Posts tagged with 'car-free cities'
Freeway Revolts
Freeway Revolts
Photo by Lush.i.ous. Joe Foti, a colleague of mine at WRI, just alerted me to a sprawling Wikipedia page on freeway revolts, a term referring to citizen efforts to stop freeway construction in their neighborhoods. In some cases the entry ...
Bicycling in Istanbul
Bicycling in Istanbul
Photo by Murat Suyabatmaz. Biking in cities doesn’t have to be hazardous to your health. But in Istanbul, you must be extra careful. Besides traffic and air pollution – the usually problems faced by urban cyclists – Istanbul riders have ...
The End of Suburbia
The End of Suburbia
Via Dot Earth.
Mumbai's Traffic Generates Its Own Ad Campaign
Mumbai's Traffic Generates Its Own Ad Campaign
Photos from Ads of the World. The rule of thumb when designing a billboard is minimalism: keep it short and simple so that your message is absorbed by anyone, even people casting the most fleeting glance. So why does this ...
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
An unusual calm on Bogota’s streets. Photo by Pattoncito from Flickr. On Thursday, February 7 Bogotá held its 8th annual car-free day during which 14% of the population left their private cars at home and walked, cycled, and took mass ...
The Beautiful Bikepaths of Bogotá
The Beautiful Bikepaths of Bogotá
Although slightly long, this video by the good people at StreetFilms has a lot to offer the urban enthusiast. Long-considered a dangerous country plagued by narcotics and violence, Colombia is actually at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop ...
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