Posts tagged with 'quality of life'
There Goes My Social Life: Heavy Traffic Leads to Fewer Friends
There Goes My Social Life: Heavy Traffic Leads to Fewer Friends
Photo by ~diP from Flickr. If you’re feeling like a loner, consider where you live. Residents on busy streets tend to have 75% fewer friends than those living on similar streets with less traffic, according to research published in September ...
Not Everyone Can Have A Car if We Still Want A Planet — Unless We Change
Not Everyone Can Have A Car if We Still Want A Planet — Unless We Change
Flickr photo by katieandmichael Article originally published on HowYouCanSavetheWorld.com Much has been made of rising aspirations of the middle class in developing countries, with the implication that this must mean literally hundreds of millions of cars — and hundreds of ...
Green Transport and Urban Design Push Cities to Top of New Livability Index
Green Transport and Urban Design Push Cities to Top of New Livability Index
Copenhagen was recently rated the world’s most livable city – due in no small part to its biking and public transit infrastructure. Photo by EDO lounge According to Monocle Magazine’s recently released global livability survey (subscription required), Copenhagen is the ...
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Photo by Hossam all line. The New York Times reports today that noise on Cairo’s streets averages 85 decibels, the equivalent of standing just 15 feet from a passing freight train. And that’s just the average. In the loudest parts ...
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Here two-wheelers invade a footpath. All photos by Sudhir Gota, SECON Pvt Ltd. Krishnappa is a security guard for a multinational software firm in Bangalore who, for the past thirty years, has walked and cycled to work. For Krishnappa, the ...
The End of Suburbia
The End of Suburbia
Via Dot Earth.
Is There a Third Way to Think About Low-Cost Cars?
Is There a Third Way to Think About Low-Cost Cars?
Photo from https://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j212/anjanesh/Blog/tata-1.jpg By Ethan Arpi and Rob Katz While discussions of Ratan Tata’s 1 lakh car – and other entrants to the ultra-cheap car market – are nothing new to thecityfix.com and many other blogs, the concept received another ...
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
If you live in a suburb like this one in Las Vegas, it might be hard to walk to the grocery store. Photo by ulybug of Flickr. While surfing the web I found this very interesting website, Walk Score, that ...
The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
A biker struck by a car in Beijing. Courtesy of pmorgan of Flickr. It’s helpful to think about traffic safety with the following thought experiment: What would happen in a democratic forum, if the world’s population, represented by elected officials, ...
More Highways, Less Traffic?
More Highways, Less Traffic?
Photo by Justin Ulmer. Published in JPG Magazine. Is building roads good for the environment? The European Road Federation seems to think so, arguing in a recent paper that, “More investment in road infrastructure is needed to remove bottlenecks, avoid ...
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