Posts tagged with 'Chile'
Beyond a bus system: Complete streets to revitalize Santiago, Chile
Beyond a bus system: Complete streets to revitalize Santiago, Chile
Chile’s new “complete streets” approach will be a paragon of integrated transport. Photo copyright Marcelo Kristopher. In 2006 Santiago, Chile implemented a public transport reform that reorganized the capital city’s buses into an integrated system with its already successful metro. ...
BRT systems move 24 million people over 3,781 kilometres of road daily. Photo by Erwin Morales.
Global BRT Webinar To Be Held Tomorrow
Mark your calendars! The Across Latitudes and Cultures  – Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT) is announcing a monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing international collaboration across the BRT space. The series is ...
Lessons in "Living" Cities from Santiago
Lessons in "Living" Cities from Santiago
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Last week in Santiago, Chile, the Plaza Italia was once again crowded with bicyclists for the monthly cicletada. Local bicycling organizations and ...
Santiago Restricts Car Use to Ease Air Pollution
Santiago Restricts Car Use to Ease Air Pollution
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil on June 27, 2011. Air pollution in the capital of Chile has reached alarming rates, forcing the city to declare a Level 2, ...
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
Latin America has some of the most touted transit systems in the world, but it also has some poorly run and maintained transport systems. Since the 1970s, ever since the concept of BRT was born in Curitiba, Brazil, these systems have ...
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
For children in massive cities, access to education is dependent on mobility. India’s families living in marginal areas or fringe settlements face cultural, economic and geographic barriers that prevent kids from attending school regularly. The web of tiny roads and ...
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Transantiago, the public transport system in Santiago, Chile that combines bus rapid transit (BRT), feeder bus lines and a metro system, celebrated its third birthday last month. You may remember the news coverage from its opening weeks in February 2007. ...
Guadalajara and Santiago Join "1000 Cities 1000 Lives" Global Health Campaign
Guadalajara and Santiago Join "1000 Cities 1000 Lives" Global Health Campaign
A few more cities recently joined the worldwide global health campaign, 1000 Cities 1000 Lives, which we wrote about previously here. The campaign, sponsored by the World Health Organization, was launched with the goal to get 1,000 cities around the ...
Median Lanes: Key in Bus Rapid Transit Performance
Median Lanes: Key in Bus Rapid Transit Performance
One of the most controversial aspects of Bus Rapid Transit design in Delhi has been the designation of median lanes as opposed to curbside lanes. The initial bus corridor in Delhi is based on median lanes to give priority to ...
Reassessing Transantiago: A Photo Essay
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Dario Hidalgo. I recently traveled to Santiago, Chile for the World Bank to assess the current state of “Transantiago” – the city’s ambitious and highly controversial transport reform project launched in February 2007. I ...
Driver's Eye View of Transantiago
Driver’s Eye View of Transantiago from EMBARQ Network on Vimeo. A few months ago here on thecityfix.com I posted a video offering a “driver’s eye view” of Istanbul’s new BRT system – Metrobus. Today I thought I would show a ...
Transantiago A Year Later
Transantiago A Year Later
After some early hiccups, Tranantiago might just have a promising future. Photo by kurotashiO! ® A year after its mangled implementation, Transantiago, the ambitious program to restructure Santiago’s sprawling and inefficient bus system, is still generating quite a bit of ...
Demystifying TranSantiago
Demystifying TranSantiago
TranSantiago in action. Photo by Cobalito. “It is not common for a president to stand before the nation and say ‘Things haven’t gone well,” Michele Bachelet, Chile’s President, said in March of this year. “But that is exactly what I ...
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