Posts tagged with 'commuting'
Bike Sharing Is Now a Viable Commuting Choice in São Paulo and Porto Alegre
Bike Sharing Is Now a Viable Commuting Choice in São Paulo and Porto Alegre
New mobility is changing the way we move around cities. It’s also shifting our perception of how we do so. While bicycles may seem more aligned with “old” rather than “new” mobility, bike-sharing systems are transforming the way we see ...
Employers play an important role in creating the incentives and infrastructure to encourage employees to use sustainable transport. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
Seven ways to encourage sustainable commuting in your workplace
Car-oriented cities have a number of costs for citizens’ health and well-being. Up to 75% of urban air pollution is caused by motor vehicle fuel combustion, and in 2012, 3.7 million premature deaths were linked to outdoor air pollution. Numerous studies have ...
Moscow Metro
Friday Fun: Squat your way to metro tickets in Moscow
Many cities are working to encourage healthier habits among their urban residents, but none have gone so far as Moscow, Russia, did last week. For one month, Muscovites can now purchase metro tickets through an unconventional means: by doing squats. ...
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Switching gears and bringing cycling culture back to China and Taiwan
China is currently experiencing the fastest growth in bike-sharing in the world, with thirty-nine bike-share systems in place, with the latest addition from last month in Aksu, near the the Kyrgyzstan border. At the head of the thirty-nine cities sits Hangzhou, ...
Research Recap, October 3: Wasting Time in Cars, Booming Bicycles, Pedestrian Safety
Research Recap, October 3: Wasting Time in Cars, Booming Bicycles, Pedestrian Safety
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Congestion-Riddled Commuting The Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University released its 2011 Urban Mobility Report. The ...
Research Recap, August 1: Efficient Cab Driving, Neighborhood Walkability, Commuter Economics
Research Recap, August 1: Efficient Cab Driving, Neighborhood Walkability, Commuter Economics
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Fuel-Efficient Cab Driving “Inside the Mind of a Cabbie,” a newly released interim report by Shell ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
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 ...
Pratt Center: NYC's Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
Pratt Center: NYC's Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
The combined cost of housing and transportation burden is significant depending on where you live. Many Americans and people all over the world struggle with an enduring trade off: spending a greater share of income on housing for a shorter ...
Social Networking for Safer Cycling
Social Networking for Safer Cycling
There’s safety in numbers. Biking through city streets as a lone cyclist is far different than biking among a pack of fellow commuters.  A community of like-minded street users feels safer. But what if it wasn’t just a chance occurrence ...
Living in a Walker's Paradise?
Living in a Walker's Paradise?
Some of our perennial readers may remember Walk Score, which we wrote about back in 2007. The website ranks neighborhoods’ walkability on a scale of 0 to 100, based  on a complex, patent-pending, ever improving algorithm that awards points based ...
Where's the World's Most Painful Commute?
Where's the World's Most Painful Commute?
As we first reported in TheCityFix Picks, IBM recently released its first ever Commuter Pain Study. The study found that commuters in Beijing have the world’s most painful commute, and commuters in Stockholm, the least. Melbourne, Houston, and New York City ...
Access for All: Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities' Less Fortunate
Access for All: Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities' Less Fortunate
This summer TheCityFix started a new series, Access for All, about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Now, with 84% of U.S. transit agencies facing service cuts and ...
Kids Ride Free on New York City Transit
Kids Ride Free on New York City Transit
As school systems around the country start charging kids for their rides on the yellow school bus – or even cutting bus service altogether – a tentative deal worked out with state legislators in Albany reportedly will give the Metropolitan Transit ...
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