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Friday Fun: Cycling Innovations Make Bikeable Cities Worldwide

Do you enjoy your commute? Innovative bike infrastructure can make cycling a fast, fun transport option. Photo by Justin Swan/Flickr.Instead of sitting in gridlock on a busy road at 8:30 am, imagine cycling safely in dedicated lanes for a quick,...

Posted August 29, 2014    

São Paulo wins 2014 City/State MobiPrize by Empowering Citizens and Fostering Innovation

São Paulo has improved sustainable mobility through new bike and bus lanes, a revised master plan, and an innovative approach to support developers creating mobility solutions. Photo by Stanley Calderelli/Flickr.The city of São Paulo has won the...

Posted August 27, 2014    

Car-Sharing Grows in China as an Alternative to Vehicle Ownership

Car-sharing is beginning to take hold in Chinese cities, and can help reduce car ownership, congestion, and air pollution. Photo via gaoloumi.com.China’s increasing overall wealth makes it unlikely that the country’s growth in car ownership will...

Posted August 25, 2014    

Can Personal Rapid Transit Replace 90% of Cars on the Road?

Personal rapid transit is a developing form of sustainable transport that could significantly alter urban mobility. Photo via Treehugger.com.Sustainable urban mobility can come from multiple sources. Personal rapid transit (PRT) combines public...

Posted August 22, 2014    

What Does Public and Private Sector Investment in Transport Look Like?

Both public and private sector investments play an important role in supporting sustainable urban mobility and minimizing the costs of private automobile use. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.Congestion, high levels of air pollution, and traffic...

Posted August 21, 2014    

Making Space for Street Vendors: Towards Equitable Urban Development

Cities can dramatically improve street vendors’ livelihoods by providing sufficient space and infrastructure for vending. Photo by Prasanth Chandran/Flickr.As previously discussed on TheCityFix, informal street vendors in cities around the world...

Posted August 20, 2014    

The Making of a Livable City: Inspiration for a Sustainable, Healthy Beijing

By prioritizing sustainable transport solutions, Beijing can shift away from car culture and improve quality of life for its rapidly growing population. Photo by Philip/Flickr.Each year, 440,000 people move to Beijing in search of economic...

Posted August 19, 2014    

People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities

Transport demand management strategies help wane commuters off the private car and make sustainable transport alternatives more viable, easing congestion and improving quality of life in cities. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.The “People-...

Posted August 18, 2014    

Are Streetcars Worth the Investment?

Streetcars are one of multiple public transport options for cities to consider when investing in sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Sean Davis/Flickr.The Economist recently argued that streetcars are “a waste of money,” citing their high capital...

Posted August 15, 2014    

Friday Fun: Delhi Announces Raahgiri at the Center of Week-Long Independence Day Celebrations

Raahgiri is promoting sustainable, active transport in India’s capital. Photo by Raahgiri Day, New Delhi/Facebook.Delhi’s government just announced a week of Independence Day celebrations culminating in a Raahgiri event at Chandni Chowk. Raahgiri...

Posted August 15, 2014    

Mexico City's New Mobility Law Shifts Focus Towards People, Not Cars

Mexico City’s new mobility law prioritizes alternatives to car transport. Photo by karmacamilleeon/Flickr.Sustainable mobility is a key challenge for city leaders. Mexico City – the world’s fourth most populous city, with more than 20 million...

Posted August 14, 2014    

From the Director's Chair: Sustainable Urban Transport Solutions Worth Spreading

The BIG bus network in Bangalore is an example of an integrated transport solution that offers better accessibility through connectivity between transport modes and networks. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.Holger Dalkmann, Director of EMBARQ – the...

Posted August 13, 2014