Posts tagged with 'metro'
Moscow Metro
Friday Fun: Squat your way to metro tickets in Moscow
Many cities are working to encourage healthier habits among their urban residents, but none have gone so far as Moscow, Russia, did last week. For one month, Muscovites can now purchase metro tickets through an unconventional means: by doing squats. ...
Road expansion in Bangalore
Less is more: BRT and metro avoid expansion of road infrastructure
In the realm of conducting transport economic and environmental assessments, the option of “doing nothing,” or “no project/investment,” is considered as the baseline for all projects. A baseline is a reference pathway against which the impact of a project is ...
Singer in Chicago subway
Friday Fun: Song and dance transcend the ordinary on public transport
“Some sociologists say that modern modes of transport annihilate space and time and generate a permanent fright in travelers…we did our best in making one of those daily trips have a meaning beyond its origin and destination.” Those are the ...
New York City subway costume
Friday Fun: Halloween’s gotten the sustainable cities bug
In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a minute to appreciate all of the excellent transport and urban planning inspired Halloween costumes out there. Scouring the web reveals endless possibilities for creative costumes with a message about urban living. From ...
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Here’s one way to lure people out of their cars and onto public transport: ROPID, the organization responsible for Prague’s public transport system, announced in May the creation of a “love train.” More accurately, it plans to designate specific cars ...
The bus rapid transit system in Guangzhou, China, began operations in 2010. Photo by ITDP-China.
China Transportation Briefing: Bus Rapid Transit in China – On the Way
Our China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. Each ...
The future of China in transport is not through more cars. Photo by Ol.v!er [H2vPk].
China Transportation Briefing: 5 Trends to Watch in China's Urban Transport in 2013 (Part One)
Our China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. Each ...
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Friday Fun: Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
For those of you out there who have yet to buy your family and friends holiday presents, consider checking off wish lists with transit-centric swag. DIY, transit provider sponsored and homespun tchotchkes and apparel exist in quantity. Consider this 3D ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 7: EcoBici Boom, Lagos BRT, Banned Bus Ads
TheCityFix Picks, September 7: EcoBici Boom, Lagos BRT, Banned Bus Ads
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 24: Rainbow Crosswalks, BMW Carsharing, Japanese BRT, Motivational Texting
TheCityFix Picks, August 24: Rainbow Crosswalks, BMW Carsharing, Japanese BRT, Motivational Texting
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 ...
Life Sucked Out of the Delhi Metro Express
Life Sucked Out of the Delhi Metro Express
EMBARQ India Urban Transport Associate Umang Jain contributed to this post. On February 23, 2011, India witnessed the launch of the Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME), a first-of-its-kind metro rail service connecting New Delhi Railway Station (Central Delhi) to Indira ...
"World's Biggest Blackout" Snarls India's Transport Network
"World's Biggest Blackout" Snarls India's Transport Network
More than 600 million people are without power in India, in what is being described as “the world’s biggest blackout.” Cities in 22 of India’s 28 states, including New Delhi, have been affected. As of 1:45 p.m. IST, only 38 megawatts ...
How We Give Directions Is Cultural
How We Give Directions Is Cultural
On my way to my first day working at EMBARQ India’s office in Mumbai, I was given directions that included passing through tunnels, alleys and an empty warehouse. I had to ask myself if certain alleys were actually roads I ...
Friday Fun: Stockholm’s Metro Station Art
Friday Fun: Stockholm’s Metro Station Art
No wonder Stockholm receives some of the highest customer satisfaction scores in all of the world’s public transit services. In addition to placing an emphasis on service, value for money and customer information, Stockholm’s metro system also works to create ...
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Washington, D.C. Metro riders will soon be able to add value to their SmarTrip cards online. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a pilot program in July, testing the idea of online management of SmarTrip cards. Now the pilot ...
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