Posts tagged with 'Guadalajara'
Dedicating Public Space for Recreation is Good for Cities. The Via RecreActiva Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.
Dedicating Public Space for Recreation is Good for Cities. The Via RecreActiva Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.
Closing more than 60 kilometers of major streets to car traffic sounds like a logistical headache for a city of 4.8 million. But Guadalajara did it anyway ‒ and has done it every Sunday for the last 15 years. In ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
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 ...
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Productive Urban Densities A new report examining urban population densities found that, on the whole, growing ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
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 ...
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Frustrated and unsatisfied with the city’s efforts in promoting bicycle infrastructure, bicycle advocates in Guadalajara, Mexico took action into their own hands by informally painting bike lanes along the city’s roads through a community event called Ciclovía Ciudadana. We reported in the ...
Hybrid Buses on the Road in Guadalajara
Hybrid Buses on the Road in Guadalajara
Employing hybrid technologies in public transportation allows cities to run more buses with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, while also helping to reduce total vehicle kilometers traveled, congestion, and road injuries and fatalities. Earlier this month in Guadalajara—Mexico’s second largest city—industrial manufacturer ...
UPCOMING EVENT: "Steps Toward a Car Free Sunday" Study Tour of Guadalajara
UPCOMING EVENT: "Steps Toward a Car Free Sunday" Study Tour of Guadalajara
8-80 Cities, a Canadian nonprofit (formerly known as Walk & Bike for Life), is hosting a three-day “study tour” of Guadalajara, Mexico on March 13-15, 2010 to show municipal leaders from around the world how to start their own Car ...
Guadalajara and Santiago Join "1000 Cities 1000 Lives" Global Health Campaign
Guadalajara and Santiago Join "1000 Cities 1000 Lives" Global Health Campaign
A few more cities recently joined the worldwide global health campaign, 1000 Cities 1000 Lives, which we wrote about previously here. The campaign, sponsored by the World Health Organization, was launched with the goal to get 1,000 cities around the ...
2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
Last year, New York City became the first U.S. city to win the 2009 Sustainable Transport Award. As reported on EMBARQ.org, the city was recognized for its significant transport reforms, as a continuation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030, a ...
Help Us Support Green Cities in Mexico
Help Us Support Green Cities in Mexico
The Center for Sustainable Transport Mexico, a member of the EMBARQ network, needs your help. By voting for its proposal to launch a sustainable transport and urban planning network throughout Mexico, you can help us make Mexican cities better places ...
Guadalajara Gets Greener with Macrobus
Guadalajara Gets Greener with Macrobus
There’s much talk in the U.S. about the economic stimulus and investing in building “green infrastructure” to achieve three goals – create jobs, upgrade our infrastructure, and save the planet. It seems that Mexico is doing exactly this with the ...
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Awhile back here on TheCityFix, we highlighted a video made by StreetFilms that explored Bogota’s “Ciclovia” initiative. This innovative program closes nearly 70 miles of city streets each Sunday to car traffic and opens them to throngs of runners, walkers, ...
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