Posts tagged with 'urban transport'
Assessing and Improving the Essential Role of Public Transport in NDCs
Assessing and Improving the Essential Role of Public Transport in NDCs
Public transport is a powerful tool to curb climate emissions and to reduce dependence on private motorized vehicles – not to mention to provide more equitable and affordable access to opportunity for riders. But surprisingly few countries have made public transport part ...
3 Ways Countries Are Expanding Electric Mobility Access
3 Ways Countries Are Expanding Electric Mobility Access
As the pandemic has changed the way we get around and purchase goods, the world is considering how to make transport more efficient and sustainable. We’ve seen increasing efforts to expand electric mobility, as governments formulate policies to stimulate adoption ...
8 Years Watching and Influencing Urban Transformation: Reflections From a Foundation Program Officer
8 Years Watching and Influencing Urban Transformation: Reflections From a Foundation Program Officer
Can innovative work be achieved by a program officer in a philanthropic organization? I remember asking this question when I started at the Hewlett Foundation in 2010. In my time there, I learned that program staff at philanthropies get to ...
Delhi’s Air Quality Crisis: Lessons from Beijing, Mexico and Bogotá
Delhi’s Air Quality Crisis: Lessons from Beijing, Mexico and Bogotá
With 26 million inhabitants, Delhi’s metropolitan area is the fifth largest in the world. But the city also has terrible air quality, with an annual average particulate matter 15 times the recommendation of the World Health Organization. Air pollution is ...
Using the Global Calculator to Analyze Ambitious Climate Initiatives for the Transport Sector
Using the Global Calculator to Analyze Ambitious Climate Initiatives for the Transport Sector
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. Do we ...
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 ...
Mexico City's Ecobici bike-share system is one of the best in the world due to its high usage and integration into the city's transport system. Photo by Eneas de Troya/Flickr.
Building towards better bike-sharing systems
Less than ten years ago Lyon, France launched the first successful, modern bike-share system. Less than seven years ago Paris, France put bike-sharing in the global spotlight. Bike-sharing is no longer a novel experiment but a proven mobility solution. From ...
Pedestrians walk along Rua XV in Curitaba, Brazil. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
Vote for TheCityFix Brazil for the Top Blog award
The TheCityFix Brazil is in a race for the third consecutive Top Blog Award. In last year’s competition, TheCityFix Brazil won in the Sustainability category. This year, the blog is moving to the final stage of the competition, vying for the title of Best Sustainability Blog ...
Two cyclists on Market Street in San Francisco, California. Photo by Sergio Ruiz/Flickr.
Then and now: Film clip captures San Francisco’s urban transformation
100 years ago, two out of 10 people lived in cities. Today, that figure has risen to five out of 10. As a result, urban landscapes and development have changed considerably over the past century. Two film clips shot on ...
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Vancouverism: The prescription for a healthier city?
Three weeks ago I had the pleasure of representing EMBARQ at the International Women’s Forum (IWF) in Vancouver, Canada. The event focused on modern movements shaping the world, including trends influencing our lives, communities, and future. Since urban transport is ...
A boy peers out a bus window in Mumbai, India. Photo by gregor_y.
How clean is the air we breathe in cities?
More and more cities worldwide are grappling with the ever-increasing menace of air pollution — especially in India, which contains some of the most polluted cities in the world. Rapid economic growth in developing countries and increased individual wealth is ...
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Friday Fun: Mapping a day in the life of the London transport system
TheCityFix discovered what quite possibly could be the world’s coolest transport-related master’s thesis project-recap video. The recent debut of the BRT in Action Newsletter, published by Santiago, Chile’s Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit, included a link to Jay ...
Research Recap, April 11: Childhood Obesity, Young Drivers, Optimizing Transportation
Research Recap, April 11: Childhood Obesity, Young Drivers, Optimizing Transportation
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Location Determines Childhood Obesity Unhealthy food and a lack of physical activity are the most basic ...
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org on February 10, 2012 by Divya Kottadiel. EMBARQ India organized and hosted Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit on February 10 to present the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneur-driven organized fleet auto-rickshaw services, as an integral part ...
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) will run a new session of online courses on sustainable urban mobility in developing countries. The course will run from November 14, 2011 ...
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