Posts tagged with 'design'
3 Ways Cities Can Leverage Micromobility Services for Good
3 Ways Cities Can Leverage Micromobility Services for Good
Cities are redefining their relationship with transport and it’s some of the smallest vehicles that are leading the way. Shared bike services, e-bikes, scooters and mopeds, together known as micromobility, are proliferating in the urban landscape. Recent changes in mobility ...
8 Principles to Better Sidewalks
8 Principles to Better Sidewalks
Walking is the oldest, most democratic way to get around. But as urban areas have become more sprawled, walking has slowly been suffocated by other modes of transport that are less healthy for both people and cities. Wide, congested roads ...
‘Socially Aware Planning’ Key to Building and Sustaining Communities
‘Socially Aware Planning’ Key to Building and Sustaining Communities
When Rani, a mother of five in Khulna, Bangladesh, found that the tea stall outside her home kept flooding, she didn’t wait for a government climate resilience program to swoop in. Like many people in urban communities facing the effects ...
Redesigning One of Mumbai’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 3 Simple Steps
Redesigning One of Mumbai’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 3 Simple Steps
 While India accounts for only 2 percent of global motor vehicles, it contributes over 12 percent of global road traffic deaths. Around 150,000 people lose their lives on India’s roads every year, making them some of the most dangerous ...
8 Ways to Reduce Road Fatalities Using the ‘Safe System’ Approach
8 Ways to Reduce Road Fatalities Using the ‘Safe System’ Approach
Despite more than 1.35 million lives lost on the roads each year, traffic-related fatalities aren’t given the same media or political attention as plane, train or boat disasters. Indeed, some view these tragedies as commonplace or unavoidable – but they ...
China Elevates Bike Lanes to a New Level
China Elevates Bike Lanes to a New Level
Today’s streets are contested spaces. There seems to be an ongoing, intensifying competition between cars, bikes and pedestrians, trying to get from point A to B as quickly as possible. How do they all share the limited space available in ...
Better Engineering Can Significantly Improve Road Safety in India
Better Engineering Can Significantly Improve Road Safety in India
Road engineering – the way urban streets are designed and built – plays an extremely important role in ensuring road safety. The right kind of engineering for a street includes measures that actively restrict the scope for road users to ...
Audi urban future initiative
Students, check out Audi’s Future of Mobility Practicum in Germany
Undergrad or masters’ students in engineering, design, or computer science and U.S. citizens: this one is for you. Since TheCityFix readers are on the front lines of shaping future urban mobility, we wanted to announce an opportunity from Audi AG, ...
University City District
New toolkit provides cities with innovative street design guidelines
Urban streets are getting a makeover. In many cities worldwide, bike share stations have usurped parking for private vehicles. Protected bike lanes are replacing traffic lanes, while the unwieldy, barren intersections of yesteryear are being reinvigorated as vibrant plazas for ...
By Melissa Wall.
Friday Fun: A Los Angeles cycling highway?
“The South California towns, Los Angeles and Pasadena, are now connected by the strangest and most interesting of links-a magnificent, elevated cycle-way, with a smooth surface of wood, running for nine miles through beautiful country, flanked by green hills, and ...
A view from the Empire State Building. By asterix611.
Friday Fun: Printing our buildings?
3D printing, the process by which objects are produced entirely from a digital model and then “printed” in successive layers, has come a long way. You may remember we did a post on this back in May 2011 on 3D ...
Friday Fun: Bus Stops Crackle, Swing
Friday Fun: Bus Stops Crackle, Swing
In the modern cityscape, the bus stop is dismissed as an object without artistic merit. Ubiquitous and simultaneously invisible -unless a delay forces the commuter’s eye-  few people recognize bus stops as places that can make a meaningful contribution to ...
Friday Fun: The Art of the Urban Unknown - An Empty San Francisco
Friday Fun: The Art of the Urban Unknown – An Empty San Francisco
  A place without people does not a city make. If you’ve ever been to San Francisco,  you know that the urbanscape is brimming with tourists, joggers, cyclists, the jet-set and sweater-wearing locals alike. Peppering the roadways are an impressive ...
Mapping Mobility: The Many Metro Maps of Bangalore
Mapping Mobility: The Many Metro Maps of Bangalore
  Welcome to Mapping Mobility, our recurring series on innovative cartography in the public space. We’ll highlight innovation and stories about the conceptual urban space and how we navigate it with humanity’s most essential mobility tool. Come December 22, 2012,  Delhi Metro will turn ...
Friday Fun: Fusing Bikes Into Copenhagen's Landscape
Friday Fun: Fusing Bikes Into Copenhagen's Landscape
Copenhagen has often been featured here for bike-related fun. From a suburban cycle super highway to an urban bicycle library, Denmark’s capital has truly established itself as a biker’s paradise for its good deeds done for pedals. A Swiss firm ...
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