Posts in the 'Energy + Climate Change' category
Friday Fun: Harnessing the Braking Power of a Bike
Friday Fun: Harnessing the Braking Power of a Bike
Isn’t it just the worst riding up a hill on your bike? If Maxwell von Stein’s invention catches on, riding up a hill or gaining speed after stopping at a red light will never exert much energy again. The Cooper ...
Research Recap, January 30: Saving Transit Time, Bicycling Benefits, Maximizing Bikeshare Ridership
Research Recap, January 30: Saving Transit Time, Bicycling Benefits, Maximizing Bikeshare Ridership
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Informed Transit Time Savings A new study on the impact of mobile real-time transit information on ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Eliminating Fuel Subsidies in Nigeria Sparks Protests
Eliminating Fuel Subsidies in Nigeria Sparks Protests
As part of an effort to stabilize the economy and establish fiscal responsibility, the Nigerian government ended a decade long policy that subsidized gasoline imports. The end to fuel subsidies sent the price of gasoline soaring, doubling, and even tripling ...
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 ...
Best of 2011: Most Popular Posts
Best of 2011: Most Popular Posts
Happy New Year! Thank you for your support in 2011! Here’s a look back at our top 10 posts of the year. 1. 1 Car = 10 Bicycles How many bikes can you fit in the space occupied by a single ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
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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