Posts tagged with 'Spain'
From Emergent to Permanent: 3 Steps to Transform Cycling Infrastructure Beyond the Pandemic
From Emergent to Permanent: 3 Steps to Transform Cycling Infrastructure Beyond the Pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, concerns surrounding virus transmission on public transportation led many to choose alternate mobility options – most notably, cycling. Cycling gained popularity for both recreational use and commuting, a trend especially evident in the United States, ...
COVID-19 Could Affect Cities for Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.
COVID-19 Could Affect Cities for Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.
The COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the frontlines of this crisis and will be at the frontlines of any similarly globalized crisis in ...
How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors
How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors
Every year for the past decade, scientists have come together to measure the gap between where greenhouse gas emissions are headed under current climate pledges, and where they need to be in order to limit global warming to the levels ...
4 Priorities for the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid
4 Priorities for the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid
It has been a tumultuous time for the UN climate talks. The mass protests against social inequality in Chile prompted the country to give up its plan to host COP25 just a month before the annual talks were scheduled to begin in December. But ...
Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s ‘Carritos’ Encourage a More Inclusive Urbanism
Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s ‘Carritos’ Encourage a More Inclusive Urbanism
Community participation has become a checklist item for any major urban development project. But what does community participation actually mean? What would it look like if we flipped the responsibility of engagement from citizens to designers? What if, instead of ...
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The “Superblocks” of Barcelona: Despite Protests, City Follows with Sustainable Strategy
In 2016, Barcelona launched superblocks, an innovative strategy to combat air pollution caused by vehicle traffic in the city. The sustainable tactic was detailed in Barcelona’s Mobility Plan, which aims to reduce traffic by 21 percent. Additionally, it says that ...
In another sign of the growing momentum for open streets, Madrid is banning cars from its city center as part of larger plan to advance sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Cassie/Flickr.
Madrid rolling out plan to ban cars in city center
As we recently discussed on TheCityFix, momentum is building for open streets in cities worldwide. Across seven Indian cities, tens of thousands of citizens are taking back their streets during weekly car-free days. Similar open streets events now occur in ...
Barcelona’s transformation under Pasqual Maragall provides one of the best examples of using major events as a catalyst for long term urban improvement. Photo by pleymo_05/Flickr.
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Pasqual Maragall uses the Olympics to transform Barcelona into a global city
This is the sixth entry in the Urbanism Hall of Fame series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series is intended to inform people about the leading paradigms surrounding sustainable transport and urban planning and the thinkers behind them. By presenting their many ...
Shared bikes represent the wide range of bike-share systems around the world. Photo courtesy of Melbourne Bike Share.
The bike-share report: Hard times and hope for the future
The Bike-share Report is 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 at The World Bank. The ...
The five best high speed rail networks in the world
The five best high speed rail networks in the world
In 1964, Japan became the first country to build and operate a High Speed Rail line. Photo by bass_nroll. While California breaks ground this summer on the United States’ first bullet train and Iraq gets into the game with a ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
The European Road Safety Charter (ERSC), an EU Commission Initiative program, is holding a contest for road safety bloggers.  According to the World Health Organization road accidents are the leading cause of death for 15 to 19 year olds globally and ...
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 ...
Exchange Your Car for a Lifetime Bus Pass
Exchange Your Car for a Lifetime Bus Pass
In an effort to promote its new tram system, cut congestion and reduce air pollution, the city of Murcia, Spain is offering a lifetime public transit pass to citizens who give up their cars. The campaign, “Mejor en Tranvía,” (Better ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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