Posts tagged with 'social impact'
There Goes My Social Life: Heavy Traffic Leads to Fewer Friends
There Goes My Social Life: Heavy Traffic Leads to Fewer Friends
Photo by ~diP from Flickr. If you’re feeling like a loner, consider where you live. Residents on busy streets tend to have 75% fewer friends than those living on similar streets with less traffic, according to research published in September ...
Video – Mexico City Residents Losing Sense of Smell
People In Mexico City Losing Their Sense of Smell. Produced by theEMBARQ Network on Vimeo. Rhys Thom and I recently visited Mexico City where we met with two researchers at UNAM – Mexico’s National University – who are doing some ...
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Photo by Hossam all line. The New York Times reports today that noise on Cairo’s streets averages 85 decibels, the equivalent of standing just 15 feet from a passing freight train. And that’s just the average. In the loudest parts ...
Car-Centric Transport Policy Hurts India's Informal Sector
60 Kilos from CHINTAN on Vimeo. In a recent post here on thecityfix.com, Sudhir Gota documented the plight of ‘Transport Challenged People’ in Bangalore, India. In his piece, Sudhir explains how Indian transportation policy’s often myopic focus on car infrastructure ...
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Here two-wheelers invade a footpath. All photos by Sudhir Gota, SECON Pvt Ltd. Krishnappa is a security guard for a multinational software firm in Bangalore who, for the past thirty years, has walked and cycled to work. For Krishnappa, the ...
The End of Suburbia
The End of Suburbia
Via Dot Earth.
Making Mass Transit a Priority in India
Making Mass Transit a Priority in India
A view of Hyderabad. Photo by pangalactic gargleblaster. “We clearly want to move into a much stronger system of public transport in order to avoid excessive dependence on individualized forms of transport, which are both energy using and emission generating,” ...
Si Lolo puede salvar al planeta, ¿por qué tú no?
In this great ad from MTV a donkey named Lolo takes the bus. The caption says “If Lolo can save the planet, why can’t you? Leave the car and take public transit. Let’s stop global warming.” The car industry’s total ...
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 ...
Does Leaded Gasoline Cause Violent Crime?
Does Leaded Gasoline Cause Violent Crime?
Photo by x-eyedblonde from Flickr. A few years ago, the celebrated economist Steven D. Levitt argued in Freakonomics that the legalization of abortion in 1973 was one of the primary reasons for the drop in crime in the 1990’s, a ...
Demystifying TranSantiago
Demystifying TranSantiago
TranSantiago in action. Photo by Cobalito. “It is not common for a president to stand before the nation and say ‘Things haven’t gone well,” Michele Bachelet, Chile’s President, said in March of this year. “But that is exactly what I ...
Choking on Smog
Choking on Smog
Photo from BusinessWeek. In a Pulitzer grab, The New York Times is now running a series of two-page spreads called Choking on Growth about the dark under side – namely environmental contamination – of China’s economic development. Below are several ...
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 ...
How to Debunk the Junk
How to Debunk the Junk
Bigger isn’t always better. Photo by powebooktrance. Recently CNW Marketing Research, an Oregon-based automotive research group, published a paper making the audacious claim that the Hummer is actually more energy efficient than the Prius. The study later showed up in ...
The Four Hour Commute
The Four Hour Commute
Photo from the Washington Post. On Sunday, The Washington Post Magazine ran a cover story describing the transport woes Washington DC-area residents face as they move further and further outside the suburbs in order to escape the ever-expanding sprawl. Marc ...
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