Posts tagged with 'car-free cities'
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 ...
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
About half of the world now lives in cities, and this figure is expected to grow to 70 percent by 2050, with most urban growth projected to occur in developing countries. As people move to cities at this unprecedented pace ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
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 ...
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
Given that tomorrow, September 22, is World Carfree Day, we thought we’d share a bit of the most exciting events happening around the world. You can find a full list of events on the World Carfree wiki page. For a ...
Williamsburg Walks Again
Williamsburg Walks Again
Residents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have received negative attention lately for their “too cool” attitude toward the U.S. Census –  the hipster enclave has the lowest rate of return (around 30 percent) in New York City. This is disparaging, considering that ...
Let’s Start Our Own Ciclovía!
Let’s Start Our Own Ciclovía!
Greater Greater Washington had an excellent post yesterday morning advocating that D.C. create its own version of New York’s Summer Streets. We at TheCityFix think this is a great idea. To further motivate DDOT to implement this plan, we’re re-circulating ...
D.C. Commuters Go Car Free
D.C. Commuters Go Car Free
How did Metro area residents celebrate the first day of fall? By ditching their cars, of course! D.C.’s third annual Car Free Day was held Tuesday with over 6,000 area commuters pledging to abandon their automobiles for alternative transportation. Car Free ...
1000 Cities 1000 Lives: WHO Launches Campaign for Urban Health
1000 Cities 1000 Lives: WHO Launches Campaign for Urban Health
The World Health Organization wants you to “be part of a global movement to make cities healthier.” The campaign, 1000 Cities 1000 Lives, was launched with the goal to get 1,000 cities around the world to commit to closing off ...
Le Corbusier's Revenge
Le Corbusier's Revenge
Conventional wisdom on urban history states a few things exceedingly clearly. Perhaps the most axiomatic belief about cities is that brutalist architecture is not only ugly but thoroughly destructive. Boston’s City Hall Plaza is perhaps the most loathed example in ...
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
The Mother Nature Network has a slideshow up showing seven car-free cities around the world. What’s interesting is that the majority are tiny islands and heavily reliant on the tourist industry. The largest “city,” Venice, is just a lot of ...
NYC to Experiment with Car-Free Zone on Broadway
NYC to Experiment with Car-Free Zone on Broadway
Two of the most heavily congested stretches of Broadway St. – Times Square and Herald Square – will become car-free, pedestrian plazas in May to reduce traffic and pollution. The $1.5 million pilot project will ban vehicles from seven blocks ...
Bachelor of Arts in Biking
Bachelor of Arts in Biking
Flickr photo by sandcastlematt In efforts to fight growing needs for unsightly parking lots, many universities have discovered a variety of options focused on separating academics and students from their cars. The University of Washington provides free bike rentals including ...
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, ...
In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough - An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 2)
In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough – An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 2)
The sun setting in Mumbai. Photo by d ha rm e sh. Earlier this week, TheCityFix ran the first part of an interview with Krishnaraj Rao, a citizen turned activist, who now spends a significant portion of his day advocating ...
In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough - An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 1)
In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough – An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 1)
Here Pedestrians hold back traffic after painting a sidewalk on the street. Photo from Friendlyghost. Krishnaraj Rao lives in Borivli, a suburb of Mumbai known for its famous Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and, more recently, its residents who have taken ...
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