Posts tagged with 'research'
Helping Cities Make Better Decisions: Introducing TheCityFix Learn
Helping Cities Make Better Decisions: Introducing TheCityFix Learn
Cities around the world face a crush of converging pressures. They are being asked to improve mobility, affordable housing, equity, and access to opportunity – all while accommodating more residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making their streets safer and ...
Bogotá’s ciclovía gives residents the opportunity to enjoy public spaces for a variety of recreational activities every Sunday. Photo by Dario Hidalgo.
A New Way to Measure Road Safety That Doesn’t Wait for Crashes to Happen
In order to improve road safety, decision makers need accurate information about their city’s streets. Traditionally, road safety analysis has relied on historical data of actual crashes. However, the drawback of this “crash-based approach” is that it is reactive—we have ...
Sustainable Transport Investment Could Save $300 Billion a Year—within Existing Financial Flows
Sustainable Transport Investment Could Save $300 Billion a Year—within Existing Financial Flows
Investing in sustainable transport infrastructure is something national and local leaders want as a way to cut climate-warming emissions – 23 percent of the global total – generated by the world’s transportation systems. But it has become a daunting prospect ...
Friday Fun: Using Virtual Reality to Create Safer Drivers
Friday Fun: Using Virtual Reality to Create Safer Drivers
Talking about virtual reality (VR) often calls to mind movies like The Matrix or futuristic video games—however, VR is also proving to be an unlikely ally in the fight to make roads safer in cities everywhere. The World Health Organization warns ...
TheCityFix is excited to be recognized as one of the Top 20 resources for urban planners for delivering top-notch analysis on sustainable urban development in the developing world, a role we will continue far into the future. Photo by Juan Felipe Rubio/Flickr.
TheCityFix recognized as one of the top 20 websites for urban planners
Today TheCityFix has something big to celebrate. We are ranked as one of the Top Blogs for Urban Planners, now for the third year in a row. Since our launch in 2007, we have been working to provide our readers ...
In a new study on the connection between mood and transport, bicyclists were found to be the happiest, giving one more reason to choose sustainable mobility. Photo by Onny Carr/Flickr.
Mobility and mood: Does your commute make you happy?
There is a complex connection between the environments we inhabit and the way we feel. For instance, urban physicists have studied how rain and wind influence walking patterns, environmental psychologists have researched how the presence of nature influences well-being, and ...
Lessons in promoting bicycle use: The case of the Netherlands
Lessons in promoting bicycle use: The case of the Netherlands
Darío Hidalgo is EMBARQ’s Director for Research and Practice, with over twenty years of experience as a transport expert, consultant, and government official. Hidalgo is a Colombian native who grew up participating in Ciclovía in Bogotá, and a frequent contributor to TheCityFix. In 1998, ...
Bikesantiago launch in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
The bike-share report’s go-to guide for bike-sharing FAQs
This is the third post of The Bike-share Report, a new blog series on bike-sharing, exclusive to TheCityFix, from Peter Midgley – the former Urban Mobility Theme Champion for the global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) with 25 years of experience ...
Dr. Leon "Lee" J. Schipper. Photo by EMBARQ.
Deadline extended for 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship applications
Last month, EMBARQ and the Schipper Family announced a call for applications for the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. In order to accommodate sustained interested in the Scholarship, the committee has elected to extend ...
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 ...
Mexico City's Metrobús. Photo by EMBARQ Mexico.
Saving lives with sustainable transport
Sustainable transport initiatives have gained traction in recent years in developing world cities. This trend can be seen in the growth in Bus Rapid Transit and Busway systems around the world, the new bike-sharing scheme in Mexico City, or the ...
Dr. Leon J. Schipper, co-founder of EMBARQ
Call for applications: Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Editor’s note: the deadline for expressions of interest has been extended to January 3, 2014. See here for details.  Applications are now open for the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. Provided jointly by the ...
Call For Papers: 5th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation
Call For Papers: 5th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation
In conjunction with the Transportation Research Board, the Transportation Research Arena and Women’s Issues In Transportation, the 5th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation is calling for abstracts to be presented at the conference in April 2014 in Paris. The conference ...
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting
The call for papers deadline is looming  for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd annual conference in Washington, D.C., taking place from January 13-17, 2013. You can submit your paper at TRB’s paper collection site until August 1. Paper topics at TRB ...
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Bogota’s Integrated Public Transport System (SITP) is poised to transform transit in the city when it is launched this December. The project is projected to improve order and efficiency, mitigate pollution, and reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. Such a transformation ...
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