Posts tagged with 'traffic'
Research Recap, June 21: Transit Spending, Subway Patterns, Suburban Traffic
Research Recap, June 21: Transit Spending, Subway Patterns, Suburban Traffic
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Engineering Drives Government Spending According to a new paper released by the Eno Center for Transportation, ...
China Transportation Briefing: How to Save China’s Capital?
China Transportation Briefing: How to Save China’s Capital?
Our monthly China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
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 ...
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Congestion is not an easy beast to tame for cities around the world. Building more roads and increasing the capacity of public transport does little to improve congestion, according to new research conducted in American cities and published by economists ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
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 ...
What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Cars?
What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Cars?
  Carmageddon is merely hours away. Inspired by this unprecedented traffic event, Ross Ching, a filmmaker, edited footage from one of his movies to illustrate what Los Angeles would look like without cars. The footage is from “LA with no ...
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., unveiled his company’s plans for a new campus for approval on Tuesday at the Cupertino City Council Meeting. The new campus will occupy 98 acres of land bought from Hewlett Packard Co., in ...
Cities in Flux: Pilgrimage in Jakarta Stifles Movement Once a Year
Cities in Flux: Pilgrimage in Jakarta Stifles Movement Once a Year
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Last year, nearly 30 million ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
One present Santa may have brought a lot of Chinese families this year: a small car.  On Tuesday, the Chinese government announced a 10 percent sales tax on small cars effective January 1, sending many who had planned to purchase ...
Meter Jam: Evolving to a Results-Driven Campaign
Meter Jam: Evolving to a Results-Driven Campaign
There have been more developments in India’s Meter Jam campaign, which we’ve been following for the past two months. The boycott of taxis and auto-rickshaws first began in mid-August, mostly as a protest against drivers, who, especially in Mumbai, frequently refuse potential ...
A Stop-And-Go Summer for Chinese Motorists
A Stop-And-Go Summer for Chinese Motorists
It’s every driver’s worst nightmare: tens of thousands of vehicles clogged a 62-mile stretch of highway between Beijing and Jining city, creating a perpetual traffic jam, now entering its 11th day.  While state television network CCTV says the traffic is ...
Using Facebook to Fight Dangerous Driving in Delhi
Using Facebook to Fight Dangerous Driving in Delhi
With just 5,000 traffic officers in a city of 12 million people, Delhi Traffic Police are enlisting the help of Facebook to crack down on traffic violations, as reported in The New York Times today. The DTP created a Facebook ...
Are VMT and GDP Really Correlated?
Are VMT and GDP Really Correlated?
People tend to drive more when the economy is in better shape.  Research has shown that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and gross domestic product (GDP) tend to follow the same trends over time (see for example the Federal Highway Administration’s Summary of ...
On the Road Again: Driving Decline Ends
On the Road Again: Driving Decline Ends
It’s official – the historic decline in driving we’ve seen for the past two years has ended. From 2007 up to a few months ago, the economic crisis and high gas prices combined to produce some of the largest decreases ...
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