Posts tagged with 'North America'
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
This interview is part of a series of interviews featuring 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&As. ...
Live Blogging TEDxMidAtlantic: Urban Revitalization and Sprawl
Live Blogging TEDxMidAtlantic: Urban Revitalization and Sprawl
On Friday, TheCityFix attended TEDxMidAtlantic, an independentally organized event of speakers who give short and poignant presentations on their field of expertise. The local event, held in Washington, D.C., is modeled after the annual TED Conferences, which feature “Ideas Worth ...
Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
Cities in Flux: Latino New Urbanism
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Much of the American ...
New Survey: Carless Options in San Francisco and Boston
New Survey: Carless Options in San Francisco and Boston
Latitude, a Boston-based research consultancy, is asking interested volunteers to forgo using their cars for a week in order to investigate how cities, transportation providers and technology encourages the use of alternative transport (i.e. biking, walking, ridesharing) in San Francisco ...
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
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&As. We ...
Cities in Flux: From D.C. to Baltimore
Cities in Flux: From D.C. to Baltimore
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Washington and Baltimore experienced ...
Q&A: Oakland Urban Visionary Discusses City's New Streetcar Plan
Q&A: Oakland Urban Visionary Discusses City's New Streetcar Plan
Within five to ten years, Oakland, Calif., has the potential to become a model of urban revitalization and sustainable livability. It may sound a bit paradoxical — but it’s possible. The name Oakland still too often conjures images of a ...
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
California Drive-Thru Ban and the "Health in All Policies" Approach
The city of Baldwin Park, Calif. — the birthplace of the drive-thru restaurant  — made the news this week after city officials banned construction of any new drive-thrus for at least the next nine months. The first In-N-Out drive-thru burger joint ...
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
On August 1, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) wrote a memo to all MetroAccess drivers telling them to stop picking up anyone who could not pay the full fare, starting on Monday. Now, just four days later, WMATA ...
Will Los Angeles Revolutionize U.S. Urban Transit Funding?
Will Los Angeles Revolutionize U.S. Urban Transit Funding?
“We can’t wait because traffic is unbelievable and the environmental problem is too severe.” — Denny Zane, Director of MoveLA On Friday, we wrote about value capture strategies as a form of alternative funding for struggling public transit agencies around ...
New Work Out Plan: Take Public Transit
New Work Out Plan: Take Public Transit
63.7% of the D.C. region’s workers who are over 16 drive by themselves to the office.  But now, Arlington, Virginia, is reaching out to its lonesome single-occupancy vehicle drivers in a public campaign to make them fitter and flirtier. The ...
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
A few weeks ago, we wrote about California’s promising Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), which encourages transit-oriented development by requiring metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) “to create and implement land use plans that use compact, coordinated, and efficient development patterns to ...
Tomorrow is Another Day for Atlanta's Sustainable Transport
Tomorrow is Another Day for Atlanta's Sustainable Transport
There’s still hope for sustainable transit around Peachtree Street. On June 2, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed a comprehensive transport bill (HB 277) for the state, which we’re hoping will help Georgian cities – Atlanta, in particular – invest more ...
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Over the next two decades, California will need at least two million new homes to accommodate its growing population, according to a recent report about creating dense urban development. To make sure this growth is sustainable, California enacted Senate Bill ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors announced that sales of previously occupied homes in the United States fell 0.6 percent last month. This drop came after a sharp decrease in December and a more modest one in January. ...
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