Posts tagged with 'Boston'
Ride-Hailing: Great for Users, But Sustainability Is an Open Question
Ride-Hailing: Great for Users, But Sustainability Is an Open Question
“Ride-hailing” or “ride-sourcing” companies like Uber, Easy Taxi, Ola and Didi have made it much easier for passengers to get around cities everywhere, providing real-time location data, increasingly accurate arrival times, seamless payment and customized services. Goldman Sachs estimates the ...
Supercharging Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure: Perspectives from Boston
Supercharging Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure: Perspectives from Boston
Milton Bevington is Senior Advisor to the City of Boston under the City Energy Project. He guest-authored this post on the City of Boston’s work on sustainable infrastructure finance. The potential threat which climate change presents to the economy, public ...
Do you ever wish bus routes better fit where you actually want to go? New startups are changing the way routes are designed, and they could be launching a revolution in ‘smart’ bus transport. Photo by Ken Power/Flickr.
Friday Fun: The bus that goes where you go
Startups like Uber are revolutionizing personal transport in cities worldwide, providing on-demand services at a relatively low price. Can the same thing be done for bus transport? Imagine requesting a bus from your phone, and having it drop you off ...
Incredibly efficient city designs inspired by arcology could scale up mixed-use development and sustainable mobility while minimizing environmental impacts. Norman Foster rendering via Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr.
Friday Fun: The futuristic, sustainable cities inspired by arcology
By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to grow to 9.6 billion, with 66% living in cities. How can we accommodate urbanization while avoiding costly urban sprawl that can lead to unequal access to transport and increased greenhouse gas emissions? ...
New fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles like buses are important in moving towards a smaller carbon footprint. Photo by Zolk/Flickr.
New fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles are a “win-win-win”
America’s vehicles are on the road to becoming cleaner. Last week, President Obama directed his administration to set new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pick-up trucks, school buses, and tractors. Improving fuel ...
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Friday Fun: What’s your “right of way?”
If you’re a fan of sustainable transport and will be passing through Boston, Massachusetts between December 5 and May 26, keep an eye out for the upcoming Rights of Way: Mobility and the City exhibit at the Boston Society of ...
Citi Bike, America's largest bike-sharing system opened in New York City on Monday. Photo by shinya.
Bike-sharing arrives in New York City via Citi Bike
New York City has joined the ranks of U.S. cities now offering bike-sharing systems. Sponsored by CitiBank and launched on Monday, Citi Bike offers residents, commuters, and visitors to the “Big Apple” an additional mobility and urban connectivity option, in the form ...
Research Recap, November 28: Public Transit Saves, Necessary Electrics, The Cost of Air Pollution
Research Recap, November 28: Public Transit Saves, Necessary Electrics, The Cost of Air Pollution
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Public Transit Saves The American Transportation Association (APTA) released its monthly “Transit Savings Report,” outlining how ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 9: Porto Alegre BRT, Australian CO2 Emissions, "Overdrive" Screenings
TheCityFix Picks, September 9: Porto Alegre BRT, Australian CO2 Emissions, "Overdrive" Screenings
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 ...
Boston's Hubway
Boston's Hubway
After spending several years abroad focused on Asia’s urban centers, it was heartening to return to find my hometown making progress in sustainable transportation. On July 28, the city of Boston launched New Balance Hubway, the fifth major bike share system ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 29: Trek of the Tricycles, India's Smart Grid, By the City/For the City
TheCityFix Picks, July 29: Trek of the Tricycles, India's Smart Grid, By the City/For the City
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 ...
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
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 Green Field Potential The potential and best measures for converting underutilized commercial real estate to ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
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 ...
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