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Exploring Sustainable Solutions to Problems of Urban Mobility

Oct 30
What if there was no need for cars in the world’s biggest cities? : Helsinki, Finland announced ambitious plans to eliminate the need for cars by 2025, making it an ideal site to explore the range of possibilities for the future of sustainable urban mobility....
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Oct 29
The role of private developers in sustainable mobility : Gated communities are on the rise on Bangalore’s periphery....
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Oct 28
Safer cities for the Asian Century : Despite daunting challenges, rapidly urbanizing Asian cities have a range of options to improve road safety and save lives....
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Oct 27
How cities can provide universally accessible mobility services: A Q&A with Tom Rickert : Though progress has been made, cities worldwide must continue to implement universal design solutions that make transport services accessible for disabled persons....
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Oct 24
Friday Fun: Public art for brighter cities : Public art can help shape vibrant, cohesive communities. What role does art play in your city?...
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Oct 24
Vote for TheCityFix Brasil for the Mobilidade Minuto Award! : TheCityFix Brasil plays an important role in advancing sustainable urban mobility to transform Brazilian cities....
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Oct 23
How providing Wi-Fi can increase mass transit ridership : Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly prevalent on transport systems, and could help shift users away from private vehicle use and towards mass transport....
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Oct 22
How ciclovías contribute to mobility and quality of life in Latin America, and in cities worldwide : Latin America’s ciclovías have inspired cities worldwide to close streets to cars and promote healthy lifestyles and active transport....
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Oct 21
Transit and residential neighborhoods: Questioning the affordability of residential neighborhoods around Metro Rail stations, a Delhi case study : Delhi faces the challenge of ensuring that neighborhoods have access to quality public transport without compromising housing affordability....
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Oct 20
Speeding in paradise: Contradictions abound at Rio de Janeiro’s beachfront : Pedestrians face daily risk at Avenida Vieira Souto in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is breathtaking....
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Oct 17
Friday Fun: Uphill cycling a breeze thanks to this city’s bike escalator : Would you be more likely to bike if the hills in your city had bike escalators? Photo by Miljøpakken/Flickr. Do steep hills prevent you from biking? They don’t have to....
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Oct 16
“Have I told you lately that I love you?” Perspectives on reinventing our cities from X Congreso : Over three days, participants at the tenth annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”) explored what it will take to reinvent cities for better quality of life....
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Oct 15
Using smartphones to improve Nairobi’s informal transport sector : Traffic congestion presents a number of urgent problems in Nairobi, but smartphones and other technologies have the potential to greatly improve transport services and provide a range of benefits for...
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Oct 14
Opinion: Ridesharing could revolutionize urban transport in India : As companies such as Uber expand, ridesharing may become an important means of sustainable transport in India and in lower- and middle-income cities worldwide....
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Oct 13
Reinventing cities for better quality of life: Live from Mexico City : This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the tenth International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”)....
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Oct 10
Friday Fun: Is the future for London’s cyclists on the river, the street, or both? : Would you be happier commuting on a bike path floating on London’s River Thames?...
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Oct 9
As India plans for megacities, is it forgetting growing small towns? A case for rightsize planning : Indian cities should undertake planning processes that are appropriate for their particular size and needs....
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Oct 8
In photos: Bhopal becomes India’s fifth city to join the car-free Raahgiri movement : The Raahgiri movement is bringing car-free Sundays to cities across India, spreading the principles of sustainable, active transport....
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Oct 7
Seven ways to encourage sustainable commuting in your workplace : Employers play an important role in creating the incentives and infrastructure to encourage employees to use sustainable transport....
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Oct 6
How technology can transform urban mobility: A Q&A with São Paulo’s Ciro Biderman : São Paulo’s MobiLab shows how cities can empower citizens to create mobility solutions through opening data and supporting innovation....
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