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Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Mitch Jackson is the Director of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for FedEx Corporation (and he also writes for the FedEx Citizenship Blog.) This month, FedEx is beginning work with EMBARQ — the producer of TheCityFix — as an extension of ...
Consumer Hype Wanes as Cash for Clunkers Revives
Consumer Hype Wanes as Cash for Clunkers Revives
Photo by ThreadedThoughts. Looks like the Cash for Clunkers frenzy is dying down, just a few days after the Senate pumped another $2 billion into the program. According to E&E News: Consumer interest in the government’s “cash for clunkers” program ...
Transit Experts Discuss Cool Ideas for Mobility-Inspired Businesses
Transit Experts Discuss Cool Ideas for Mobility-Inspired Businesses
Janette Sadik-Khan rides a bicycle to work. Photo via New York magazine. Kate Rockwood of Fast Company magazine interviewed six entrepreneurial transit experts about how to get city dwellers out of their cars for the September issue’s “Fast Talk” department. ...
Make D.C.'s Hospitals and Universities Sustainable
Make D.C.'s Hospitals and Universities Sustainable
Walking out of Union Station this morning, I received a little flyer to go to www.commuternation.com/dc from a few guys standing outside. I was told that I could save up to 40% on my commute! Of course, I took these ...
It's Business Time
It's Business Time
I wrote a couple of days ago about the need for smart growth advocates and urbanists to get smarter about playing the inside game. We’re winning the messaging but then losing behind closed doors, I argued. So I was particularly ...
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Originally posted at TheCityFix DC. Montreal’s Public Bike System (PBS), also known as “Bixi,” provides a competitive alternative to the bikes-for-advertising business model. Photo by amlibrarian. It seems that D.C.’s 10,000+ SmartBike members may have to wait some time for ...
GM, Segway Unveil P.U.M.A. as Future of Urban Transportation
GM, Segway Unveil P.U.M.A. as Future of Urban Transportation
For more photos, check out this photo gallery by Autoblog. Last week, General Motors and Segway unveiled the much-hyped Project P.U.M.A, which stands for “Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility,” an electric two-wheeler prototype vehicle that is supposed to transform the ...
Will China Dominate the Electric Car Market?
Will China Dominate the Electric Car Market?
Step aside, Japan. Don’t even try, Detroit. China has plans to corner the electric car market. From the New York Times: TIANJIN, China — Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning the country into one of the leading ...
Is There a Future for Human-Scale Chinese Cities?
Is There a Future for Human-Scale Chinese Cities?
James Fallows of the Atlantic recently blogged about “today’s enormous, expanding Chinese cities,” comparing the more intimate architecture of Shanghai to the sprawling concrete slabs in Beijing. “This is not a ‘which do you like better?’ discussion,” he emphasizes. Rather ...
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
For the first time ever, there have been more cars sold in China than the United States. (This news comes at the same time as Detroit’s General Motors announced it would cut another 10,000 workers.) From the Associated Press: SHANGHAI ...
Car-Centric Transport Policy Hurts India's Informal Sector
60 Kilos from CHINTAN on Vimeo. In a recent post here on thecityfix.com, Sudhir Gota documented the plight of ‘Transport Challenged People’ in Bangalore, India. In his piece, Sudhir explains how Indian transportation policy’s often myopic focus on car infrastructure ...
Ikea to Sell Cars?  Look Out Tata!
Ikea to Sell Cars? Look Out Tata!
Photo from Yotatech. Well, maybe not. Last year Ikea announced a plan to cut energy use by 25% by 2012. So far it has been working on this goal by, among other things, introducing a fleet of hybrids to its ...
Ford Creates New Post - Vice President for Sustainability
Ford Creates New Post – Vice President for Sustainability
Are Times Changing in Detroit? On Monday, The New York Times reported that Ford Motor’s chief executive acknowledged the link between greenhouse gases and global warming and vowed to respond to the threat of a heating planet by creating a ...
Inventors of the World, Unite!
Inventors of the World, Unite!
Photo from xprize.org. Earlier this week, Nick Bunkley of the New York Times reported that the X Prize Foundation is sponsoring a competition with an expected prize of $10 million to produce a car that travels 100 miles on a ...
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