Posts tagged with 'innovation'
Finding ways to making riding transport fun and convenient takes innovative thinking, and sometimes, courage to think outside the box. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Four awesome (and odd) gadgets for your sustainable commute
South by South West (SXSW), the yearly festival that celebrates all things in entertainment technology, has just wrapped up in Austin, Texas. The festival featured many cool and innovative new devices – like virtual reality goggles, a computer that doubles ...
Shanghai is one of China's many cities which has seen the proliferation of bottom-up innovations, such as e-bikes, to tackle the problem of urban transport. Photo by 2 dogs/Flickr.
E-bikes bring individual and sustainable transport to China
In developed cities, new mobility options typically only penetrate the transport ecosystem after governing bodies have developed an institutional framework around the new technology. Emerging economies, however, do not always have the regulatory capacity to standardize regulations and create policy ...
Boy on bicycle in Burkina Faso. Photo by Olivier Girard/CIFOR. Cropped.
Better Cities, Better Business at Transforming Transportation 2014 conference
Transforming Transportation 2014 (#TTDC14) is just around the corner! Now in its eleventh year and vibrant as ever with new ideas and energy, the Transforming Transportation conference – co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank – convenes high-level decision makers ...
Urban community garden in Montréal, Canada. Photo by Bruno VITASSE/Flickr.
Friday Fun: 100 in 1 day highlights the power of active citizenship
From Bogotá, Colombia to Cape Town, South Africa and Kaluga, Russia, the 100 en 1 día (100 in 1 day) movement is making an impact on urban streetscapes worldwide. A “global social movement for citizen-driven change,” the movement is a ...
Auto-rickshaw in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Photo by Kamakshi Sachidanandam/Flickr.
Reinventing Chennai’s auto-rickshaws
Chennai – the capital city of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India – recently implemented new fare regulations in its auto-rickshaw sector for the first time since 2007. In 2010, the Tamil Nadu government lifted a freeze on issuing permits, which ...
Biker in city night. Photo by Bridget Coila/Flickr
Friday Fun: Brighten up the road in the name of bike safety
It’s no secret that visibility is critical to bike safety, especially under dark nighttime skies. To help ensure that cyclists can be easily spotted by motorists in crowded streets, Wouter Walmink, Alan Chatham and Floyd Mueller of RMIT University in ...