Posts tagged with 'Turkey'
Happening Now: 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium
Happening Now: 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium
Leaders in sustainable transport from around the world are exploring urban transportation solutions at the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium beginning today in Kocaeli, Turkey. The three-day event is hosted by the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, with the support of the Union ...
Environmental Film Festival Showcases Sustainable Cities
Environmental Film Festival Showcases Sustainable Cities
We’ve written before about how video can be a powerful tool for environmental change. This year’s 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival, held in Washington, D.C., presents 150 films from 40 countries “that will deepen our understanding of the relationship between ...
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. EMBARQ Turkey, in collaboration with city officials and local planners, is working to facilitate the construction of pilot cycling corridors in three Turkish cities: Eskişehir, an urban area of about half a million people and two ...
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 17: Turkish Bullet Trains, Brakes on Bike Lanes, D.C. on Google Transit
TheCityFix Picks, December 17: Turkish Bullet Trains, Brakes on Bike Lanes, D.C. on Google Transit
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 ...
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
Government Study in Turkey Reveals Poor Access to Transit and Public Space
Government Study in Turkey Reveals Poor Access to Transit and Public Space
A new study conducted by the Turkish government reveals that handicapped citizens face serious and consistent discrimination and barriers to mobility, access to public space and services, including public transit. Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet reported on the results last week. ...
Update on EcoCity World Summit
Update on EcoCity World Summit
As a follow-up post to our initial announcement of the Ecocity World Summit in Istanbul, scheduled for December 13-15, here are a few links to stories from the Ecocity Media website you may enjoy: Keep the EV Batteries, But Lose ...
Upcoming Event: EcoCity World Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
Upcoming Event: EcoCity World Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
A message from Stacey Meinzen, communications associate for EcoCity Builders, a non-profit based in Oakland, Calif. that works to build sustainable city and neighborhood centers, including pedestrian streets, car-free buildings, and rooftop gardens, while combating sprawl development: The 8th International ...
Driver's Eye View of BRT
Istanbul’s New BRT System in Action from EMBARQ Network on Vimeo. In the transport world, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a hot topic. Akin to a cross between a bus and a metro, this increasingly popular form of mass transit ...
Tackling Turkey's Traffic
Our friends over at Streetfilms just produced a nice video about Istanbul, featuring the city’s battle with cars, air pollution, and traffic and some bold efforts to make the city more inviting to pedestrians and cyclists. Click the following links ...
Bicycling in Istanbul
Bicycling in Istanbul
Photo by Murat Suyabatmaz. Biking in cities doesn’t have to be hazardous to your health. But in Istanbul, you must be extra careful. Besides traffic and air pollution – the usually problems faced by urban cyclists – Istanbul riders have ...
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Click here to see photo. It’s typical in Istanbul to be walking on an empty street, just enjoying the day, when out of the blue the shriek of a taxi’s horn shatters the peace and quite. It’s an annoying problem, ...
Istanbul: A Pedestrian City?
Istanbul: A Pedestrian City?
Horses, like cars, are allowed in contemporary Istanbul. Photo “on the bosphorus bridge” by saragoldsmith on flickr. Historically, Istanbul – once known as Constantinople – was a pedestrian city, a far cry from what it has become with its streets ...
Istanbul Gets Bus Rapid Transit
Istanbul Gets Bus Rapid Transit
Istanbul has faced chronic traffic congestion for decades. Photo by adstream on flickr. Istanbul is creating 6 new bus rapid transit lines according to The New Anatolian, an English language Turkish newspaper. The director of Istanbul Electric Tram and Funicular ...
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