Posts tagged with 'transport infrastructure'
COVID-19 Has Reshuffled Public Space. Buses Deserve a Greater Share.
COVID-19 Has Reshuffled Public Space. Buses Deserve a Greater Share.
There’s no question we’re going through unprecedented times for public transport. Ridership is down anywhere from 60% to 90%. Transit agencies are hemorrhaging cash, with fare revenue following ridership down the tube. But the fact is that throughout the tremendous ...
Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World
Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World
The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people ...
Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue. Photo by Gwen Kash.
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system
A few months ago, TheCityFix reported on the opening of the Mi Teleférico cable car system that connects the cities of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia. The system helps residents navigate the mountainous terrain and has the potential to ...
Transport systems play an important role in shaping the character of an urban environment. Photo by Trey Ratcliff/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Are automated roads the next transport revolution?
Fresh off our discussion of the latest advances in solar-powered roadways, TheCityFix brings you the next future-oriented innovation in road technology: electric roadways. The Tracked Electrical Vehicle (TEV) Project is a radical new concept looking to transform the look, feel, ...
Doñas Adelaida (left) and Estela ended their first trip on the teleférico at Taypi Uta (central station in the local Aymara language). Estela found the trip “very beautiful.” Adelaida added, “and very fast! On normal transit, it would have taken us an hour or an hour and a half!” Photo by Gwen Kash.
In photos: Cable car system takes transport to new heights in Bolivia
Residents of the La Paz/El Alto Metropolitan area now have a new option for navigating the region’s mountainous geography. The first line of the Mi Teleférico (My Cable Car) system opened May 30, 2014, and interviews with new riders show ...
Work schedules outside of the traditional 9 am to 5 pm allow greater flexibility in personal mobility, and in turn decreases congestion in developing cities. Photo by Roger Schultz/Flickr.
The end of rush hour: Technology gives way to new commuting and mobility patterns
For decades, ‘work’ meant spending an eight-hour chunk of your day in an office, industrial facility, or at school. Workers needed to physically occupy a given location in order to do their jobs. Because of this, the trips to and ...
Photo by Mariana Gil.
Before and after: video highlights advances in Rio de Janeiro’s TransCarioca bus rapid transit system
In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, host city Rio de Janeiro is hard at work expanding and improving its transportation infrastructure and urban environs for the influx of athletes, fans, and visitors. Eager ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
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 ...
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Last week, United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an investment of $928.5 million in the nation’s transit infrastructure. Transit providers across the United States will receive federal funds for more than 300 public transportation projects in urban, suburban and ...
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
The city of Lviv in western Ukraine started the first stages of building new cycling routes for the city’s bicycle commuters. The Executive Committee of the City of Lviv approved a 9-year implementation plan for the city’s new cycling infrastructure. ...
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
The Michigan Municipal League in collaboration with its affiliate organization, Let’s Save Michigan, is hosting a unique public forum on Twitter. The event, known as “Twitterverse,” will serve as a virtual platform for a unique statewide conversation on the need for a ...
Brazil's Green World Cup
Brazil's Green World Cup
Recently we wrote about Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and some of the proposed transport infrastructure improvements, including more than 500 kilometers of bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, that will come out of the R$11.48 billion (US$6.48 billion) already ...
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