Posts tagged with 'sustainable mobility'
Gobike cyclist
Smart public bikeshare: The wise man’s means of transportation
Urban mobility systems are made to accommodate current mobility needs, and provide access and opportunities in cities. However, increasing urbanization and motorization – occurring primarily in developing countries – are contributing to a growing global challenge for transport planners and ...
Train platform
On the move: Pushing sustainable transport from concept to tipping point
This is the third post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. In ...
Gandhi statue
Ahead of his time: Gandhi’s ideals on sustainable transport and urban planning
Yesterday, India celebrated the 144th birth anniversary of its greatest leader, Mahatma Gandhi, a visionary whose fundamental principles and vision are universally applicable – especially to sustainable transport. As an individual working in this field, I felt I must share ...
Be a part of Transforming Transportation 2013.
Register Today! Transforming Transportation 2013
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Transforming Transportation. EMBARQ and the World Bank will co-host the tenth annual Transforming Transportation conference at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. There is more work to be done ...
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 ...
New Forms of Car Sharing Improve Personal Mobility
New Forms of Car Sharing Improve Personal Mobility
Earlier last month we wrote about how the “Millennial” generation prefers the comfort and ease of car-sharing programs to car ownership. Today, there is further evidence to the growing culture of car sharing among 18- to 24-year-olds. According to a ...
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) will run a new session of online courses on sustainable urban mobility in developing countries. The course will run from November 14, 2011 ...
Upcoming Event: South Korea Hosts 2011 Sustainable Transportation Conference
Upcoming Event: South Korea Hosts 2011 Sustainable Transportation Conference
Changwon, Korea is the next destination for the World Congress on Mobility for the Future of Sustainable Cities on October 22-24. EcoMobility Changwon 2011 is an event that will provide enriching perspectives on sustainable urban mobility. Through the expertise of renowned transportation ...
Top Blog 2011: Vote for TheCityFix Brasil!
Top Blog 2011: Vote for TheCityFix Brasil!
A version of this post was originally published by Ana Paula Dixon on September 9, 2011 on the TheCityFix Brasil. TheCityFix Brasil, the Portuguese-language sister blog of TheCityFix, recently entered the “Sustainability” category of the Top Blog 2011 competition, to be ...
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
The Sustainable Mobility Award by Volvo Buses supports progressive and practical steps in creating positively engaging sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life. The award is an effort to engage all stakeholders in public transportation by encouraging a dialogue ...
Chennai Plans for Bus Rapid Transit
Chennai Plans for Bus Rapid Transit
A new report by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) identified eight corridors for future bus rapid transit systems in Chennai, India. Commissioned by the Transport Department, the report is an effort to create a comprehensive bus mobility ...
Zipcar Reduces Driving, Improves Sustainable Transport
Zipcar Reduces Driving, Improves Sustainable Transport
To celebrate Zipcar’s one-year anniversary of operations in Baltimore, Md., Zipcar released survey data from the company’s Baltimore-area members with positive and encouraging feedback for the sustainable transport community. According to the data, since its debut in June 2010, Baltimore’s Zipcar ...
New Bike-Powered Phone Charger Could Encourage Sustainable Micro-Business
New Bike-Powered Phone Charger Could Encourage Sustainable Micro-Business
Microfinanciers may soon have a new market in developing countries:  aspiring cycling cell phone chargers. On Thursday, June 3, Nokia Oyj released a bicycle-powered phone charger, which charges your phone as you ride. The complete charge kit comes with a ...
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