Posts tagged with 'sustainable transportation'
New Release: Review of Literature in India's Urban Auto-Rickshaw Sector
New Release: Review of Literature in India's Urban Auto-Rickshaw Sector
  Increased urbanization has brought with it a significant rise in the demand for transport, as well as an increase in the use of private vehicles in Indian cities. Auto-rickshaws are an important part of the urban transport landscape in ...
Q&A with Akshay Mani: Rajkot's New Auto-Rickshaw Fleet
Q&A with Akshay Mani: Rajkot's New Auto-Rickshaw Fleet
One week ago, with assistance from  EMBARQ India, the city of Rajkot, in partnership with Nirmal Foundation, launched the G-Auto service, debuting a new fleet of auto-rickshaws, featuring a unified brand and dial-a-rixa (call-in) service, on July 13. The initial fleet includes 50 ...
Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
This post was originally published by Holger Dalkmann, the director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), on WRI Insights. As we look to make sense of the Rio+20 conference that concluded last week, we can confidently say that transportation drove its ...
Millennials Show Apathy Towards Cars
Millennials Show Apathy Towards Cars
A version of this post was originally published on TheCityFix Brasil by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on March 26, 2012. A recent article in The New York Times by journalist Amy Chozick adds to the surmounting evidence that the attitude of younger ...
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
This post was originally published on the Asian Development Bank blog by Ko Sakamoto on March 14, 2012. Asia’s rapidly growing economies require significant investments in transport infrastructure and services, plus policies and strategies to promote sustainable transport. Here are ...
2012 Environmental Film Festival Showcases Urban Sustainability
2012 Environmental Film Festival Showcases Urban Sustainability
The Environmental Film Festival will take place on March 13-25 in Washington, D.C. This year, the film festival is celebrating 20 years of advancing environmental understanding through the power of film. Since its inauguration in 1993, the film festival has ...
Meet Vatsala: Portrait of an Auto-Rickshaw User
Meet Vatsala: Portrait of an Auto-Rickshaw User
Vatsala makes a living doing housework. After she wakes up, Vatsala goes to the tap to get water, takes a bath, prays, cooks the day’s meals for her family and heads to work using an auto-rickshaw. She gets two days ...
User Preference Key to Implementing Sustainable Transportation
User Preference Key to Implementing Sustainable Transportation
Biking and walking infrastructure is often evaluated from the point of view of the planners. To get more public input on these topics, the Mineta Transportation Institute recently published “Integration of Biking and Walking Infrastructure into Urban Communities,” led by Cornelius Nuworsoo, Eugene Jud and Katherine Cushing. Prior ...
For the Love of Sustainable Transport
For the Love of Sustainable Transport
Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers! Do you remember last year’s Valentine’s Day post? Keeping with tradition, we bring you more stories about love and sustainable transportation. If reducing greenhouse gas emissions and congestion haven’t convinced you to switch to sustainable ...
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Auto-rickshaws are an important part of urban mobility and a step to improving sustainable transportation, as well as quality of life in Indian cities. Integrating auto-rickshaw services as a feeder mode complements public transportation systems, ensuring connectivity and easy access ...
New Competition: Encouraging Youth to Rethink Public Transportation
New Competition: Encouraging Youth to Rethink Public Transportation
Youth for Public Transport (Y4PT) and the European Bus System of the Future (EBSF) are launching the caPTureldeo contest to help younger generations rethink public transportation. The contest also aims to give youth the opportunity to participate in the International ...
Upcoming Event: Transportation Research Board 2012 Annual Meeting
Upcoming Event: Transportation Research Board 2012 Annual Meeting
The Transportation Research Board will hold its 91st Annual Meeting on January 22-26, 2012, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels. The event’s theme, “Transportation: Putting Innovation and People to Work,” will cover ...
Low Carbon Development to Alleviate Climate Change
Low Carbon Development to Alleviate Climate Change
The World Resources Institute, along with the National Development and Reform Commission of China hosted the Low Carbon Development Workshop yesterday. The workshop is part of WRI’s recent launch of a five-year $12.5 million project to advance the progress of ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
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 ...
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
United Nations demographers mark today as the symbolic date for when the world population reached 7 billion people. The weight of this new scale of population on the world’s resources is a topic we cover on this blog every day. ...
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