The City Fix

Exploring Sustainable Solutions to Problems of Urban Mobility

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Friday Fun: Calling all innovators to the Powerful Answers Award : Entrepreneurs passionate about using technology to solve difficult transport problems have the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality....
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Apr 17
The bike-share report: Connectivity and bike lanes key to successful bike-sharing : Safe, connected bike lanes in New York City fosters use of the city’s bike-share systems....
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Apr 16
In photos: Walking in Bangalore reveals the plight of pedestrians : Thin sidewalks and a lack of dividers between pedestrians and cars often makes it uncomfortable and unsafe for those using sidewalks....
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Apr 15
The intersection of public health and transport in Indian cities : Conducting Health Impact Assessments can help policy makers throughout India choose transport projects that will decrease air pollution, while increasing connectivity and health....
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Apr 14
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Lee Kwan Yew shaped Singapore as the “Garden City” : A crowd gathers overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay. Since the inception of its 1971 Concept Plan, Singapore has become one of the most sustainability-oriented cities in the world....
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Apr 11
Friday Fun: Smart cars reach tipping point : Smart cars, which weigh about 1,800 pounds, are the latest targets for a group of pranksters in San Francisco, giving rise to the “smart car tipping” trend....
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Apr 10
Going the last mile: Does connectivity influence sustainable transit transport usage? : Despite increased investment in mass transport, last-mile connectivity and access to transport hubs remain obstacles for cities across India....
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Apr 9
World Urban Forum highlights opportunities for sustainable cities : Green spaces in cities, such as New York’s High Line, promote an active, sustainable lifestyle for city residents....
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Apr 8
As Europe’s traffic fatalities drop, Brazil’s soar : Brazil’s rising traffic fatalities show the need for traffic calming measures on roadways, and infrastructure that promotes pedestrian safety and well-being....
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Apr 7
How did high-speed rail transform China’s regional transport sector? : China’s high-speed rail system has offered affordable, sustainable alternatives to travel for China’s residents, while strengthening the linkages between China’s emerging cities....
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Apr 4
A safe city is a just city : Medellín, Colombia has undergone a drastic urban transformation, and will now host the Seventh World Urban Forum....
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Apr 4
Friday fun: Shanghai Tower raises questions on the future of walkability : The construction of the Shanghai Tower is a testament to architectural skill and China’s growing economic power, but does this come at the expense of vibrant street life?...
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Apr 2
São Paulo’s changing perception towards the car : Social media, new bus lines, and increasing awareness of the environmental impacts of carbon emissions have altered the public’s perception of mass transport in Sao Paulo, Brazil....
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Apr 1
Top five under-rated low carbon transport solutions : There many creative ways to lower the carbon impact of transport. Some ways are zanier than others. Photo byRichard Masoner / www.cyclelicio.us Climate change is not a joke....
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Mar 31
Greater Places: The emerging Wikipedia for urban planners : Cities have a lot to learn from one another. New “Wikipedia for urban planners” GreaterPlaces helps them do just that....
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Mar 28
Friday Fun: Moscow metro’s commuter dogs : Moscow’s canine commuters have become a mystery, and a source of intrigue, for subway users and transport enthusiasts....
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Mar 27
The nuts and bolts of a road safety audit : Road safety audits, like this one on Rio de Janeiro’s TransOeste bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, help identify and address potential traffic safety concerns....
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Mar 26
Two case studies show cities return to physical activity : Parque Madureira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, provides a place for residents to engage in physical activity and connect with the local community....
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Mar 25
“The wind at our backs”: An interview with Alta Bicycle Share co-founder Jeff Olson : Alta Bicycle Share has been successful in molding bike-share systems to meet individual city needs and build a culture of sustainable mobility....
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Mar 24
Maio Amarelo: Raising awareness for road safety in Brazil : Crowded and chaotic streets in Rio de Janeiro underscore why Brazil has such a significant road safety challenge....
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