Posts tagged with 'streetcar'
Streetcars are one of multiple public transport options for cities to consider when investing in sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Sean Davis/Flickr.
Are streetcars worth the investment?
The Economist recently argued that streetcars are “a waste of money,” citing their high capital costs and inefficiencies as a means of transport. Others have argued that streetcars can be a catalyst for creating dynamic, vibrant urban environments. Both arguments ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
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 ...
Upcoming Event: Streetcar Happy Hour on H Street in D.C.
Upcoming Event: Streetcar Happy Hour on H Street in D.C.
On Thursday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m., the Sierra Club’s Washington, D.C. Chapter will hold a streetcar happy hour at SOVA (1359 H Street NE). Please join fellow streetcar supporters to have a drink and celebrate recent streetcar successes while ...
Why Streetcars? Evaluating the Alternatives
Why Streetcars? Evaluating the Alternatives
In a recent post on TheCityFix, Dan Tangherlini, the former director of the District Department of Transportation under Mayor Anthony Williams, makes the case for streetcars in Washington, D.C.  I would like to bring some additional points to the discussion. For ...