Posts tagged with 'car ownership'
Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?
Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?
Walking, as simple as it is, is key to many current urban issues. As car ownership grows, people are walking less and becoming less physically active generally, especially adolescents, more than 80% of whom are insufficiently active. The impacts are ...
Reclaiming the Streets: Addis Ababa, Other African Cities Launch Car-Free Days
Reclaiming the Streets: Addis Ababa, Other African Cities Launch Car-Free Days
African cities have an imbalance. Around half of the population walks, bicycles or takes public transport to get around, usually under unsafe and difficult conditions. But despite this unusually high level of non-motorized mobility, street space is disproportionately allocated to ...
Memo to Carmakers: The Future Is Electric
Memo to Carmakers: The Future Is Electric
Electric car sales hit U.S. records this year, with almost 66,000 sold in July and August, more than double the number sold during the same period in 2017. One reason for the boom is the success of the Tesla Model 3, ...
Nossa Cidade: The Challenges of Connecting Brazil’s Metropolitan Regions
Nossa Cidade: The Challenges of Connecting Brazil’s Metropolitan Regions
  Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Leaning on the expertise of specialists at WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities, the series features in depth articles on urban planning, sustainable mobility, resilience, road ...
Beijing TDM
Four lessons from Beijing and Shanghai show how China’s cities can curb car congestion
A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested and searching for sustainable solutions. Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies can provide these solutions by combining public policy and private sector innovation to reverse over-reliance on private cars. ...
Lahore's urban roads
Lahore’s roads to nowhere
Lahore, Pakistan is on a dangerous path toward a future of urban highways, underpasses, and flyovers that will eventually suffocate the city. By prioritizing car-centric infrastructure through new development contracts, the city is making traffic congestion, air pollution, and road ...
Car ownership is on the rise in Indian cities, but Mumbai's new Equal Streets movement will help people take back the streets every Sunday while encouraging community interaction and active lifestyles. Photo by 350.org.
Mumbai is ready For “Equal Streets – A Citizens’ Movement”
Every day, Mumbai residents are being squeezed out of spaces to walk or cycle by the sheer pressure of cars, whose numbers are growing rapidly each year. A recent report by the Munich-based global consultancy Roland Berger Strategy Consultants stated that ...
By prioritizing sustainable transport solutions, Beijing can shift away from car culture and improve quality of life for its rapidly growing population. Photo by Philip/Flickr.
The making of a livable city: Inspiration for a sustainable, healthy Beijing
Each year, 440,000 people move to Beijing in search of economic opportunity and better lives. Their rural to urban migration is a driver of economic growth, part of a larger plan to catalyze economic development through urbanization across China. However, ...
Transport demand management strategies help wane commuters off the private car and make sustainable transport alternatives more viable, easing congestion and improving quality of life in cities. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
People-oriented Cities: Smarter driving, smarter cities
The “People-oriented Cities” series – exclusive to TheCityFix and Insights – explores how cities can become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development (TOD). The nine-part series addresses different urban design techniques and trends that reorient cities around people rather ...
Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo must focus on sustainable transport options to the harmful effects of traffic congestion. Photo by Bruno Baccalon/Flickr.
Study: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo lost USD 43 billion from traffic congestion in 2013
Traffic congestion has wide ranging costs, from increasing stress and pollution levels to wasting commuters’ time. A new study released by the Industry Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN) confirms that traffic congestion has tremendous economic costs ...
Beijing traffic congestion
Beijing’s parking woes: Is there any end in sight?
What do the time-honored hutong – quintessential narrow alleys of Beijing that date back to the Qing dynasty – and danwei – organized work and housing complexes from the pre-1979 era –have in common? Apart from the fact that neither ...
Zipcar, recently acquired by Avis, offers "wheels when you want them." Photo courtesy of Zipcar.
Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure?
Zipcar’s  $500 million acquisition by Avis-Budget Group announced last Wednesday is a watershed moment for the car sharing industry.  What will it mean for car sharing? Clayton Lane is COO of EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, and helps ...
Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Bogotá, Colombia, home of TransMilenio and Ciclovia, celebrated the 13th annual “Car-Free Day,” proving that life is possible without cars in a big city. Congestion was slightly relieved and air quality somewhat improved, as it is every year. Some people changed ...
New Study: Millennials Prefer Car "Access Over Ownership"
New Study: Millennials Prefer Car "Access Over Ownership"
The “Millennial” generation is quickly adopting car sharing as a mainstream transportation solution, according to results from Zipcar’s second annual study of the personal transportation and car ownership behavior of 18- to 34-year-olds. The study found that 55 percent of this ...
New Carsharing Association Aims to Reduce Car Ownership
New Carsharing Association Aims to Reduce Car Ownership
Eighteen carsharing companies from around the world recently formed a new association that emphasizes the environmental and social impact of their work, with a focus on reducing car ownership and promoting integrated public transportation. It makes sense that carsharing leaders would eventually come ...
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