Posts tagged with 'subway'
Financing Sustainable Infrastructure: A Tale of Two Cities
Financing Sustainable Infrastructure: A Tale of Two Cities
Investment in infrastructure is vital for cities to function and prosper. But many local governments struggle to finance large infrastructure projects while a huge proportion of their residents live in poverty. Two pioneering cities – Hyderabad and Kampala – have ...
New York’s Plan to Save Subway Seen as a Test for New Ways to Support Transit
New York’s Plan to Save Subway Seen as a Test for New Ways to Support Transit
For the first time in over two decades, transit ridership in New York City is on a downward trend—and we should have seen it coming. Once a trailblazer for investment in mass transit, New York’s subway system is starting to ...
An Olympic Legacy: Why Rio’s Residents Now Have a Different City at the End of the Games
An Olympic Legacy: Why Rio’s Residents Now Have a Different City at the End of the Games
The Olympics have given us the opportunity to meet the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro. The landscape of Guanabara Bay, the famous beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain, Lagoa and the tropical forest are so beautiful, it feels natural that the Portuguese ...
Dogs ride the Moscow Metro, too! Photo by Adam Baker/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Moscow metro’s commuter dogs
Over the past few years, a number of incredulous stories have surfaced about stray dogs in Moscow – dogs that sleep in the suburbs, take the subway downtown in the morning with other commuters and return home in the evening ...
Crowded subway car in Beijing, China. Photo by Filipe Fortes/Flickr.
Will raising Beijing’s subway fare be enough to improve service quality and combat mounting subsidies?
As we discussed last week on TheCityFix, Beijing’s municipal government is currently considering a controversial proposal that would reform the city’s low subway fare structure. If approved, the proposal would raise the standard subway fare in an effort to alleviate ...
Rush hour at Guomao Station on the Beijing subway. Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr.
Beijing’s subway fare increase, justified
Beijing’s subway system – one of the longest in the world at 469 kilometers (289 miles) of track – is confronted by excessive congestion and costly government subsidies. In an extremely controversial move, the city government has decided to increase ...
Photo by Fora do Eixo.
São Paulo to integrate bike-sharing with other modes in a single transport pass
With each passing day, the bike is increasingly becoming part of the urban landscape of São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. Desiring to more fully integrate bikes as a transport mode – not just recreation – the city of São Paulo ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 28th: Chinese High Speed Rail, New York Subway Tango, Indonesian Mini Bus BRT?
TheCityFix Picks, December 28th: Chinese High Speed Rail, New York Subway Tango, Indonesian Mini Bus BRT?
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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, November 14th: L.A. Subway Grows,  The BRT Ultimatum, $300 Million for Baku Transport, Hong Kong's Dire Air Pollution
TheCityFix Picks, November 14th: L.A. Subway Grows, The BRT Ultimatum, $300 Million for Baku Transport, Hong Kong's Dire Air Pollution
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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 ...
Research Recap, February 13: Modal Shift, Road Pricing, Strokes from Air Pollution
Research Recap, February 13: Modal Shift, Road Pricing, Strokes from Air Pollution
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Modal Shift to Ease Traffic Congestion and Pollution The Belgian consultancy, Transport & Mobility Leuven, conducted ...
Friday Fun: World's Subway Stations at the Same Scale
Friday Fun: World's Subway Stations at the Same Scale
Neil Freeman, an artist and urban planner living in New York City, draws subway stations of the world at the same scale, which makes for an interesting comparison between the dense and interweaving routes of New York City, Tokyo and ...
Friday Fun: Fine Dining in New York City Public Transit
Friday Fun: Fine Dining in New York City Public Transit
Petit filet mignon with pomme puree and asparagus; hamchi crudo with bone marrow, trout roe, laproaig and sweet lime; foie en brioche with port wine and raisin; and a chocolate and gold leaf panna cotta with raspberry. Salivating, yet? What ...
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 ...
Toronto Residents Demand Physically Separated Bike Lanes
Toronto Residents Demand Physically Separated Bike Lanes
Physcially separated bike lanes, like the ones seen here in New York City, are gaining ground in Toronto. Photo by Kyle Gradinger. Forum Research, Canada’s largest survey firm, conducted an automated telephone survey that found strong support for Mayor Rob ...
In Haifa, a Strange Subway and a New BRT
In Haifa, a Strange Subway and a New BRT
Earlier this week, we wrote about map designs of public transit around the world. In our research, we came across the Haifa subway—the shortest in the world. The design seems totally unique. Have you ever encountered a transit system like ...
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