Posts tagged with 'North America'
Chicago's New Protected Bike Lanes
Chicago's New Protected Bike Lanes
Along with a new mayor, Chicago got its first protected bike lanes this past month. Funded by a federal grant, the Chicago Department of Transportation is installing the half-mile bike lane as a pilot program. The protected bike lanes will ...
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Green Field Potential The potential and best measures for converting underutilized commercial real estate to ...
What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Cars?
What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Cars?
  Carmageddon is merely hours away. Inspired by this unprecedented traffic event, Ross Ching, a filmmaker, edited footage from one of his movies to illustrate what Los Angeles would look like without cars. The footage is from “LA with no ...
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Washington, D.C. metro officials, in an effort to improve the current metro map, have hired Lance Wyman, the creator of the original map, to reconfigure and tweak his design. The redesign aims to better illustrate the changes in service during ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 15: Kalka Mail Derails, SoBi Bike Share, Defunding Smart Growth
TheCityFix Picks, July 15: Kalka Mail Derails, SoBi Bike Share, Defunding Smart Growth
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
The 8th Annual Sustainable Transport Award, created by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy,  is given annually to the city that made most progress over the year to increase mobility for all residents while reducing transportation greenhouse and air ...
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Peak Driving Approaching? Peak car use has been reached by many of the world’s cities, suggests ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Carmageddon! Los Angeles Braces for Traffic Chaos
Carmageddon! Los Angeles Braces for Traffic Chaos
In a $1 billion road widening project, Los Angeles will shut down its Interstate 405 next weekend (July 16-17) to all commuters. Eleven miles of the freeway will shut down for 53 hours so that the city can tear down ...
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
A new report, “The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption: Recommendations for Federal Transportation Policy,” explores future U.S. transportation scenarios to evaluate how the U.S. can reduce oil consumption and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through ...
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
As rental car company Hertz eyes competing with Zipcar in the Washington, D.C. market with its new carsharing service called Hertz on Demand, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) opportunistically decided to require a public bidding for 86 existing, on-street carsharing spaces ...
Calculating the Environmental Impact of Driving in the United States
Calculating the Environmental Impact of Driving in the United States
Two research professors from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute developed an Eco-Drive Index (EDI) that estimates the average monthly environmental impact of a single driver in the United States. The value applies to newly purchased vehicles, indicating how far ...
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Hansel and Gretel may have had bread crumbs to lead their way, but New York City’s pedestrians will have something less edible to follow: Maps! Taking a page from London’s pedestrianization efforts, New York City’s Department of Transportation released a ...
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Sustainable Transport Behavior Transport technology advancements will not be enough to attain international greenhouse gas reduction ...
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