Posts tagged with 'Houston'
True Affordability: Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
True Affordability: Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
Unaffordability is a major problem in cities of all kinds. Many households spend far more on housing and transportation than is considered affordable, and many people who would like to live in magnet cities cannot due to these costs. Cities ...
Cycling in Three World Cities: How Do They Compare?
Cycling in Three World Cities: How Do They Compare?
What urban characteristics create successful bicycle programs and how can cities with low cycling rates learn from these? This blog post aims to provide answers to these questions, based on a research project, “Case Studies in Urban Mobility: The Role ...
Getting on the Right Track: Real-World Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation
Getting on the Right Track: Real-World Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation
“Transit is the best mitigation strategy for climate change,” said Projjal Dutta from New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to start his discussion on how the agency is adapting to recurring, extreme weather events, during a recent Federal Transit Aministration workshop ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 2: Chicago BRT, Cycling Subsidies, My Healthy Arequipa
TheCityFix Picks, December 2: Chicago BRT, Cycling Subsidies, My Healthy Arequipa
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, November 18: Privatizing Public Transit, Tour du Danger, Metro Comic Books
TheCityFix Picks, November 18: Privatizing Public Transit, Tour du Danger, Metro Comic Books
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, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Research Recap, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Black Carbon Biking Urban cyclist commuters have more black carbon in their lungs than pedestrian commuters, according to ...
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Green Field Potential The potential and best measures for converting underutilized commercial real estate to ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
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 ...
Is There Evidence Against BRT Sparking Development?
Is There Evidence Against BRT Sparking Development?
This is a serious question, but can any of the folks who get so upset with arguments for BRT point me to any resources showing that high-investment BRT—Bogota, not Houston—with physically separated right-of-ways and permanent-seeming stations and the rest, do ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Fast Company named Seattle the “City of the Year” in its annual “Fast City” issue, which handpicks cities around the world that exhibit “smarts, foresight, social consciousness [and] creative ferment.” San Francisco was chosen for its innovative public-private partnership that ...
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