Posts tagged with 'active transport'
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Smart public bikeshare: The wise man’s means of transportation
Urban mobility systems are made to accommodate current mobility needs, and provide access and opportunities in cities. However, increasing urbanization and motorization – occurring primarily in developing countries – are contributing to a growing global challenge for transport planners and ...
A red bus passes children in uniforms. Transport and integration with the city is key in providing accessibility for all. Photo by Greg Younger.
UN World Habitat Day stresses importance of urban mobility
  Today is the United Nations’ World Habitat Day – a day established to reflect on the state of our cities and towns, and remind us of our shared responsibility for their stewardship. On this day, UN-HABITAT is releasing the ...
Get moving: Creating a research strategy for active cities
Get moving: Creating a research strategy for active cities
  Many cities around the globe are home to dangerous roads, social stigmas that bicycling is “for the poor,” and urban designs that neglect walking and bicycling. Photo by Slightly-less-random. Cities around the globe are seeing a creeping problem of ...
Friday Fun: “Walk On,” Hindi rock band tells Gurgaon
Friday Fun: “Walk On,” Hindi rock band tells Gurgaon
Euphoria, the nationally popular Hindi rock band, is writing an anthem to non-motorized transport for the city of Gurgaon. Photo by FrogStarB. What do pop bands and urban development have to do with each other? Well, in Gurgaon, the largest ...
The bicycle holds promise as a sustainable mobility solution for Indian cities. By Jorge Royan.
The promise of bike-sharing in India
This blog post is a part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Rapid economic growth in developing countries has resulted in increased purchasing power among the people, which manifests itself in an ever-increasing number of private ...
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Friday Fun: Bike-friendly cafe rolls into Zurich
The morning coffee run just got easier. With many cities around the world seeking to become more bicycle-friendly, Zurich, Switzerland has just taken it to the next level. At the Rathaus Cafe, overlooking the Limmat River in Zurich, cyclists commuting ...
Photo by Blog do Mílton Jung.
Sedentary lifestyle kills more than smoking
Some actions, such as hopping in your car to go to the bakery, may be putting your life at risk. This week in the online journal, Galileu, Professor I-Min Lee, from the School of Public Health at Harvard University, draws ...
Research Recap, October 3: Parklets in Los Angeles, BioFuels & The Environment, Bikesharing Best Practices
Research Recap, October 3: Parklets in Los Angeles, BioFuels & The Environment, Bikesharing Best Practices
Welcome back to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. We’re sorry we haven’t been posting at TheCityFix, but we’re back in action, bringing  you ...
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a U.N. Bike Ride this Friday in New York City. The ride was co-organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the Dutch ...
Fazilka Ecocabs Offers New Paradigm for Non-Motorized Transport in Indian Cities
Fazilka Ecocabs Offers New Paradigm for Non-Motorized Transport in Indian Cities
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Cycle rickshaws, an eco-friendly mode of transport, continue to play a role in para-transit and non-motorized modes of transport in Indian ...
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 3: Brazilian BRT, Seaweed Biofuel, Electric Taxis in Bogota
TheCityFix Picks, February 3: Brazilian BRT, Seaweed Biofuel, Electric Taxis in Bogota
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 ...
Vienna, Austria Ranked As the Smartest City
Vienna, Austria Ranked As the Smartest City
We previously wrote about the most livable cities in the world and the most innovative solutions to make cities more livable. Now we bring you the smartest cities in the world, courtesy of Boyd Cohen of Co.EXIST. Cohen explains that ...
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Productive Urban Densities A new report examining urban population densities found that, on the whole, growing ...
Research Recap, December 12: Healthy GHG Mitigation, Safer U.S. Roads, EV Connectivity
Research Recap, December 12: Healthy GHG Mitigation, Safer U.S. Roads, EV Connectivity
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Healthy GHG Mitigation The World Heath Organization (WHO) released a new report on the health benefits ...
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