Posts tagged with 'car culture'
Open response to the editorial in Estado de São Paulo newspaper
Open response to the editorial in Estado de São Paulo newspaper
It’s a pity that one of the biggest newspapers in Brazil, the State of São Paulo (Estado de São Paulo) dedicated its editorial on October 10 to reducing debate on the important issue of mobility in the city of São ...
Robin Chase
Three things you should be doing right now: Advice from Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar
As human society faces the massive global challenge of climate change, many of us ask ourselves – do my individual actions really matter? Robin Chase, the founder and former CEO of Buzzcar and Zipcar, thinks they do, and she’s given ...
Couple on train
Friday Fun: Sustainable transport just got sexier
Have you ever wondered what message you’re sending that special someone through how you get around? According to a recent survey, you probably should. Out of 2,000 British men and women polled by Motors.co.uk, an online facilitator for buying and ...
Pedestrian crossing
On the move: Steering urban transport in a new direction
This is the inaugural post of a new “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Ever since the mass production of automobiles began nearly a century ago, the prevailing paradigm in urban transport has been the ...
The unrealized potential of parklets
The unrealized potential of parklets
Over the next few decades, urban areas across the world are projected to experience exponential population growth. In the U.S., Census information shows that the largest cities, those with a population of over half a million, grew more in the ...
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Peaceful urban activists are setting a new trend for resilient Latin American societies. In the midst of the massive motorization caused by increased income levels, they all share one idea: we still have time to reclaim our streets – for ...
Friday Fun: 589 reasons to bicycle to work
Friday Fun: 589 reasons to bicycle to work
There are many reasons to commute to work by bicycle. One commuter, Tim Goldby, recently demonstrated a great reason: it is often faster to commute by bicycle than by car. You can watch as Goldby zooms by 589 cars on ...
Beijing bans street barbeques in effort to improve air quality
Beijing bans street barbeques in effort to improve air quality
Banning street barbecues is Beijing’s latest effort at improving air quality. Photo by Kaj17. Given China’s population growth, and rapid urbanization, Beijing is on its way to becoming a super city – a city with a population greater than 20 ...
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Amsterdam is frequently cited as having the best bicycling infrastructure in the world. Photo by Ronel Reyes. Traffic and congestion is a common sight during rush hours around the world. After battling through hours of traffic, the hunt for a ...
Invisible car policies: Q & A with Fei Li, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Invisible car policies: Q & A with Fei Li, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Fei Li studies the “invisible car policies” that make cities dependent on cars. Photo courtesy of Fei Li. Fei Li is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University and a recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship. She researches, ...
Developing public transport in Brazil as car sales surge
Developing public transport in Brazil as car sales surge
In Sao Paulo, increasing car sales led to the worst congestion in the city’s history. Photo by Levi Bianco. In May, car sales in Europe fell to the lowest level in almost two decades. Within the first five months of ...
Men walk down the street in India
Road safety audits matter
A road safety audit can help make sure that the most vulnerable users of the road, such as pedestrians, are kept safe. Photo by Mira on the wall. When people think “road” they think “automobile.” Roads are most usually designed ...
Curitiba BRT. Photo by Thomas Locke Hobbs.
“The car is the cigarette of the future”
Jaime Lerner is the father of Curitiba’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system and believes car culture will soon be a thing of the past. Photo by Thomas Locke Hobbs. According to Jaime Lerner, car exhaust is the new second-hand smoke. ...
By Melissa Wall.
Friday Fun: A Los Angeles cycling highway?
“The South California towns, Los Angeles and Pasadena, are now connected by the strangest and most interesting of links-a magnificent, elevated cycle-way, with a smooth surface of wood, running for nine miles through beautiful country, flanked by green hills, and ...
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, ...
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