Posts tagged with 'Portland'
Do you enjoy your commute? Innovative bike infrastructure can make cycling a fast, fun transport option. Photo by Justin Swan/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Cycling innovations make bikeable cities worldwide
Instead of sitting in gridlock on a busy road at 8:30 am, imagine cycling safely in dedicated lanes for a quick, pleasant commute. Many cities around the world are making investments that will give residents a faster, safer cycling experience ...
Streetcars are one of multiple public transport options for cities to consider when investing in sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Sean Davis/Flickr.
Are streetcars worth the investment?
The Economist recently argued that streetcars are “a waste of money,” citing their high capital costs and inefficiencies as a means of transport. Others have argued that streetcars can be a catalyst for creating dynamic, vibrant urban environments. Both arguments ...
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Residents of Washington D.C. celebrate the fourth of July. Photo by Tedeytan. Across America, cities are stepping up to the plate on sustainability. In honor of the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, here are four of her most sustainable ...
Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Joel McCann.
The life and death of urban highways
Cover for the newly released publication “Vida e Morte das Rodovias Urbanas“. Courtesy of EMBARQ Brasil. EMBARQ Brazil and ITDP Brazil officially launched the Portuguese version of “Life and Death of Urban Highways” last week, during the III Congress SIBRT: ...
Friday Fun: The One-Wheeled Motorcycle?
Friday Fun: The One-Wheeled Motorcycle?
America’s great foray into “personal, green transportation”—the Segway—has not actually transformed the ways pedestrians interact with the built environment, so much as it has provided tour groups and campus police forces with a new way to cruise. These vehicles, which blur ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...