Posts tagged with 'Mexico City'
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
As 2010 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the public transportation systems across the world that made their debut over the past 12 months. From bike sharing to bus rapid transit (BRT), cities around the ...
Mexico City Launches Ecobici Bike-Sharing Program
Mexico City Launches Ecobici Bike-Sharing Program
Last week, Mexico City came a couple steps closer to reducing the 5 million vehicles that pass through it each day with the launch of its new bike sharing program, Ecobici. The Federal District’s Head of Government, Marcelo Ebrard; Mexico ...
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Mitch Jackson is the Director of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for FedEx Corporation (and he also writes for the FedEx Citizenship Blog.) This month, FedEx is beginning work with EMBARQ — the producer of TheCityFix — as an extension of ...
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 ...
Healthier Cities Can Lead to Healthier Citizens
Improving Public Health Through Mass Transit and Cycle and Pedestrian Systems from EMBARQ Network on Vimeo. For all of our Spanish-speaking readers, here is a short clip from a recent Mexico City television broadcast that gives a quick overview of ...
Video – Mexico City Residents Losing Sense of Smell
People In Mexico City Losing Their Sense of Smell. Produced by theEMBARQ Network on Vimeo. Rhys Thom and I recently visited Mexico City where we met with two researchers at UNAM – Mexico’s National University – who are doing some ...
Reforming Mexico City's Reforma
Reforming Mexico City's Reforma
CNN has started a series of articles and videos called Eco-Solutions about, well, eco-solutions to the world’s, err, eco-problems. This week’s video features Mayor Marcelo Ebrard of Mexico City and his efforts to transform this bustling capital city infamous for ...
For MetroBus, Saving Carbon Can Pay
For MetroBus, Saving Carbon Can Pay
Photo By EMBARQ-WRI. For the second year in a row, Mexico City has shown that being green can pay. Last week the city was awarded 200,000 Euros from the Spanish Carbon Fund for reducing carbon emissions as part of MetroBus, ...
Air Pollution Destroys Sense of Smell in Mexico City
Air Pollution Destroys Sense of Smell in Mexico City
Smog in the city. Photo by A30_Tsitika. Residents of Mexico City have a much poorer sense of smell than their counterparts in the neighboring state of Tlaxcala due, in large part, to the poorer air quality in the Mexican capital. ...
Mexico City Launches Grope-Free, Women-Only Buses
Mexico City Launches Grope-Free, Women-Only Buses
Photo by y-cart. Following the lead of Tokyo, where the subway has implemented female-only cars so that women can avoid the unwanted gaze or grope of overly-aggressive men, Mexico City has now introduced buses reserved exclusively for women. “One time ...
Si Lolo puede salvar al planeta, ¿por qué tú no?
In this great ad from MTV a donkey named Lolo takes the bus. The caption says “If Lolo can save the planet, why can’t you? Leave the car and take public transit. Let’s stop global warming.” The car industry’s total ...
The Four Hour Commute
The Four Hour Commute
Photo from the Washington Post. On Sunday, The Washington Post Magazine ran a cover story describing the transport woes Washington DC-area residents face as they move further and further outside the suburbs in order to escape the ever-expanding sprawl. Marc ...
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
In an Earth Day special, MTV’s Pimp My Ride will feature the greening of a ’65 Chevy Impala. During this very special episode of Pimp My Ride the crew will be replacing the original engine of the Impala with a ...
Riding the Talk - Mexico City Mayor Bikes to Work
Riding the Talk – Mexico City Mayor Bikes to Work
On Monday, Marcelo Ebrad, the Mayor of Mexico City, and other high-ranking officials cycled to work to show their support for a cleaner, more humanized city. Although it was a time of relatively low traffic – they made their trip ...
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