Posts tagged with 'air quality'
Carmageddon! Los Angeles Braces for Traffic Chaos
Carmageddon! Los Angeles Braces for Traffic Chaos
In a $1 billion road widening project, Los Angeles will shut down its Interstate 405 next weekend (July 16-17) to all commuters. Eleven miles of the freeway will shut down for 53 hours so that the city can tear down ...
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
Santiago Restricts Car Use to Ease Air Pollution
Santiago Restricts Car Use to Ease Air Pollution
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil on June 27, 2011. Air pollution in the capital of Chile has reached alarming rates, forcing the city to declare a Level 2, ...
Glasgow's Controversial Road Expansion
Glasgow's Controversial Road Expansion
Glasgow, Scotland today revealed a new highway extension, a project that has been met with much controversy. The five-mile extension, referred to as the M74, has been in the works since October 1995, with opposition from environmental groups starting early ...
Friday Fun: The Colors of New York City's Sky
Friday Fun: The Colors of New York City's Sky
NSKYC is a website by Mike Bodge, creative director of Lolz LLC, a New York City-based digital agency, that shows the average color of New York City’s sky, taken in five minute intervals. Launched earlier this week, the website is ...
The True Cost of Gasoline: $15 Per Gallon
The True Cost of Gasoline: $15 Per Gallon
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) created a short video explaining the true costs of our oil dependency by following a single gallon of gasoline refined and consumed in California. According to the video, this single gallon of gasoline emits ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
This post was originally published in Portuegese on TheCityFix Brasil on June 8, 2011. About 7,000 people die per year in the state of Sao Paulo due to  air pollution, according Paulo Saldiva, doctor, professor and expert of Environmental Pollution. The number scares ...
Argentina Gets Its First Bus Rapid Transit
Argentina Gets Its First Bus Rapid Transit
Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires, inaugurated Argentina’s first bus rapid transit system today, marking its first day of operation. The system’s fruition is the result of a collaboration between the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the ...
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. The Habit of Biking to Work For those considering participating in Bike to Work day on ...
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Water Shortages One billion city dwellers will suffer from water shortages in 2050, predicts a scientist ...
New Ozone Standards Present Challenge, Opportunity for D.C. and Other U.S. Regions
New Ozone Standards Present Challenge, Opportunity for D.C. and Other U.S. Regions
Clean air is a fundamental part of our quality of life, a part which has undoubtedly improved since the passage of the Clean Air Act.  Especially during the summer, we are often reminded of remaining air quality issues, with radio ...
Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Highlights Transit, Livability
Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Highlights Transit, Livability
Today’s National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) meeting was evidence of a region ready to embrace sustainable planning, enhance its transit offerings, and improve its environment. The TPB is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the D.C. ...
The Double Edge of Density: Local Pollution
The Double Edge of Density: Local Pollution
The environmental movement is, rightfully, focused almost entirely on greenhouse gas emissions right now. That is almost certainly strategically correct, given the stakes. It’s important to remember, though, that there lots of kinds of pollution out there that aren’t GHG ...
D.C.'s "State of the Air": F
D.C.'s "State of the Air": F
Next American City has started a series of stories on local air quality, which is an incredibly important issue. This first post analyzes this years “State of the Air” report, put out by the American Lung Association and points out ...
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