Posts tagged with 'Taxis'
Ola! Book a Cab with a Smartphone App
Ola! Book a Cab with a Smartphone App
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. The latest development in radio cab services in India is a recently launched free downloadable smartphone app by Ola Cabs. The ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
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 ...
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Two American expats living in Thailand think they’ve found a way to revolutionize the motorcycle taxi industry: Equip the bikes with portable “Moto-Meters.” It seems like a no-brainer, but surprisingly, these meters don’t always exist, especially in such an unregulated industry where ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
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. Mobility ...
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) is a startup that seeks to invest capital and provide capacity building and results measuring to social enterprises. The organization is currently working with a project called Diamond Cab – one of a number of ...
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Mumbai is a hectic metropolis infamous for its traffic chaos. The hundreds of thousands of tiny black and yellow cabs and rickshaws that criss-cross the streets have caused plenty of frustration for the city’s 14 million residents. To better tackle the ...
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Originally posted on TheCityFix Mumbai: “Meter Jam” is the new buzz word among quite a few commuters in Mumbai this week. The Meter Jam campaign is the brainchild of three advertising professionals in Mumbai, who are using the power of ...
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
What’s the perfect taxicab? For many New York City cabbies, the answer is easy: the Crown Victoria. For years, Ford’s stretch Crown Victoria — or the Crown Vic, as many drivers endearingly refer to it — has served New Yorkers ...
Need a Cab in NYC? Use Weeels!
Need a Cab in NYC? Use Weeels!
Nope, it’s not a typo! We’re talkin’ about Weeels, a new online tool to help you “save time, save money, save energy and save space” by finding people to share a cab with you. Here’s how it works: First, you download ...
Yellow Cab, Dollar Cab...Unicab?
Yellow Cab, Dollar Cab…Unicab?
Since 2008, the New York Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has been seeking the “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The Big Apple is looking for ideas on how to upgrade its existing taxi fleet to “more appropriately reflect the needs of its ...
You Can't Cure Congestion Only on the Weekend
You Can't Cure Congestion Only on the Weekend
Over at the Atlantic, they’ve given Conor Friedersdorf the project of writing about “Ideas.” This has meant a lot of posts about good ideas and an ongoing discussion of the “Worst Idea Ever.” For the latter, I highly recommend his ...
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Click here to see photo. It’s typical in Istanbul to be walking on an empty street, just enjoying the day, when out of the blue the shriek of a taxi’s horn shatters the peace and quite. It’s an annoying problem, ...
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