Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Look Who's on the Road
Look Who's on the Road
India Pedestrians at busy intersection in Mumbai. Photo by saibotregeel. Engineering is often the only factor considered during design and implementation of junction improvements plans at key locations where flyovers are built. But the reality is that these locations are ...
Bus Rapid Transit Comes to Lagos, Nigeria
Bus Rapid Transit Comes to Lagos, Nigeria
If you had to point to one city that embodies of the challenges of the 21st century, it would be Lagos, Nigeria. The New Yorker had a wonderful piece on Lagos over a year ago, describing it in apocalyptic detail: ...
Community Living Rooms - An Effort to Make LA's Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Community Living Rooms – An Effort to Make LA's Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Photo by Monica Almeida from The New York Times. This weekend the New York Times had an article about a neat initiative to transform bus stops in Los Angeles into something called “community living rooms” – that’s a pleasant and ...
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Here two-wheelers invade a footpath. All photos by Sudhir Gota, SECON Pvt Ltd. Krishnappa is a security guard for a multinational software firm in Bangalore who, for the past thirty years, has walked and cycled to work. For Krishnappa, the ...
Transportation and Socioeconomic Class
During EMBARQ‘s Sunday session at the Transportation Review Board’s annual meeting I noticed that one of the day’s ongoing discussion topics dealt with the relationship between transportation policy and class politics. Transportation policy affects all citizens, but it does not ...