Posts tagged with 'Washington, D.C.'
Pedestrian crossing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo by EMBARQ.
Five opportunities for 21st-century transport
The world is in the midst of unprecedented urbanization, with cities expected to hold 5.2 billion residents by 2050. One of the major challenges of the 21st century, therefore, is achieving a sustainable future for our cities. And transport – ...
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Transforming transportation for more inclusive, prosperous cities
Cities are the world’s engines of economic growth. Yet many have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring safe and affordable access to jobs, education, and healthcare for its citizens — in part because their transport systems ...
A passenger on a mobile phone entering the New York City subway. Photo by momentcaptured1/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Mobile apps and your commute
Successful urban mobility is predicated on increased user choice. With a variety of transportation options, citizens can choose a preferred mode based on their own priorities. In the last five years, sustainable urban mobility choices may have reached a tipping ...
A short history of the city
A short history of the city
You probably know that urban planning has been around for a long time, but did you know that many of our urban planning principles date back to Ancient Greece? Nearly every major city across the world can attribute their design, ...
Q & A with Erin Cooper: Winner of the Fred Burggraf Award
Q & A with Erin Cooper: Winner of the Fred Burggraf Award
An international team led by Erin Cooper, Research Analyst for EMBARQ, won The Fred Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger. Photo by the World Resources Institute. What led you and your ...
When commuting in Mumbai, bring your smartphone
When commuting in Mumbai, bring your smartphone
Auto-rickshaw drivers wait at a stop light. Metershare, a ride sharing app, helps commuters in Mumbai to coordinate shared auto-rickshaw rides. Photo by Phil Marion. Carpooling is not a new idea. In order to save money, reduce congestion, or simply ...
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Call for applications: Apply to be TheCityFix intern blogger!
Dear readers, Think you have what it takes to be a full-time intern blogger for TheCityFix? Apply to be our intern Writer and Blogger! If you can’t commit to a paid position in our Washington, D.C. office, please consider being ...
Citi Bike, America's largest bike-sharing system opened in New York City on Monday. Photo by shinya.
Bike-sharing arrives in New York City via Citi Bike
New York City has joined the ranks of U.S. cities now offering bike-sharing systems. Sponsored by CitiBank and launched on Monday, Citi Bike offers residents, commuters, and visitors to the “Big Apple” an additional mobility and urban connectivity option, in the form ...
From an edge city to a vibrant urban center. Is Tysons Corner wishful thinking? Photo by VaDOT.
Repositioning America's Edge Cities: Virginia’s Tysons Corner
  How do you reposition a typical suburban office development – an office park, a group of office buildings and an intersection of highways – into a vibrant urban center? If you know of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, you ...
Happy Holidays from EMBARQ!
Friday Fun: Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
For those of you out there who have yet to buy your family and friends holiday presents, consider checking off wish lists with transit-centric swag. DIY, transit provider sponsored and homespun tchotchkes and apparel exist in quantity. Consider this 3D ...
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Research Recap, December 10th: NYC Transit Vulnerabilities, Auto Oriented States, E.U. Cars On Emissions Target
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: NYCMTA Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it.   ...
New York City's bike lanes bring mobility, economic vitality.
Research Recap, November 12th: Bike Lanes Yield Growth, Baby Boomers Driving Less, Transit Favors the Skilled in D.C.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Bike Lanes Boost Mobility and Local Economy New York City’s extensive and sometimes contentious bike lane ...
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 7: EcoBici Boom, Lagos BRT, Banned Bus Ads
TheCityFix Picks, September 7: EcoBici Boom, Lagos BRT, Banned Bus Ads
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 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Transit Funding The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a transit-oriented nonprofit that advocates for increased mobility in the ...
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