Posts tagged with 'Africa'
Bicycles Empower Women and Boost Economic Development in Uganda
Bicycles Empower Women and Boost Economic Development in Uganda
Over 200 Ugandan women met in Buhoma,Uganda to learn how to ride and repair bicycles in an effort to promote bicycling and provide economic development opportunities. Ride 4 a Woman (R4W), a nonprofit organization focused on economically and socially empowering ...
Lagos to Expand Bus Rapid Transit System
Lagos, Nigeria’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, established in 2008, will expand its services more than 13 miles from Oshodi to Ikorodu, announced Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
African Cities to Triple in Size
African Cities to Triple in Size
Much of the growth of cities this century will take place in Africa, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Already the region has about 200 million people living in slums, the highest number in the world, according to the United Nations. It was a ...
Q&A with Ted Conover: The Inexorable Influence of Roads
Q&A with Ted Conover: The Inexorable Influence of Roads
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&A’s. Ted ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle Portraits in South Africa
Friday Fun: Bicycle Portraits in South Africa
A project called Bicycle Portraits, developed by two South African bicycling enthusiasts, looks at biking culture in South Africa’s cities — the lack of it, as well as the stories of those who use bicycles to move about the country.  ...
African Bicycle Design Contest: How Do You Redesign an Icon?
African Bicycle Design Contest: How Do You Redesign an Icon?
Cycling out of Poverty (CooP), a nonprofit that supports bicycle projects in developing countries, invites students, designers and other cycling advocates to submit ideas for the African Bicycle Design Contest. The aim is to “design affordable quality bicycles tuned to ...
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
The Cycle for Health logo, via the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Web site. Yesterday, The City Fix wrote about the winners of the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a design competition to “support the development and implementation of a strategy that has ...
Robin Chase, Transportation Visionary, Joins TheCityFix!
Robin Chase, Transportation Visionary, Joins TheCityFix!
Robin Chase at TED 2007. Photo by PMO on flickr. Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar, joins thecityfix.com as a regular contributor. Robin will be cross posting select items from her personal blog, Network Musings, where she’s been ...
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
A street shot of pedestrian friendly London. Photo by *Berto from Flickr. During the months of March and April I lived in pedestrian-friendly London, the biggest of the half-dozen cities around the world that now impose a congestion charge on ...
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
One of the primary causes of urbanization is what demographers call “rural to urban migration.” Migrants leave their homes in rural areas for a confluence of reasons — degraded farm land, drought, confiscated land, etc. — and move to cities, ...
In New York City There's a New Way to Cruise the Streets
In New York City There's a New Way to Cruise the Streets
A picture I shot while cruising New York’s innovative bike lane. Over the weekend I rode down to Chelsea to check out New York City’s newest experiment in sustainable transport: the separated bike lane. At less than 10 blocks (Manhattan ...
Bikes in Africa
Bikes in Africa
Photo by Will Okun. Published online by the New York Times. In the last year, New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristoff has made a thing of inviting students and young professionals to accompany him as he wanders the planet collecting ...
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