Exhibit Travels to Mexico and Brazil
"Our Cities Ourselves" Exhibit Travels to Mexico and Brazil
A traveling exhibition about the future of urban areas opened yesterday in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. It showcases the vision of 10 leading architects who imagine urban life in 2030, when “60 percent of the global population – ...
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. Urban dwellers in China, India and Mexico may not think they have much in common, but cities in all three countries are experiencing similar rapid growth patterns and the subsequent challenges in managing that growth in ...
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. EMBARQ Turkey, in collaboration with city officials and local planners, is working to facilitate the construction of pilot cycling corridors in three Turkish cities: Eskişehir, an urban area of about half a million people and two ...
Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can't Be the Only Option
Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can't Be the Only Option
Last week, the Washington, D.C. region was awash in hype over an impending “thunder snow” storm.  While  the storm under-delivered on the snow, it certainly caused chaos. Storms like these highlight the benefits of compact urban development while underscoring the ...
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
In a large city with broad institutional capacity like New York City, a lot of data is available. The city has access to a lot of useful numbers from a variety of sources, from community-based organizations that track the block-by-block details ...
Friday Fun: Compressed in Tokyo
Friday Fun: Compressed in Tokyo
“Tokyo Compression” is a series of photographs by German-born, now Hong Kong-based photographer, Michael Wolf. The images are representations of how subway commuters in Tokyo get around during rush hour. From Wolf’s photographs, it is clear how crowded the city’s ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 28: Mighty Motorcycles, Cheap Carbon-Free Gas, Plural for Prius?
TheCityFix Picks, January 28: Mighty Motorcycles, Cheap Carbon-Free Gas, Plural for Prius?
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Transport and Health: Measuring the Link
Transport and Health: Measuring the Link
It is crucial to develop a robust, simple and meaningful set of indicators to measure the impact of transport policy on public health in order to achieve any real change in the status quo, according to Dr. Carlos Dora of ...
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
A small start-up near Washington, D.C. has started what it calls “the first stationless smart bike sharing program in North America.” And all it took to get the system up and running was some bikes, U-locks and mobile phones. In ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
Tehran, Iran was the second runner-up to this year’s Sustainable Transport Award winner, Guangzhou, China. Event moderator Enrique Peñalosa called the city a model for others because of its aggressive policy aimed to successfully implement a broad set of new transportation options. Tehran ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
Last night, Guangzhou, China was announced as the winner of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award. The seventh annual award, created by the  Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), recognizes a city that made the most progress in improving mobility, reducing emissions and improving ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award Winner: Guangzhou, China
2011 Sustainable Transport Award Winner: Guangzhou, China
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. The city of Guangzhou, China today won the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award for its new world-class bus rapid transit (BRT) system that integrates with bike lanes, bike share and metro stations. The annual award created by ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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