Posts tagged with 'sustainable transportation'
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 ...
Chicago's New Protected Bike Lanes
Chicago's New Protected Bike Lanes
Along with a new mayor, Chicago got its first protected bike lanes this past month. Funded by a federal grant, the Chicago Department of Transportation is installing the half-mile bike lane as a pilot program. The protected bike lanes will ...
Open Streets Movement Strengthened with Partnership
Open Streets Movement Strengthened with Partnership
The Alliance for Biking and Walking is partnering with the Street Plan Collaborative to strengthen the expanding Open Streets movement. Making use of roadways in creative and active ways by closing streets to automobiles and allowing residents to walk, bike, ...
Back to Bicycling Basics in Beijing
Back to Bicycling Basics in Beijing
According to The Guardian, 20 years ago, four out of five Beijing residents pedaled around China’s capital in some of the world’s best bike lanes.  However, this number has decreased as private car ownership has gone up. From 1995 to 2005, China’s ...
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
The Mother Nature Network has a slideshow up showing seven car-free cities around the world. What’s interesting is that the majority are tiny islands and heavily reliant on the tourist industry. The largest “city,” Venice, is just a lot of ...