Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
NYC to Experiment with Car-Free Zone on Broadway
NYC to Experiment with Car-Free Zone on Broadway
Two of the most heavily congested stretches of Broadway St. – Times Square and Herald Square – will become car-free, pedestrian plazas in May to reduce traffic and pollution. The $1.5 million pilot project will ban vehicles from seven blocks ...
Most "Global" Cities Aren't the Dirtiest
Most "Global" Cities Aren't the Dirtiest
“Most global cities aren’t the dirtiest cities,” according to Foreign Policy magazine. “In fact, some of the biggest, most integrated cities are some of the cleanest urban areas on the planet.” The conclusions are part of the publication’s Global Cities ...
Cleveland's 'Healthline' - the Newest BRT in the USA
Cleveland's 'Healthline' – the Newest BRT in the USA
After years of planning, the new Euclid Ave. Healthline has opened in Cleveland, Ohio. The project showcases a relative low cost alternative for cities looking for ways to improve accessibility. The Healthline joins a growing list of BRT systems in ...
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: ...
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