Posts tagged with 'accessibility'
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Research Recap, June 14: Walkability in Asian Cities, Mobility for an Aging Population, Costly Fuel Alternatives
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Improving Walkability in Asian Cities The Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Clean Air Initiative ...
Research Recap, May 2: Safe Cycle Tracks, The Value of Accessibility, Surprising Suburban Transit
Research Recap, May 2: Safe Cycle Tracks, The Value of Accessibility, Surprising Suburban Transit
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Promising Automotive Material A UTS research team developed reproducible samples of grapheme paper, a material derived ...
Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
The Phillips Livable Cities Award is a global initiative that celebrates simple solutions to improve health and well-being in cities. The award competition was designed to generate practical and achievable ideas to improve the quality of life for city-dwellers across the ...
New Study: Car Ownership Not Essential to Everyday Commute
New Study: Car Ownership Not Essential to Everyday Commute
A new study, “Tech for Transit: Designing a Future System,” concluded that four-fifths of research participants felt car ownership was not essential to their everyday commute. The study asked 18 car drivers in Boston and San Francisco to forgo the use of ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility ...
New Report: Inclusive Design in Bus Rapid Transit
New Report: Inclusive Design in Bus Rapid Transit
The World Bank recently published a report, “Technical and Operational Challenges to Inclusive Bus Rapid Transit,” compiled by Tom Rickert, a consultant with extensive experience on accessible transportation. While the technical report is intended primarily for an audience of BRT ...
Yes! Is East of the River: A Window Into Transportation and Access in Ward 8
Yes! Is East of the River: A Window Into Transportation and Access in Ward 8
The first organic market to open east of the Anacostia is certainly a milestone but is it accessible? According to a press release announcing the new supermarket: “… Yes! Organic Market is committed to making fresh produce and healthy food ...
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
On August 1, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) wrote a memo to all MetroAccess drivers telling them to stop picking up anyone who could not pay the full fare, starting on Monday. Now, just four days later, WMATA ...
Access for All: Transport for the Disabled Poor
Access for All: Transport for the Disabled Poor
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Access for All,” about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Ten to 12 percent of the world’s population lives with a ...
Access for All: Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities' Less Fortunate
Access for All: Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities' Less Fortunate
This summer TheCityFix started a new series, Access for All, about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Now, with 84% of U.S. transit agencies facing service cuts and ...
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Monika Kerdeman is the communications and finance coordinator for The Access Initiative (TAI), a global network that promotes access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making. TAI is a project of the World Resources Institute, where EMBARQ, the producer ...
Access for All: Rio Street Dwellers Blame Poor Public Transit
Access for All: Rio Street Dwellers Blame Poor Public Transit
This is the first post in TheCityFix’s series, “Access for All,” about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. As Rio prepares to host the World Cup in ...
Manifesto for Urban Accessibility in India
Manifesto for Urban Accessibility in India
In my introductory post, I mentioned my interest in writing about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Sudhir Chella Rajan, a professor of Humanities and Social Sciences ...
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 2: Gales School
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 2: Gales School
In part one of my series on G Street, I discussed the Government Printing Office and the paradoxes that putting light industry in an office district creates for urbanists. In this section, I will discuss the Gales School. Again, the ...
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