Posts tagged with 'urban mobility planning'
Beijing traffic congestion
Beijing’s parking woes: Is there any end in sight?
What do the time-honored hutong – quintessential narrow alleys of Beijing that date back to the Qing dynasty – and danwei – organized work and housing complexes from the pre-1979 era –have in common? Apart from the fact that neither ...
London congestion zone
On the move: Limiting car usage in industrialized economies
This is the fourth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This “On The Move” series is dedicated to analyzing on-the-ground efforts to shift urban transport from moving cars to moving people. It ...
A San Francisco, California, streetcar plies F Street, near the Embarcadero. Photo by danishdynamite.
Friday Fun: 4 Lessons from the Urban Data Challenge
Picture yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon cruising down San Francisco’s Market Street in one of the city’s iconic streetcars. You have a seat to yourself to peer out the window as the sun beats down over the Golden Gate; ...
Boarding El Metropolitano BRT in Lima, Peru. Photo by EMBARQ.
Q&A with Hernan Navarro: Lima’s El Metropolitano BRT
In a capital city with 8 million inhabitants, not only was Lima’s advanced bus system the first of its kind in the country, but it also provides valuable lessons for the rest of Latin America. Building on the Lima experience, ...
Trial runs launched on the iBus bus rapid transit corridor, Indore, India. Photo by Dario Hidalgo.
iBus, a new BRT changing the transport landscape in Indore, India
Last month, India’s newest bus rapid transit (BRT) system – iBus – launched trial operations in Indore. Over the last seven years, the implementing agency, Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited (AICTSL) worked closely with several public and private agencies, ...
Cycling through Mysore, India
Cycling through Mysore, India
This blog post is a part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Mysore, a historic city in southern India, is home to numerous palaces and ancient monuments and is the second largest city in the ...
Photo by Mariana Gil.
Before and after: video highlights advances in Rio de Janeiro’s TransCarioca bus rapid transit system
In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, host city Rio de Janeiro is hard at work expanding and improving its transportation infrastructure and urban environs for the influx of athletes, fans, and visitors. Eager ...
Making transport planning a participatory and engaging process can result in sustainable transport and offer better quality of life. Photo by rogiro.
Urban mobility UN-Habitat quick guides open for review
Two guides on urban mobility planning prepared by EMBARQ are now open for review. Two more guides will be released later today. The revised versions will then be released in March as part of a UN-Habitat-EMBARQ partnership. The recommendations from ...
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
The World Bank  will host a 7-day learning event, “Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” to be held in Seoul from October 7th through October 13th, 2012, prefaced by a 4-week remote learning course. The event is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Land, ...
Upcoming Event: South Korea Hosts 2011 Sustainable Transportation Conference
Upcoming Event: South Korea Hosts 2011 Sustainable Transportation Conference
Changwon, Korea is the next destination for the World Congress on Mobility for the Future of Sustainable Cities on October 22-24. EcoMobility Changwon 2011 is an event that will provide enriching perspectives on sustainable urban mobility. Through the expertise of renowned transportation ...
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
The Michigan Municipal League in collaboration with its affiliate organization, Let’s Save Michigan, is hosting a unique public forum on Twitter. The event, known as “Twitterverse,” will serve as a virtual platform for a unique statewide conversation on the need for a ...
New Year's Resolutions for Cities: 10 Keys to Sustainability Planning Success
New Year's Resolutions for Cities: 10 Keys to Sustainability Planning Success
Any serious New Year’s resolution requires a plan. But a mayor’s pledge to make his city more sustainable takes a lot more planning effort than your vow to drop 10 pounds. Crafting a comprehensive sustainability plan, even without procrastination, can ...
When Do We Get Regional Planning?
When Do We Get Regional Planning?
One of the problems with transportation policy is that it is bogglingly opaque. The multiplication of planning boards and oversight boards and quasi-public authorities and the immense decision-making power awarded to the bureaucrats in planning and transportation departments make it ...
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 ...
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