Posts tagged with 'California'
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
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 ...
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Save Gas, Money and the Planet A new report by GTM Research maps out gasoline prices, ...
America Fast Forward: Innovating Transportation
America Fast Forward: Innovating Transportation
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited Washington, D.C. yesterday to garner support for a national expansion of his 30/10 transportation initiative, called America Fast Forward. In November 2008, two-thirds of Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R, an initiative committing a half-cent ...
The Transport Network? Facebook Ponders Urban Design
The Transport Network? Facebook Ponders Urban Design
Tomorrow, Facebook is hosting a “design charrette,” inviting more than 100 architects and other design professionals to engage in a fast-paced, collaborative planning session to envision infrastructure upgrades to areas surrounding Facebook’s new campus. The company announced on Tuesday that it ...
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
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 Bangalore ...
Using Instant Feedback for "Eco-Driving"
Using Instant Feedback for "Eco-Driving"
Researchers at the University of California are developing a study on how drivers change their behavior when they have access to instantaneous information on the efficiency of their driving. The first-of-its-kind study, led by UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and UC ...
Case Studies of Latino New Urbanism: San Ysidro
Case Studies of Latino New Urbanism: San Ysidro
This case study is a continuation of our “Cities in Flux” post about Latino New Urbanism, a way of understanding community, public spaces and neighborhoods by acknowledging the preferences and culture of Latino immigrants. They are places that are layered ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 17: Turkish Bullet Trains, Brakes on Bike Lanes, D.C. on Google Transit
TheCityFix Picks, December 17: Turkish Bullet Trains, Brakes on Bike Lanes, D.C. on Google Transit
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 ...
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
This interview is part of a series of interviews featuring sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Much of the American ...
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. We ...
Q&A: Oakland Urban Visionary Discusses City's New Streetcar Plan
Q&A: Oakland Urban Visionary Discusses City's New Streetcar Plan
Within five to ten years, Oakland, Calif., has the potential to become a model of urban revitalization and sustainable livability. It may sound a bit paradoxical — but it’s possible. The name Oakland still too often conjures images of a ...
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 ...
Will Los Angeles Revolutionize U.S. Urban Transit Funding?
Will Los Angeles Revolutionize U.S. Urban Transit Funding?
“We can’t wait because traffic is unbelievable and the environmental problem is too severe.” — Denny Zane, Director of MoveLA On Friday, we wrote about value capture strategies as a form of alternative funding for struggling public transit agencies around ...
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
A few weeks ago, we wrote about California’s promising Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), which encourages transit-oriented development by requiring metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) “to create and implement land use plans that use compact, coordinated, and efficient development patterns to ...
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