Posts tagged with 'cycling infrastructure'
What Makes a Child-Friendly City? Redesigning Safer and Healthier Urban Spaces for Young People
What Makes a Child-Friendly City? Redesigning Safer and Healthier Urban Spaces for Young People
Children are often under-prioritized or even disregarded in urban planning and design. It’s estimated that up to 500 children die daily in road crashes around the world; thousands more incur injuries and psychological trauma from collisions with vehicles that can ...
More Bicycles, Slower Speeds, a More Livable City: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans an Ambitious Second Term
More Bicycles, Slower Speeds, a More Livable City: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans an Ambitious Second Term
With her recent re-election, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (Editor’s note: no relation to the author) has won a mandate to continue profound mobility transformations in the French capital. Her re-election manifesto promises an even more ambitious second term, furthering her efforts over ...
Going Dutch: 3 Key Lessons to Spur Biking in Your City
Going Dutch: 3 Key Lessons to Spur Biking in Your City
For many, the first thought that comes to mind about the Netherlands is crowded bicycle racks and bike-savvy commuters. The country has set the global standard for good practices in bike policy, infrastructure and engagement to make cycling a safe ...
Vida Segura: How São Paulo Plans to Cut Traffic Fatalities by Half in 10 Years
Vida Segura: How São Paulo Plans to Cut Traffic Fatalities by Half in 10 Years
With a population of 12.2 million – eighth largest in the world – São Paulo faces a daunting task in making its streets safe for all. But in April 2019, the city pledged to do just that, becoming the first ...
2015 World Bicycle Forum
Want a cycling city? Design for traffic safety
Two weeks ago, the World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia brought together more than 4,000 attendees from across the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities of urban cycling. Many have praised the event for its ability to bring a ...
Bike Lanes In Bangalore: Exploring Options for India
Bike Lanes In Bangalore: Exploring Options for India
  This blog post is part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With the initiation of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), the government of India has shown a clear interest in promoting ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
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 ...
Urban Bikeway Design Guide for U.S. Cities
Urban Bikeway Design Guide for U.S. Cities
New York City Transportation Commissioner and current NACTO president Janette Sadik-Khan, along with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, today announced the print release of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the preeminent resource for designing and engineering bikeways in ...
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
The city of Lviv in western Ukraine started the first stages of building new cycling routes for the city’s bicycle commuters. The Executive Committee of the City of Lviv approved a 9-year implementation plan for the city’s new cycling infrastructure. ...
Los Angeles Dedicates Car Lane to Bicycles
Los Angeles Dedicates Car Lane to Bicycles
Last week, officials in Los Angeles unveiled the city’s newest bike lane, reports the Los Angeles Times. The 2.2-mile bike lane along 7th Street from Catalina Avenue in Koreatown to Figueroa Street in downtown eliminates an entire car lane and instead ...
Bike Culture in New York City: A Long Way to Go
Bike Culture in New York City: A Long Way to Go
A recent article in The New York Times points to some interesting statistics regarding the vision of transport commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and the increase in cycling in New York City. According to John Pucher, a Rutgers University professor who studies ...
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
  The rapidly growing car culture in Mumbai has led officials and urban planners to compromise pedestrian infrastructure for car-centric and congestion-easing strategies. According to the Times of India, although 44 percent of citizens walk some distance to work, the ...
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
A new short video by Streetfilms, a project of OpenPlans, shows the immense success and the rapidly rising popularity of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program. Deemed the largest bikeshare program in the United States, with 1,100 bicycles and 110 stations, ...
A Rise in Fatal Cycling Accidents in Brazil
A Rise in Fatal Cycling Accidents in Brazil
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese onTheCityFix Brasil on July 25, 2011.  Bicycles are a great ally in the fight for healthier communities through sustainable transport. However, a survey by the Department of Transit ...
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Peak Driving Approaching? Peak car use has been reached by many of the world’s cities, suggests ...
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