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.
More than 7,000 women responded to an online survey about women and their attitudes and concerns about bicycling, conducted by the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals. The results so far? Nearly 60% of respondents use their bikes for some of their daily trips.
New Rankings: Minneapolis, Minn. is the most bike-friendly city in the United States, according to Bicycling.com. Bristol is the most bike-friendly city in the United Kingdom, according to Cycling Plus magazine.
Quality of Life
Next American City is blogging about Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives from the 18th Congress of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues at the University of Pennsylvania, which ends April 10.
A study released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) says that road and public transit projects could generate up to $68.8 billion in economic output in Southern California, while creating more than 500,000 jobs over 30 years
City dwellers in Indonesia are more prone to health problems than those living in rural areas despite having more access to health facilities and information, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Urban pollution is partly to blame.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN-HABITAT, and the World Bank jointly launched an International Standard for Determining Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Cities at the 5th World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro last week.
New York’s Department of Transportation announced plans to expand the city’s pedestrian plazas, such as Times Square and Herald Square. City officials are asking nonprofits and community groups to submit proposals for small-scale projects by June 30.
Technology and Innovation
The iPad has great potential for greener fleet management and car-sharing.