Posts tagged with 'quality of life'
Pedestrians passing across a congested road in Mumbai, India. Photo by Jerry H/Flickr.
From traffic flow to pedestrian access: Shifting Mumbai’s parking policy
In a recent study, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projected that the area required for parking in India if motorization trends continue as they are today will reach between 10,000 and 20,000 square kilometers (3,861 to 7,722 square miles) by ...
Bikers in the Forests of Palermo, Buenos Aires. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
Show off your skills – and your streets – with the ‘Open Streets’ Video Contest
Each Sunday streets across cities in the Americas are blocked off to all motorized vehicles. In the absence of cars from their normal ecosystems, new patterns of public interaction emerge in these public spaces. Instead of automobiles, people appear: runners, ...
Social, environmental, and economic impacts of BRT. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
4 ways cities benefit from bus rapid transit
Around the world, cities are searching for sustainable ways to transport residents quickly, efficiently, and safely throughout their streets. One such solution is bus rapid transit (BRT), which is already widely implemented in both the developed and developing worlds. New ...
Vancouver, Canada
Vancouverism: The prescription for a healthier city?
Three weeks ago I had the pleasure of representing EMBARQ at the International Women’s Forum (IWF) in Vancouver, Canada. The event focused on modern movements shaping the world, including trends influencing our lives, communities, and future. Since urban transport is ...
Copenhagen Wheel
Friday Fun: A boost from your bike
Have you ever wished your bicycle could give you a boost while biking uphill or riding long distances? Thanks to the new Copenhagen Wheel from Superpedestrian, a start-up company based in Boston, bikes will be able to do just that ...
Open response to the editorial in Estado de São Paulo newspaper
Open response to the editorial in Estado de São Paulo newspaper
It’s a pity that one of the biggest newspapers in Brazil, the State of São Paulo (Estado de São Paulo) dedicated its editorial on October 10 to reducing debate on the important issue of mobility in the city of São ...
Bay Area Bike Share
Shared-use Mobility Summit explores future of urban mobility
“The 20th century is a century of general, and the 21st century is a century of sharing.” – Lisa Gansky, author of the Mesh Shared mobility is the cornerstone of the sharing economy, which is spurred by demographic changes, increased ...
Bike on board
Friday Fun: “Two Hoots” campaign rewards good behavior on public transport
In Perth, Australia, residents are fed up with anti-social and rude behavior on public transport. In an effort to reward riders who care about the comfort of their fellow passengers, Transperth – part of the Western Australia State Government’s Public ...
Robin Chase
Three things you should be doing right now: Advice from Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar
As human society faces the massive global challenge of climate change, many of us ask ourselves – do my individual actions really matter? Robin Chase, the founder and former CEO of Buzzcar and Zipcar, thinks they do, and she’s given ...
A red bus passes children in uniforms. Transport and integration with the city is key in providing accessibility for all. Photo by Greg Younger.
UN World Habitat Day stresses importance of urban mobility
  Today is the United Nations’ World Habitat Day – a day established to reflect on the state of our cities and towns, and remind us of our shared responsibility for their stewardship. On this day, UN-HABITAT is releasing the ...
Couple on train
Friday Fun: Sustainable transport just got sexier
Have you ever wondered what message you’re sending that special someone through how you get around? According to a recent survey, you probably should. Out of 2,000 British men and women polled by Motors.co.uk, an online facilitator for buying and ...
Pedestrian crossing
On the move: Steering urban transport in a new direction
This is the inaugural post of a new “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Ever since the mass production of automobiles began nearly a century ago, the prevailing paradigm in urban transport has been the ...
Friday Fun: “Walk On,” Hindi rock band tells Gurgaon
Friday Fun: “Walk On,” Hindi rock band tells Gurgaon
Euphoria, the nationally popular Hindi rock band, is writing an anthem to non-motorized transport for the city of Gurgaon. Photo by FrogStarB. What do pop bands and urban development have to do with each other? Well, in Gurgaon, the largest ...
Communal urban art gives a fresh face to an old building
Communal urban art gives a fresh face to an old building
Young volunteers enjoy El Chorrillo’s newly colorful apartment complex. Photo courtesy of Hypeness. In the neighborhood of El Chorrillo, Panama, members of the community joined together to give new life to an old apartment building. Previously, the building, which houses ...
A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
Pedestrians stroll down Mercaderes Street in Arequipa, Peru. Photo by Susan Cornejo. Jaime Huamaní was born and raised in Arequipa, the southern city of Peru, home to over 840,000 people. When he was young, he left to study in another ...
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