Posts tagged with 'United Kingdom'
TheCityFix Picks, May 6: Capital BikeShare Expansion, Improving Fuel Efficiency, Design for Urban Public Spaces
TheCityFix Picks, May 6: Capital BikeShare Expansion, Improving Fuel Efficiency, Design for Urban Public Spaces
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, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
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 ...
Research Recap, March 21: New Car Emissions, Support for Bike Lanes, Transit-Oriented Development
Research Recap, March 21: New Car Emissions, Support for Bike Lanes, Transit-Oriented Development
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Continued Decline in U.K. New Car Emissions Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new U.K. cars ...
New Study: U.K. Transport Emissions Can Be Cut 76 Percent by 2050
New Study: U.K. Transport Emissions Can Be Cut 76 Percent by 2050
“This project marks a significant break with traditional thinking that regards transport as too hard to deal with when it comes to greenhouse gas reduction.” — Prof. John Whitelegg, co-author of “Towards a Zero Carbon Vision for UK Transport“ A new ...
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The British newspaper the Guardian has published an interactive tool on its website that allows the user to simulate different policies at the national scale for reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. The user can opt for any number of policies, ...
Worst Ad Campaign Ever
Worst Ad Campaign Ever
World Streets shares this very funny French ad for a car-sharing company. The translation of their slogan is “It’s almost your car.” In another ad, the same man is eating a messy sandwich in the car and dripping on himself ...
The French Get Funny for Car-Sharing
The French Get Funny for Car-Sharing
Originally posted by Noah Kazis at TheCityFix DC. World Streets shares this very funny French ad for a car-sharing company. The translation of their slogan is “It’s almost your car.” In another ad, the same man is eating a messy ...
Who Said Buses Can't Be Cool?
Who Said Buses Can't Be Cool?
Ever thought your public bus could feel like a “lounge or living room room on wheels,” with an electric motor, low-floor entryways, a glass roof, reconstituted-leather upholstery and recycled-wood floors? From Fast Company: High-Design Public Bus? Maybe in London Tim ...
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
There Goes My Social Life: Heavy Traffic Leads to Fewer Friends
There Goes My Social Life: Heavy Traffic Leads to Fewer Friends
Photo by ~diP from Flickr. If you’re feeling like a loner, consider where you live. Residents on busy streets tend to have 75% fewer friends than those living on similar streets with less traffic, according to research published in September ...
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
A street in London built on a human scale. Photo by dnlb2. The BBC has run a piece by Dermot Finch, the director of Centre for Cities, which argues that UK cities have a lot to teach their Trans-Atlantic neighbors ...
Transport in the News
Photo by padawan. England – Cyclists with folding bikes flood trains, causing resentment. Is it time for more infrastructure on trains to alleviate this problem? [BBC] Taiwan – President calls on public to ride bikes to protect the environment. [The ...
Transport In The News
Transport In The News
Photo by padawan. New York and London: Importing a Decongestant for Midtown Streets [New York Times] United States: Letting the Market Drive Transportation? [Washington Post] London: Livingstone urges Porsche to drop congestion charge challenge[Gaurdian]
Take The Awareness Test
Take The Awareness Test
I’m happy to see such a high level of sophistication in recent public services announcements on sustainable transportation issues. First we had Lolo, the planet saving Donkey that takes public transportation and now we have this very clever awareness test ...
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion pricing is good for the environment and public health. Photo by dlisbona. A team of scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London conducted a study showing that London’s congestion pricing scheme has ...
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