Posts tagged with 'walkability'
Alta Bicycle Share has been successful in molding bike-share systems to meet individual city needs and build a culture of sustainable mobility. Photo by aaaronvandorn/Flickr.
“The wind at our backs”: An interview with Alta Bicycle Share co-founder Jeff Olson
Recently Jeff Olson, co-founder of Alta Bicycle Share, took a moment to sit down for a discussion on bike-share and sustainable urban mobility with TheCityFix. Our discussion spanned Olson’s thirty years of work in the field and his thoughts on ...
Pedestrians passing across a congested road in Mumbai, India. Photo by Jerry H/Flickr.
From traffic flow to pedestrian access: Shifting Mumbai’s parking policy
In a recent study, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projected that the area required for parking in India if motorization trends continue as they are today will reach between 10,000 and 20,000 square kilometers (3,861 to 7,722 square miles) by ...
Friday Fun: One month as a city of the future
Friday Fun: One month as a city of the future
For the month of September, Suwon, South Korea has transformed into a city of the future. 18 miles south of Seoul, Suwon is the capital city of the province of Gyeonggi-do, and is home to over one million inhabitants. Suwon ...
A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
Pedestrians stroll down Mercaderes Street in Arequipa, Peru. Photo by Susan Cornejo. Jaime Huamaní was born and raised in Arequipa, the southern city of Peru, home to over 840,000 people. When he was young, he left to study in another ...
Research Recap,October 22: Energy Security in the U.S., India's Dire Infrastructure, Washington's Not-So Suburban Future
Research Recap,October 22: Energy Security in the U.S., India's Dire Infrastructure, Washington's Not-So Suburban Future
  Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Middle Income Families Spending More for Transport & Housing The Center for Housing Policy and ...
Building the Sustainable City of The Future in India
Building the Sustainable City of The Future in India
India is rapidly urbanizing. From 1991 to 2011, the urban population in India has increased from 100 million to 200 million. By 2041, 50-percent of India’s population is expected to live in cities. On average, the population of India’s six ...
The Newest Car-Free Day in Peru: ¡Ciclovía de Trujillo!
The Newest Car-Free Day in Peru: ¡Ciclovía de Trujillo!
Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru, held its first-ever ciclovía on Sunday, as a result of a partnership between the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA), the National Government of Peru and EMBARQ Andino. This urban car-free event, which literally translates to “bike path,” closed down ...
London Encourages Walking and Cycling During Olympic Games
London Encourages Walking and Cycling During Olympic Games
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese by Mariana Gil on TheCityFix Brasil. The 2012 London Olympics are coming soon and millions of people around the world are arriving in Great Britain’s capital to watch the games or just to ...
New Research: Affordability of American Communities Has Declined Since 2000
New Research: Affordability of American Communities Has Declined Since 2000
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), a creative think-tank that conducts research on sustainable communities, released the latest version of its Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index with data from the most recent U.S. Census. The updated and expanded H+T® Index ...
Apply Now to Win the CNU Charter Awards
Apply Now to Win the CNU Charter Awards
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is calling for entries for its 2012 Charter Awards, in order to recognize and highlight the very best practices in New Urbanist design. The award was first distributed in 2001, and since then, it ...
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Moving Beyond the Car Will Be a Natural Progression
Last week, United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an investment of $928.5 million in the nation’s transit infrastructure. Transit providers across the United States will receive federal funds for more than 300 public transportation projects in urban, suburban and ...
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) released a study that benchmarks the pedestrian infrastructure of six Indian cities. The publication, “Walkability in Indian Cities,” looks at walkability in Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Indore, Pune, Rajkot and Surat. The study also ...
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 ...
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 ...
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