Posts tagged with 'congestion'
New York's Next Renaissance
Most streets in New York bring to mind urban warfare instead of urban renaissance, but on the Upper West side, residents, businesses, and advocates have recently launched a blueprint to revitalize their community and create more livable streets to their ...
The Tata Nano – Transport Revolution or More of the Same?
The Tata Nano – Transport Revolution or More of the Same?
Flickr photo by code_martial. There was news this week that India’s Tata Motor’s is facing a number of hurdles as it works to release a $2,500 car for sale on the Indian market. Tata’s planned Singur plant is apparently being ...
New Beijing Traffic Restrictions Surprisingly Popular
New Beijing Traffic Restrictions Surprisingly Popular
Beijing Traffic. Photo by Proggie Listening to NPR last night, I was caught by surprise by a story describing the unexpected popularity of the temporary traffic restrictions Beijing implemented during the Olympics. Conventional wisdom holds that citizens usually view such ...
Why Is TransMilenio Still So Special?
Why Is TransMilenio Still So Special?
TransMilenio started operations in December 2000, and after more than 8 years it is still regarded as the gold standard for Bus Rapid Transit. Cities as diverse as New York, Delhi, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Beijing and Mexico, to name a few, ...
The Public Supports Road Pricing
The Public Supports Road Pricing
Congestion Pricing. Photo by .KM. A very interesting study released earlier this month counters conventional wisdom, suggesting that a clear majority of people support tolling and road pricing. As the authors of the study, which analyzed numerous national and international ...
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
A street in London built on a human scale. Photo by dnlb2. The BBC has run a piece by Dermot Finch, the director of Centre for Cities, which argues that UK cities have a lot to teach their Trans-Atlantic neighbors ...
New York City's Congestion Pricing Plan Killed in Albany
New York City's Congestion Pricing Plan Killed in Albany
Photo by Christopher Chan. Yesterday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing bill would not move through Albany, a huge blow to New York City’s livable streets movement and Bloomberg’s ambitious PLANYC, which had congestion pricing as ...
A Congestion Charge for Mumbai?
A Congestion Charge for Mumbai?
The government of Maharashtra, India is planning to introduce a congestion charge in Mumbai, India’s largest city, to relieve the traffic problems that plague the streets. If the plan goes through, Mumbai will follow in the footsteps of cities like ...
The World's Worst Traffic
The World's Worst Traffic
Going nowhere fast in Bangkok. Photo by pchweat. Which city has the world’s worst traffic? It’s a tough question, as cities like Sao Paulo, Cairo, Mumbai, and Los Angeles compete neck and neck for the world’s worst bottlenecks. But Time ...
Tackling Turkey's Traffic
Our friends over at Streetfilms just produced a nice video about Istanbul, featuring the city’s battle with cars, air pollution, and traffic and some bold efforts to make the city more inviting to pedestrians and cyclists. Click the following links ...
Beijing's Transport Adventures
China’s Green Beat, is a neat bilingual blog I stumbled upon the other day, written by John Romankiewicz, an American Fulbright scholar currently living in Beijing, and Zhao Xiangyu, a Chinese citizen from Heilongjiang, a province in the northern part ...
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion pricing is good for the environment and public health. Photo by dlisbona. A team of scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London conducted a study showing that London’s congestion pricing scheme has ...
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 ...
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 ...
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Click here to see photo. It’s typical in Istanbul to be walking on an empty street, just enjoying the day, when out of the blue the shriek of a taxi’s horn shatters the peace and quite. It’s an annoying problem, ...
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