Posts tagged with 'accessibility'
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation, as part of a complete overhaul of Energy.gov. Color-coded points represent various alternative fuel sources, including electric and hydrogen stations. In ...
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
The District of Columbia Office of Planning, in cooperation with the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, released a study that found transportation costs range from $8,500 to $25,000 per household in the D.C. region. The report,  “H+T in DC: Housing + Transportation ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
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 ...
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Residents of the La Independencia neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia walk up and down more than 10 flights of stairs every day. Many habitants of the community Comuna 13 are elderly people or mothers with children. However, ...
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India’s Fast-Growing Car Industry More than 2.7 million light vehicles were sold in India in 2010, ...
Call for Abstracts: Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport
Call for Abstracts: Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport
The Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is organizing its 12th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport. The conference will take place in Chile on July 23-27, 2012 and will serve ...
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 ...
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