Posts tagged with 'commuters'
Brazil's Businesses Look to Global Models to Improve the Daily Commute
Brazil's Businesses Look to Global Models to Improve the Daily Commute
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
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 ...
With wifi and direct trips, Mumbai buses woo commuters away from cars
With wifi and direct trips, Mumbai buses woo commuters away from cars
Regular buses in Mumbai do not offer the direct trips, wifi, and power outlets that are offered by the new commuter bus service. Photo by Lecercle. Mumbai is an island with little room to grow laterally. Greater Mumbai is a linear ...
Photo by World Bank Photo Collection.
All aboard: Engaging the public on transport projects
Public transport is a core part of our daily lives. It is an economic driver — linking commuters to employment opportunities and bringing potential customers to retail and commercial establishments. It impacts our health, as modes of urban transport affect ...
An auto-rickshaw transports passengers in Gujarat, India. Photo by lecercle.
Promoting ridesharing for the daily commute in Mumbai
Recently, the State Government of Maharashtra (the third largest state in India, located on the western side of the country, and home to the cities of Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur) began looking into a proposal to run long-distance, point-to-point shared ...
Photo by zer0_pt.
Friday Fun: Mapping a day in the life of the London transport system
TheCityFix discovered what quite possibly could be the world’s coolest transport-related master’s thesis project-recap video. The recent debut of the BRT in Action Newsletter, published by Santiago, Chile’s Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit, included a link to Jay ...
Vienna, Austria Ranked As the Smartest City
Vienna, Austria Ranked As the Smartest City
We previously wrote about the most livable cities in the world and the most innovative solutions to make cities more livable. Now we bring you the smartest cities in the world, courtesy of Boyd Cohen of Co.EXIST. Cohen explains that ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
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 ...
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved a funding measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering measures on a proposed railroad tunnel project to connect New Jersey and New York. The Gateway Tunnel project, ...
Research Recap, October 31: Unhealthy Commutes, Privatized Traffic Enforcement, Motorist Behavior
Research Recap, October 31: Unhealthy Commutes, Privatized Traffic Enforcement, Motorist Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Long, Stressful Commutes Bad for Your Health Research out of Lund University in Sweden found a ...
Christine Lagarde Will Bike to IMF
Christine Lagarde Will Bike to IMF
Huffington Post’s Women section reported earlier this week that Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s newest Managing Director, will be biking to work when she finally makes the move to Washington, D.C. for her new job. “Lagarde, once a competitive ...
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
One of D.C.’s busiest corridors is getting a touchup. The Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue initiative, kicked off a couple of weeks ago by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, will seek to enhance the street’s physical landscape as well as its transportation ...
Obama Inauguration Inspires Transport Solutions
Obama Inauguration Inspires Transport Solutions
Washington prepares for Obama’s inauguration. Photo by martinstelbrink of Flickr. Plans for President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, scheduled for Jan. 20, have caused local transport groups in the Washington, D.C. area to consider new and flexible options to help travelers commute ...
Is Washington DC Next?
Is Washington DC Next?
Will DC become more mass transport friendly? Washington DC’s famous — or should I say infamous? — ex-mayor and Council Member Marion Barry proposed a plan this Tuesday to explore the possibility of implementing a congestion pricing scheme for the ...
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