Posts tagged with 'activism'
As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future
As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future
This year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations – an institution created in the wake of World War II, when the world was looking to emerge from a tragic era filled with conflict and political and economic turmoil. ...
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Earth Day 2015 Makes Us All Leaders
April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, an event first held in 1970 that helped mobilize the modern environmental movement in the United States. This year’s Earth Day will include events that focus on the intersection of ...
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Peaceful urban activists are setting a new trend for resilient Latin American societies. In the midst of the massive motorization caused by increased income levels, they all share one idea: we still have time to reclaim our streets – for ...
Motorist Plows Through Cyclists in Porto Alegre
Motorist Plows Through Cyclists in Porto Alegre
A motorist sped through a crowd of cyclists in Porto Alegre, Brazil last Friday evening, injuring at least 15 people and sending several others to the hospital. The victims were participating in a monthly Critical Mass event to raise awareness ...
The Life and Death of a College Bikeshare System in Maine
The Life and Death of a College Bikeshare System in Maine
In 2007, a few students (including myself) and staff at Bowdoin College, a small liberal arts school in Maine, started the Yellow Bike Club, an informal system of bikes left on campus and re-purposed for the shared bike program. Spray-painted yellow, secured ...
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Mumbai is a hectic metropolis infamous for its traffic chaos. The hundreds of thousands of tiny black and yellow cabs and rickshaws that criss-cross the streets have caused plenty of frustration for the city’s 14 million residents. To better tackle the ...
D.C. Council Evaluates Aftermath of Snowstorms
D.C. Council Evaluates Aftermath of Snowstorms
More questions were asked than answered at this morning’s public oversight hearing on the District’s response to the recent “snow events” (i.e. back-to-back blizzards in February.) The hearing, held in the John A. Wilson Building, was led by Councilmember Jim ...
Envisioning a Car-Free Mumbai
Envisioning a Car-Free Mumbai
Last Sunday, 140,000 Mumbaikers showed up on Bandra’s Carter Road to celebrate their city’s first-ever Car Free Day.  The Khar-Bandra-Santacruz Foundation organized the event, with co-sponsors including the Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, EMBARQ (producer of this blog) and other corporate and ...
After Office Hours, It's Time to Go Cycling
After Office Hours, It's Time to Go Cycling
If you are a professional based in Mumbai and wish to take up cycling, daytime traffic and lack of personal time are probably your biggest concerns. To deal with this problem, a bunch of individuals are encouraging everyone to get ...
UPCOMING EVENT: Mumbai to Host Its First "Car Free Day"
UPCOMING EVENT: Mumbai to Host Its First "Car Free Day"
This upcoming Sunday, February 21, for the first time ever, Mumbai is holding a Car Free Day, similar to Ciclovia in Bogotá and Summer Streets in New York City. The all-day event is organized by the Khar-Bandra-Santacruz (KBS) Foundation, a ...
Speak Out on D.C. Snow Removal Efforts at Public Hearings
Speak Out on D.C. Snow Removal Efforts at Public Hearings
Those of you who have been following snow removal efforts in the D.C. area will now have several opportunities to voice your opinions in the coming weeks. D.C. Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) has announced that he will hold ...
"Snow Helpers" Mobilize to Clear Sidewalks, Bus Stops
"Snow Helpers" Mobilize to Clear Sidewalks, Bus Stops
At the end of the day on Friday, I created “Snow Helper” Watch Areas on SeeClickFix, with the advice of SCF Co-Founder Ben Berkowitz, in an attempt to keep track of all the snow-related issues reported in the District. Even ...
SeeClickFix on TheCityFix DC: Become a Snow Helper!
SeeClickFix on TheCityFix DC: Become a Snow Helper!
Here at TheCityFix DC, we’ve been intrigued and motivated into action by all the recent reports about uncleared sidewalks, poorly plowed streets and other “snowmergencies” in the city. That’s why we’re creating special “Snow Helper” Watch Areas on SeeClickFix, the ...
Councilmember Kwame Brown: What Needs to Be Fixed?
Councilmember Kwame Brown: What Needs to Be Fixed?
We are very excited to announce that At-Large D.C. Councilmember Kwame Brown (connect with him on TheCityFix Social!) is encouraging local residents to report transportation-related issues caused  by the record-breaking snow storms this week. Need your street to be plowed? ...
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
It all started four months ago, when TheCityFix blogger David Daddio reported an issue on SeeClickFix about a dangerous intersection at U Street and Florida Ave., east of 18th Street NW. Over just several days, the report got responses from ...
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