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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. Photo by Michael Vito/Flickr.In the past few years, China has made eye...

Posted April 15, 2014    

A Safe City is a Just City

Medellín, Colombia has undergone a drastic urban transformation, and will now host the Seventh World Urban Forum. Photo by PehMed2020/Flickr.As cities in the developing world continue to grow, so do their traffic safety concerns. Latin America, for...

Posted April 14, 2014    

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? Photo by Jerry Yang/Flickr.Shanghai Tower, designed by transnational...

Posted April 13, 2014    

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. Photo by Gerden van Heijningen/Flickr.Traffic safety improvements in Europe are being...

Posted April 12, 2014    

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.usClimate change is not a joke. Here at TheCityFix, we realize that we need to get serious about our...

Posted April 5, 2014    

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. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.Earlier this month, the government...

Posted April 4, 2014    

GreaterPlaces: 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. Photo by Shreyans Bhansali/Flickr.Washington, DC recently hosted a Techcrunch meet-up, a Silicon-valley style pitch-off battle for...

Posted April 3, 2014    

Moscow Metro's Commuter Dogs

Moscow’s canine commuters have become a mystery, and a source of intrigue, for subway users and transport enthusiasts. Photo by Adam Baker/Flickr.Over the past few years, a number of incredible stories have surfaced about stray dogs in Moscow...

Posted April 1, 2014    

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. Photo by Higor de Padua/Flickr.Worldwide, people are moving less – taking their car, abandoning walking...

Posted March 31, 2014    

“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. Photo by aaaronvandorn/Flickr.Recently Jeff Olson, co-founder of Alta Bicycle Share, took a moment to sit...

Posted March 29, 2014    

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. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.Although many people want to help improve road safety...

Posted March 28, 2014    

Four Awesome (and Odd) Gadgets for Your Sustainable Commute

Finding ways to making riding transport fun and convenient takes innovative thinking, and sometimes, courage to think outside the box. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr.South by South West (SXSW), the yearly festival that celebrates all things in...

Posted March 27, 2014