Posts tagged with 'Transport for London'
5 National Transport Policies to Build Thriving Cities
5 National Transport Policies to Build Thriving Cities
Over the past 50 years, transport planners have tended to focus on reducing congestion to improve people’s mobility within cities. But increasing road capacity, vehicle speeds and parking spaces have not solved urban traffic. Building more roads and parking just ...
Toward Car-Free Cities: 3 Reasons Why London’s Congestion Charge Is Working
Toward Car-Free Cities: 3 Reasons Why London’s Congestion Charge Is Working
“Toward Car-Free Cities,” a blog series by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Urban Mobility Team, explores the challenges and opportunities for Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies. TDM focuses on reducing the demand for private vehicles through combining public policy ...
Although congestion pricing is often a contentious issue, its ability to decrease congestion and air pollution while increasing revenue for sustainable transport projects makes it a policy many cities find worth pursuing. Photo by Zhou Ding/Flickr.
How local governments can take congestion pricing from concept to reality
Few urban policies have been as contentious or as fruitful as congestion pricing. Congestion pricing is a travel demand management policy that charges a fee for vehicles that enter a certain urban area or a certain street during specific periods ...
Bike Lanes In Bangalore: Exploring Options for India
Bike Lanes In Bangalore: Exploring Options for India
  This blog post is part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With the initiation of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), the government of India has shown a clear interest in promoting ...
TheCityFix Picks: African Road Ecology, Vacuum Like Traffic, Incentivized Pollution, Greek Debt Yields Bikes
TheCityFix Picks: African Road Ecology, Vacuum Like Traffic, Incentivized Pollution, Greek Debt Yields Bikes
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
Integrated Transport The Latin American Association for Integrated Transport and Bus Rapid Transit (SIBRT) hosted Mobilidade Curitiba, a transport workshop exploring the urban mobility of Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday. The city of Detroit is pursuing a bike sharing system, with near-term plans to ...
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 ...
"Legible London" Maps Encourage Walking
"Legible London" Maps Encourage Walking
Transport for London (TfL), the government body in charge of Greater London’s transit system, installed pedestrian-friendly maps in strategic decision-making spots, like subway entries and bus stops, to encourage walking. In addition to being a healthy and environmentally friendly mode ...
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 2: Lessons Learned
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 2: Lessons Learned
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 1: Basic Guidelines for Bus Reforms
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 1: Basic Guidelines for Bus Reforms
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future ...
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Women in cities all over the world bear the burden of constantly having to strategize in order to remain safe, comfortable and secure in the face of sexual harassment by men on overcrowded public transport. Depending on their profession, geography and ...
Urban Mobility India: Transport for London Shares Success Stories to Inspire
Urban Mobility India: Transport for London Shares Success Stories to Inspire
Live blogging for Urban Mobility India 2010 Conference & Expo, presented by the Institute of Urban Transport and Mirabilis Advisory, held December 3-5, 2010 in New Delhi, India. Good political leadership, a clear funding strategy and recognizing transport as part ...
In London, Bike Sharing Just Got Even More Efficient
In London, Bike Sharing Just Got Even More Efficient
City University London’s School of Informatics uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to map in real-time the city’s new shared bike system, Barclays Cycle Hire, to help predict and document bike usage and availability at each of the system’s 400 planned ...
London Shifts into Bike-Share Gear
London Shifts into Bike-Share Gear
Just after officially opening two of twelve planned “Barclay’s Cycle Superhighways,” London is now just days away from launching its new bike share system. The system, called Barclay’s Cycle Hire (at this point, the sponsor has become obvious, right?), will ...
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