Posts tagged with 'North America'
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
A new short video by Streetfilms, a project of OpenPlans, shows the immense success and the rapidly rising popularity of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program. Deemed the largest bikeshare program in the United States, with 1,100 bicycles and 110 stations, ...
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
The District of Columbia Office of Planning, in cooperation with the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, released a study that found transportation costs range from $8,500 to $25,000 per household in the D.C. region. The report,  “H+T in DC: Housing + Transportation ...
Research Recap, August 1: Efficient Cab Driving, Neighborhood Walkability, Commuter Economics
Research Recap, August 1: Efficient Cab Driving, Neighborhood Walkability, Commuter Economics
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Fuel-Efficient Cab Driving “Inside the Mind of a Cabbie,” a newly released interim report by Shell ...
Zipcar Reduces Driving, Improves Sustainable Transport
Zipcar Reduces Driving, Improves Sustainable Transport
To celebrate Zipcar’s one-year anniversary of operations in Baltimore, Md., Zipcar released survey data from the company’s Baltimore-area members with positive and encouraging feedback for the sustainable transport community. According to the data, since its debut in June 2010, Baltimore’s Zipcar ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 29: Trek of the Tricycles, India's Smart Grid, By the City/For the City
TheCityFix Picks, July 29: Trek of the Tricycles, India's Smart Grid, By the City/For the City
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 ...
Research Recap, July 25: Metro Fare-Evaders, Hydrogen Fuel Stations, Chicago Bus Rapid Transit
Research Recap, July 25: Metro Fare-Evaders, Hydrogen Fuel Stations, Chicago Bus Rapid Transit
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Metro Fare-Evaders An unofficial study by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority found that 40 percent ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
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 ...
Capital Bikeshare Expansion Stunted on the U.S. National Mall
Capital Bikeshare Expansion Stunted on the U.S. National Mall
An article in this month’s Spokes magazine, calls to question a recent debate on installing Capital Bikeshare stations on the capital’s National Mall. Currently, the National Park Service prohibits Capital Bikeshare stations from being placed on the Mall due to ...
Chicago's New Protected Bike Lanes
Chicago's New Protected Bike Lanes
Along with a new mayor, Chicago got its first protected bike lanes this past month. Funded by a federal grant, the Chicago Department of Transportation is installing the half-mile bike lane as a pilot program. The protected bike lanes will ...
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Green Field Potential The potential and best measures for converting underutilized commercial real estate to ...
What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Cars?
What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Cars?
  Carmageddon is merely hours away. Inspired by this unprecedented traffic event, Ross Ching, a filmmaker, edited footage from one of his movies to illustrate what Los Angeles would look like without cars. The footage is from “LA with no ...
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Washington, D.C. metro officials, in an effort to improve the current metro map, have hired Lance Wyman, the creator of the original map, to reconfigure and tweak his design. The redesign aims to better illustrate the changes in service during ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 15: Kalka Mail Derails, SoBi Bike Share, Defunding Smart Growth
TheCityFix Picks, July 15: Kalka Mail Derails, SoBi Bike Share, Defunding Smart Growth
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 ...
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
The 8th Annual Sustainable Transport Award, created by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy,  is given annually to the city that made most progress over the year to increase mobility for all residents while reducing transportation greenhouse and air ...
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Research Recap, July 11: Peak Car Use, Distracted Driving, Polluted Brains
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Peak Driving Approaching? Peak car use has been reached by many of the world’s cities, suggests ...
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