Posts tagged with 'walking'
London to Get Bike Sharing
London to Get Bike Sharing
Bike docking stations in Paris. Photo by dangiles73. Last week, Ken Livingston, the Mayor of London, announced an ambitious plan to transform the British capital into a pedestrian and cycling city, an effort that he expects will reduce London’s carbon ...
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
An unusual calm on Bogota’s streets. Photo by Pattoncito from Flickr. On Thursday, February 7 Bogotá held its 8th annual car-free day during which 14% of the population left their private cars at home and walked, cycled, and took mass ...
Bikes vs. Cars
Bikes vs. Cars
Here’s a neat picture from Adrien Rovero, that nicely compares the amount of urban space needed for a bike compared with that needed for a car. Photo from INOUT DESIGNERS.
The Ethics of Driving
New York Times Magazine writer Randy Cohen, aka The Ethicist, sits down with Mark Gorton from The Open Planning Project and discusses the ethical implications of driving, congestions pricing, biking and the use of public space by private individuals. Mr. ...
Milan Mayor Introduces Congestion Charging
Milan Mayor Introduces Congestion Charging
It’s not fashion week in Milan, so the chatter on the street is all about transport. Photo by William Butler Yeats Best known for haute couture and hot wheels, the northern Italian city of Milan has followed the lead of ...
Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
In Ho Chi Minh City, over 2 million bikes navigate the streets, creating the ebbs and flows in this city’s tide of traffic. All throughout Vietnam the motorbike is the essence of personal mobility, forming the backbone of the national ...
The Case for The Pedicab
The Case for The Pedicab
Pedicabs like this one above are found throughout the world. Photo by drs2biz from Flickr. To celebrate World Town Planning Day, the Ontario Planners Institute called on planners, towns and cities to “start planning ahead for a future where the ...
Pedaling in Portland
Pedaling in Portland
Everyone bikes in Portland. Photo by dontbecreepy from Flickr. Visiting the New York Times website today, I was struck to find that the most emailed article of the day was about Portland, Oregon’s efforts to promote our two-wheeled friend, the ...
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
One of the primary causes of urbanization is what demographers call “rural to urban migration.” Migrants leave their homes in rural areas for a confluence of reasons — degraded farm land, drought, confiscated land, etc. — and move to cities, ...
Bikes in Africa
Bikes in Africa
Photo by Will Okun. Published online by the New York Times. In the last year, New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristoff has made a thing of inviting students and young professionals to accompany him as he wanders the planet collecting ...
Introducing Google Transit
Introducing Google Transit
Like the release of most Google products, we’re not really sure when Google Transit came out. However, doing of few Google searches showed that as far back as December 2005 Google had already piloted Google Transit in Portland, Oregon. So ...
Better Bike Lanes
When it comes to making a city bike friendly, the simple bike lane is not enough. Check out this video featuring Transportation Alternatives, The Project for Public Spaces, and The Open Planning Project, which calls for a system that segregates ...
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