Posts tagged with 'New York'
TheCityFix Picks, October 24th: BRT for Vietnam, Widening An American Freeway, Attacks on Lagos Transport, E.U. Bio-Fuels To Go Unsubsidized
TheCityFix Picks, October 24th: BRT for Vietnam, Widening An American Freeway, Attacks on Lagos Transport, E.U. Bio-Fuels To Go Unsubsidized
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Transit Funding The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a transit-oriented nonprofit that advocates for increased mobility in the ...
Old Parking Meters to Become Bicycle Racks in New York
Old Parking Meters to Become Bicycle Racks in New York
New York City is removing its last single-space parking meter in Manhattan today, The New York Times reports. Instead of collecting parking fees for individual spots, the New York City Department of Transportation is converting to Muni-Meters that take up ...
NYC Residents Suggesting Locations for New Bike Share Stations
NYC Residents Suggesting Locations for New Bike Share Stations
Yesterday, New York City officials announced a new bikeshare system that will be available to New Yorkers in 2012. The city selected Alta Bicycle Share to operate and launch an initial system with 10,500 bicycles and 600 stations around Manhattan ...
New York City to Shut Down Public Transit for Hurricane Irene
New York City to Shut Down Public Transit for Hurricane Irene
New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will shut down public transit services starting at noon on Saturday, August 27, to ensure that the public transit system can still be operational after the impending Hurricane Irene passes along the northeast coast of the ...
Kickstarter Gives a Boost to Sustainable Urban Development
Kickstarter Gives a Boost to Sustainable Urban Development
A new project listed on Kickstarter, a crowdsourced fundraising platform, is asking for support to create a documentary on gentrification in Brooklyn, New York. The documentary, “My Brooklyn,”  will explore the public policies of the past 10 years that have led to gentrification. ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
What’s the perfect taxicab? For many New York City cabbies, the answer is easy: the Crown Victoria. For years, Ford’s stretch Crown Victoria — or the Crown Vic, as many drivers endearingly refer to it — has served New Yorkers ...
Where's the World's Most Painful Commute?
Where's the World's Most Painful Commute?
As we first reported in TheCityFix Picks, IBM recently released its first ever Commuter Pain Study. The study found that commuters in Beijing have the world’s most painful commute, and commuters in Stockholm, the least. Melbourne, Houston, and New York City ...
Friday Fun: People on Public Transit Illustrated
Friday Fun: People on Public Transit Illustrated
In case you haven’t seen it, Flickr has a fantastic public group called People on Public Transit; it features — you guessed it — people riding public transit all around the world. But illustrations of people on public transit can often capture ...
Kids Safer on the Subway
Kids Safer on the Subway
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of fatal injuries for children one to twelve years old in the United States. In New York City, where kids rely much more on public transit, they die in traffic accidents at less than ...
Williamsburg Walks Again
Williamsburg Walks Again
Residents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have received negative attention lately for their “too cool” attitude toward the U.S. Census –  the hipster enclave has the lowest rate of return (around 30 percent) in New York City. This is disparaging, considering that ...
Access for All: Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities' Less Fortunate
Access for All: Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities' Less Fortunate
This summer TheCityFix started a new series, Access for All, about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Now, with 84% of U.S. transit agencies facing service cuts and ...
Yellow Cab, Dollar Cab...Unicab?
Yellow Cab, Dollar Cab…Unicab?
Since 2008, the New York Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has been seeking the “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The Big Apple is looking for ideas on how to upgrade its existing taxi fleet to “more appropriately reflect the needs of its ...
Build a Better Burb
Build a Better Burb
There has been a crisis of imagination, and your bold new ideas are urgently needed. There should be no preconceptions about what is or is not possible. What would you do on these acres of opportunity? Build a car-free community ...
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