Posts tagged with 'Amman'
Amman. By David Bjorgen.
Will Jordan get its advanced bus system?
For outside observers, Queen Rania Street, a bustling thoroughfare in central Amman, has an odd feature running for two kilometers down the center of the road: a vacant lane. It has been adopted by cyclists as an unofficial bike lane, ...
Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays
Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) may no longer be pursuing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system because of opposition from within government circles, according to anonymous sources interviewed for an article in the Jordan Times. The major transport project has received ...
Sustainable Transport Symposium: BRT and Rail, Finance, Emissions and Road Safety
Sustainable Transport Symposium: BRT and Rail, Finance, Emissions and Road Safety
This post is part of a series covering the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium in Kocaeli, Turkey from April 6-8, 2011, an event hosted by EMBARQ, the producer of this blog. The second day of the symposium included sessions on BRT and ...
Amman: An Organized City with a Soul
Amman: An Organized City with a Soul
“A livable city is an organized city with a soul.” That’s the principle behind Amman, Jordan’s, “Amman 2025” master plan (PDF). And the city is moving closer and closer to achieving its vision of livability, in spite of the odds. ...
Eyes on The Street: An Introduction
Eyes on The Street: An Introduction
Photo by vfxindia from Flickr. Since I travel internationally in connection with my work, and try to do so in a low-budget, low-impact way, I have experienced the different ways that many cities around the world handle transportation issues, and ...