Posts tagged with 'United States'
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
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 ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Facebook’s Emits 285,000 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Annually Facebook released its total carbon emissions footprint. The global ...
TheCityFix Picks: Power Outage in India, No Need for Olympic VIP Lanes, Worst Hong Kong Air Pollution Since 2010
TheCityFix Picks: Power Outage in India, No Need for Olympic VIP Lanes, Worst Hong Kong Air Pollution Since 2010
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 ...
Research Recap, July 30: Sustainable Olympics, Transit Saves Money, Antarctic Carbon, Mediterranean Sustainability
Research Recap, July 30: Sustainable Olympics, Transit Saves Money, Antarctic Carbon, Mediterranean Sustainability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Olympian Carbon Reductions The National Center for Atmospheric Research, a body of the U.S. National Science ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 27: Safer U.S. Transit, Zimbabwe Traffic, London Rail Struggles
TheCityFix Picks, July 27: Safer U.S. Transit, Zimbabwe Traffic, London Rail Struggles
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 ...
The Newest Car-Free Day in Peru: ¡Ciclovía de Trujillo!
The Newest Car-Free Day in Peru: ¡Ciclovía de Trujillo!
Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru, held its first-ever ciclovía on Sunday, as a result of a partnership between the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA), the National Government of Peru and EMBARQ Andino. This urban car-free event, which literally translates to “bike path,” closed down ...
Call for Projects: Urban Prototyping Festival 2012
Call for Projects: Urban Prototyping Festival 2012
The Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA) is calling on all designers, architects, artists, makers, coders and activists to participate in the Urban Prototyping Festival in San Francisco this fall. “Makers” with projects that engage citizen participation, open source data, ...
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Transit Funding The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a transit-oriented nonprofit that advocates for increased mobility in the ...
Friday Fun: Designing the Perfect Transit App
Friday Fun: Designing the Perfect Transit App
  A team of designers, urbanists and engineers, in a project known as Designing Chicago, have partnered to create a mobile transit application that would be able to pull data on anything from intermodal trips to latte locations, all with the ...
Worldwide Cycle Superhighways: Copenhagen, London, New York
Worldwide Cycle Superhighways: Copenhagen, London, New York
  City planners in Copenhagen launched a new “cycle superhighway” in April, extending from the western suburb of Albertslund into the city proper.  This route is the first of 26 planned routes set to comprise a 300-kilometer (186-mile) system. The ...
How We Give Directions Is Cultural
How We Give Directions Is Cultural
On my way to my first day working at EMBARQ India’s office in Mumbai, I was given directions that included passing through tunnels, alleys and an empty warehouse. I had to ask myself if certain alleys were actually roads I ...
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Green Guilt The National Geographic Society, publisher of National Geographic Magazine,  released its annual Greendex Survey, a ...
New Tool Visualizes American BRT
New Tool Visualizes American BRT
Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC) released a new report, “U.S. Bus Rapid Transit: 10 high-quality features and the value chain of firms that provide them,” a collection of best practices and metrics for bus rapid transit ...
Cycling in Three World Cities: How Do They Compare?
Cycling in Three World Cities: How Do They Compare?
What urban characteristics create successful bicycle programs and how can cities with low cycling rates learn from these? This blog post aims to provide answers to these questions, based on a research project, “Case Studies in Urban Mobility: The Role ...
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