Posts tagged with 'car culture'
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The three pillars of successful urban development in Seoul
In her February post on sustainable urban development, EMBARQ expert Robin King posed the question: “What does good urban development mean to you?” Keeping people in mind, she identified three key areas for action to produce good urban development: Providing ...
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
We recently addressed car-centric orientations and designs of urban areas and the associated road safety and economic concerns. But the car as an object took a backseat in the discussions. But lest we neglect the opportunity this week, we’re dedicating ...
The Road to Independence Day
The Road to Independence Day
Today marks Independence Day, commonly known as Fourth of July, commemorating the United States’ independence from Great Britain. Millions of Americans will celebrate their national history by enjoying parks, fireworks and barbecues, and many of them will use cars to get ...
Research Recap, April 11: Childhood Obesity, Young Drivers, Optimizing Transportation
Research Recap, April 11: Childhood Obesity, Young Drivers, Optimizing Transportation
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Location Determines Childhood Obesity Unhealthy food and a lack of physical activity are the most basic ...
Millennials Show Apathy Towards Cars
Millennials Show Apathy Towards Cars
A version of this post was originally published on TheCityFix Brasil by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on March 26, 2012. A recent article in The New York Times by journalist Amy Chozick adds to the surmounting evidence that the attitude of younger ...
Paris to Allow Cyclists to Run Red Lights
Paris to Allow Cyclists to Run Red Lights
Councilors in Paris, France approved a new rule that would allow bicyclists to run red lights. A result of a three-year campaign by cyclists’ associations, the rule comes after road safety experts deemed it a good measure to cut road ...
An Urban Alternative to Personal Mobility
An Urban Alternative to Personal Mobility
With population and urbanization rates growing, and motorization not showing any signs of slowing down, we need a new option for personal mobility. The current size and rigidness of cars leave little room for future urban growth and threaten the ...
Few Solutions for the Mobility Needs of Lower-Income Families
Few Solutions for the Mobility Needs of Lower-Income Families
Early this month, the Los Angeles Times published a thought-provoking piece on the dependence of lower-income families on cars and the shortage, as well as the absence, of public transit in meeting the needs of this income class. The article echoes ...
Striking a Balance in Transport for All Road Users
Striking a Balance in Transport for All Road Users
A recent study out of the London School of Medicine found that in comparing walking to cycling on London’s congested roads, bicyclists tend to have a higher concentration of carbon deposit in their lungs. We previously covered this story as ...
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Last week, United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an investment of $928.5 million in the nation’s transit infrastructure. Transit providers across the United States will receive federal funds for more than 300 public transportation projects in urban, suburban and ...
Bike Culture in New York City: A Long Way to Go
Bike Culture in New York City: A Long Way to Go
A recent article in The New York Times points to some interesting statistics regarding the vision of transport commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and the increase in cycling in New York City. According to John Pucher, a Rutgers University professor who studies ...
Carmageddon! Los Angeles Braces for Traffic Chaos
Carmageddon! Los Angeles Braces for Traffic Chaos
In a $1 billion road widening project, Los Angeles will shut down its Interstate 405 next weekend (July 16-17) to all commuters. Eleven miles of the freeway will shut down for 53 hours so that the city can tear down ...
A Decline in Car Use in Britain: The Result of Policy and Practicality
A Decline in Car Use in Britain: The Result of Policy and Practicality
Britain has been experiencing a decline in car use, reports the U.K.’s Independent. Between 2004 and 2008, British cities saw a nine percent decline in car trips per person and a 5 percent decline in traveled car distance. Phil Goodwin, a ...
New Report: China’s Rapid Motorization Calls for Efficient Public Transit
New Report: China’s Rapid Motorization Calls for Efficient Public Transit
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a new report last week as part of its Energy and Climate Program on China’s fast-paced motorization and possible strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the increase in vehicles. Below is a ...
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
One present Santa may have brought a lot of Chinese families this year: a small car.  On Tuesday, the Chinese government announced a 10 percent sales tax on small cars effective January 1, sending many who had planned to purchase ...
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