Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Creating open, inviting urban space in Mexico City, in addition to adding increased mobility, won the Capital this annual award.
EMBARQ congratulates Mexico City, winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award
Mexico City is the winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award (STA). Each year, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) awards cities with the STA. Mexico City was selected amongst a group of cities chosen across all geographies, ...
Zipcar, recently acquired by Avis, offers "wheels when you want them." Photo courtesy of Zipcar.
Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure?
Zipcar’s  $500 million acquisition by Avis-Budget Group announced last Wednesday is a watershed moment for the car sharing industry.  What will it mean for car sharing? Clayton Lane is COO of EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, and helps ...
Bike Lanes In Bangalore: Exploring Options for India
Bike Lanes In Bangalore: Exploring Options for India
  This blog post is part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With the initiation of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), the government of India has shown a clear interest in promoting ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 28th: Chinese High Speed Rail, New York Subway Tango, Indonesian Mini Bus BRT?
TheCityFix Picks, December 28th: Chinese High Speed Rail, New York Subway Tango, Indonesian Mini Bus BRT?
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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 ...
Pedestranged
Pedestranged
    This graphic narrative depicts the plight of a pedestrian through the perspective of a person who has been a pedestrian for years in a typical Indian metropolis. The story depicts his daily struggle to move around in the city ...
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Research Recap, December 10th: NYC Transit Vulnerabilities, Auto Oriented States, E.U. Cars On Emissions Target
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: NYCMTA Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it.   ...
Nose hair length is the newest metric for measuring local air pollution.
Friday Fun: The Nose Hair Indicator for Air Pollution
Visualizing air pollution is akin to to understanding several hundred shades of gray smog or looking at the local newspaper’s air quality indicators on a sliding scale of green (good air) dots to red (don’t go outside, ’tis dangerous) lozenges. While ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 6th: Free Transit For Youth, U.K. Transport Priorities, Nairobi Rail
TheCityFix Picks, December 6th: Free Transit For Youth, U.K. Transport Priorities, Nairobi Rail
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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 ...
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers.
How Am I Driving? A Dialogue on Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in India
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers. Photo by Akshay Mahajan   This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation   As India’s urban ...
Rail and bus use are way up in London.
Research Recap, December 3rd: Londoners Ditch Cars, $1.9 Trillion Saved, Electric Vehicles' Counterproductively
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Londoners’ Rail, Bus-Centric Lifestyle London is leading the U.K. wide drop in auto-use and licensing of ...
Some concept stations for urban gondola systems. Courtesy of Frog Design.
Friday Fun: It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's a …Gondola!
  Here at EMBARQ, we perform research and share best practices across a wide gambit of the ground transportation spectrum: from buses and their fuels, to pedestrians and their safety. Gondolas, however, fall somewhere in between surface transport and …skyways. ...
BRT systems move 24 million people over 3,781 kilometres of road daily. Photo by Erwin Morales.
Global BRT Webinar To Be Held Tomorrow
Mark your calendars! The Across Latitudes and Cultures  – Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT) is announcing a monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing international collaboration across the BRT space. The series is ...
Emissions Regulations, An Integral Part of A Larger Policy Toolkit
Emissions Regulations, An Integral Part of A Larger Policy Toolkit
Aiga Stokenberga, the author of this blog post, completed this research as an intern in EMBARQ in Summer 2011.  Her research product is one of the last articles co-authored by the late Dr. Lee Schipper. EMBARQ encourages young researchers working ...
ADB Transport Forum 2012: Full Speed Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility
ADB Transport Forum 2012: Full Speed Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility
“We cannot continue as we are,” echoed the participants at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Transport Forum 2012 held in Manila earlier this month. Demographic trends around the world indicate that 44 million people will move to cities every year. ...
Friday Fun: Bus Stops Crackle, Swing
Friday Fun: Bus Stops Crackle, Swing
In the modern cityscape, the bus stop is dismissed as an object without artistic merit. Ubiquitous and simultaneously invisible -unless a delay forces the commuter’s eye-  few people recognize bus stops as places that can make a meaningful contribution to ...
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