Posts tagged with 'infrastructure'
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
Integrated Transport Lahore announced that its 32-kilometer bus rapid transit (BRT) system will be set to begin operations by September, emulating Istanbul’s Metrobus transit system, with a gift of 100 articulated buses from Istanbul Mayor Kadir Tobbaş. The San Francisco ...
The New Kid on the Block: Metrobus Opens Line 4 in Mexico City
The New Kid on the Block: Metrobus Opens Line 4 in Mexico City
With input from Marco Priego. Mexico City now has a new bus service running through the heart of the Historic District, with service to the international airport. Metrobus Line 4, which opened on April 1, shows ingenuity and exemplifies the ...
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With input from Prashanth Bachu. Vishakapatnam, a major port city on the southeast coast of India, recently introduced a successful “no motor vehicle” zone ...
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the ...
Urban Highways Offer Cities New Opportunities for Revitalization
Urban Highways Offer Cities New Opportunities for Revitalization
If the twentieth century was known for building highways, the twenty-first century may be known for tearing them down. A new report jointly produced by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ, “The Life and Death of Urban Highways,” ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
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 ...
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Upon receiving numerous complaints from readers on the state of pedestrian spaces in Mumbai, Hindustan Times started a campaign to raise awareness about the problem. The conflict between pedestrians and private vehicles in India is yet another example of how urban ...
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Bogota’s Integrated Public Transport System (SITP) is poised to transform transit in the city when it is launched this December. The project is projected to improve order and efficiency, mitigate pollution, and reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. Such a transformation ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
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 ...
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Last week, United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an investment of $928.5 million in the nation’s transit infrastructure. Transit providers across the United States will receive federal funds for more than 300 public transportation projects in urban, suburban 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 ...
Sydney Light Rail Extension Delayed Until 2014
Sydney Light Rail Extension Delayed Until 2014
On September 9, transport authorities announced that the extension of Sydney’s only light rail line would be delayed until 2014. Sydney newspapers asked how a 5.5-kilometer extension of light rail along an existing rail corridor could take four years to complete. ...
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 ...
Melbourne Ranked as Most Livable City
Melbourne Ranked as Most Livable City
  The Economist Intelligence Unit, the original in-house research unit for The Economist, released a livability ranking report of 140 cities from around the world. Melbourne, Australia topped the list with a livability rating of 98 out of 100 in ...
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