Posts tagged with 'Australia'
TheCityFix Picks, December 3: Buenos Aires Bikes, Beastly Bridges, Fuel from Rubbish
TheCityFix Picks, December 3: Buenos Aires Bikes, Beastly Bridges, Fuel from Rubbish
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 ...
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
The city of Baldwin Park, Calif. — the birthplace of the drive-thru restaurant  — made the news this week after city officials banned construction of any new drive-thrus for at least the next nine months. The first In-N-Out drive-thru burger joint ...
Recycled Printer Cartridges Pave Bike Path
Recycled Printer Cartridges Pave Bike Path
The next time your printer cartridge runs out of ink at just the wrong moment, remember this story – and recycle it. A new bike path made with Replas recycled plastics – mostly recycled printer cartridges – opened recently in Central Australia, stretching ...
Stores Ditch Shopping Carts to Discourage Vehicle Use
Stores Ditch Shopping Carts to Discourage Vehicle Use
The Sydney City Council voted on Wednesday to ban trolleys (shopping carts) at a local market, citing shoppers’ propensity to load up carts with far more food than they can carry, and then rely on a car to get home. The ...
Links Links Links
Links Links Links
Some things I’ve been reading but don’t have much to say about. I think they speak for themselves, but have quite a lot to say. A quote and a link for each:
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Awhile back here on TheCityFix, we highlighted a video made by StreetFilms that explored Bogota’s “Ciclovia” initiative. This innovative program closes nearly 70 miles of city streets each Sunday to car traffic and opens them to throngs of runners, walkers, ...