Posts in the 'Communications' category
Mumbai’s Bus Routes at Your Fingertips
Mumbai’s Bus Routes at Your Fingertips
In less than ten keystrokes, you can now find out the shortest bus route between any two points in Mumbai. Mobile 4 Mumbai, a start-up that works to create mobile solutions, has launched a mobile app that enables users to ...
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Transantiago, the public transport system in Santiago, Chile that combines bus rapid transit (BRT), feeder bus lines and a metro system, celebrated its third birthday last month. You may remember the news coverage from its opening weeks in February 2007. ...
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
South African transportation officials are taking advantage of social media to build buzz around the new Gautrain Rapid Rail Link being built in the Johannesburg metro region. About 200 Twitter followers and more than 2,700 Facebook fans were invited for ...
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Bike Raps for Bike Racks
Originally posted on Active Living By Design. So you’re sick of pollution and you’re stuck in that congestion? I got one suggestion: use a bike rack! If the first line of lyrics in this rap video doesn’t reel you in, ...
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Cities have been ranked in all kinds of ways. Best places to live, best access to the outdoors, most walkable, most obese, ease of landing a green job, best street art. Now, there’s a new city ranking: Real Simple magazine ...
TheCityFix Picks, Feb. 26: Driving on the Rise, Transport Contributes to Climate Change, Sidewalks Improve Relationships
TheCityFix Picks, Feb. 26: Driving on the Rise, Transport Contributes to Climate Change, Sidewalks Improve Relationships
Welcome to TheCityFix Picks, our new series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week.  Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five general themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. ...
TheCityFix Guide to Communication & Mobility @ TRB's Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Guide to Communication & Mobility @ TRB's Annual Meeting
We at TheCityFix and EMBARQ are especially excited about all of the activity around this topic of communication and sustainable mobility and for anyone attending this year’s TRB Annual Meeting we have put together a list of sessions that should not be missed...
NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
Check out this great competition that we came across called NYC BigApps. It launched in October and public voting began yesterday. The competition “will reward the developers of the most useful, inventive, appealing, effective, and commercially viable applications for delivering ...
City Go Round...and 'Round and 'Round
City Go Round…and 'Round and 'Round
FrontSeat, the software company that brought you WalkScore, just released a great service called City-Go-Round. The new site is a clearinghouse of useful online and mobile transit applications across the United States. Transit applications and especially open transit data have ...
Transit Agencies Need to Invest in Marketing: A Lesson from Los Angeles
Transit Agencies Need to Invest in Marketing: A Lesson from Los Angeles
Los Angeles' Metro is doing something that no transit agency in the country has ever done: it's marketing its products and services as if it were a private company bent on turning a profit. But for Metro marketing isn't about increasing the bottom line. It's about reducing traffic, cleaning the air and making people's commutes in this auto-clogged city a bit less stressful.
SeeClickFix DC: More Responsive Government at Your Fingertips
SeeClickFix DC: More Responsive Government at Your Fingertips
TheCityFix DC talks a lot about how we’d like to see D.C. change. We’re also committed to making sure that your voices get heard. That (and the similar names!) is why we’ve teamed up with SeeClickFix to try and spread ...
SeeClickFix Adds New Features, Gets Smarter
SeeClickFix Adds New Features, Gets Smarter
Big news from our partners at SeeClickFix, the online mapping tool that helps citizens take direct action to fix problems in their community: they’ve preloaded the boundaries of 25,000 cities and towns — and more than 8,000 neighborhoods — into ...
The Romance of the Greyhound?
The Romance of the Greyhound?
When many Americans think of Greyhound buses, they think of several things: long, time-consuming journeys, malt liquor-scented seat companions eager to discuss the terms of their parole, dreary stations on the edge of town.  “Romantic” is not necessarily a word ...
Looking for a Few Good Bloggers
Looking for a Few Good Bloggers
EMBARQ is looking for a few part-time, volunteer bloggers to contribute to thecityfix.com. Since launching in 2007, the global blogging network has expanded to include three city-based blogs in Washington, D.C., Mumbai and Mexico City. The site has undergone a ...
Eat Your Heart Out, Google. Beijing's Got a Better Bus Map.
Eat Your Heart Out, Google. Beijing's Got a Better Bus Map.
For foreigners moonlighting in Beijing like myself, navigating the concrete jungle of China’s capital can be quite intimidating. Never to fear: The Beijing edition of E都市 (“E-dushi,” which essentially translates as “E-Metropolis”) is an innovative map providing satellite, two- and ...
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