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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    

How Advocacy Creates Safer Streets and Saves Lives: A Q&A with Paul Steely White

New York City’s Vision Zero approach to road safety makes streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists and serves as a best practice for cities around the world. Photo by Moe_NYC/Flickr.TheCityFix recently interviewed Paul Steely White – Executive...

Posted August 12, 2014    

São Paulo's New Master Plan Prioritizes Sustainable Urban Development

São Paulo’s new master plan focuses on people, not cars. Photo by mlsirac/Flickr.The largest city in Latin America has prioritized curbing car culture and making streets more pedestrian friendly.São Paulo’s new strategic master plan, unveiled on...

Posted August 11, 2014    

Are Automated Roads the Next Transport Revolution?

Transport systems play an important role in shaping the character of an urban environment. Photo by Trey Ratcliff/Flickr.Fresh off our discussion of the latest advances in solar-powered roadways, TheCityFix brings you the next future-oriented...

Posted August 6, 2014    

Regulation Can Help e-Rickshaws Transform Urban Mobility Across India

E-rickshaws offer multiple advantages over more common auto-rickshaws, but require increased regulation to ensure passenger safety. Photo by Subhash Barolia/Flickr.As one of the most widely used forms of intermediate public transport or paratransit...

Posted August 5, 2014    

Study: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo lost USD 43 Billion from Traffic Congestion in 2013

Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo must focus on improving sustainable transport options to reduce the harmful effects of traffic congestion. Photo by Bruno Baccalon/Flickr.Traffic congestion has wide ranging costs, from increasing stress and pollution...

Posted August 4, 2014    

Two Cities' Bold Plans to Make Cars Obsolete

Helsinki’s “mobility on demand” system will integrate a variety of transport options and could make car ownership obsolete. Photo by Justin Swan/Flickr.Helsinki, Finland and Hamburg, Germany are both striving to vastly improve urban transport in...

Posted August 1, 2014    

New Data from 2050 Global Calculator Indicates Sustainable Transport Critical to Combating Climate Change

The newly released 2050 Global Calculator illustrates the potentially disastrous impacts of failing to act on climate change, and highlights sustainable transport as pivotal to containing global temperatures. Photo by Metrovía/SIBRT.Experts predict...

Posted July 31, 2014    

Cable Car System Takes Transport to New Heights in Bolivia

Residents of the La Paz/El Alto Metropolitan area now have a new option for navigating the region’s mountainous geography. The first line of the Mi Teleférico (My Cable Car) system opened May 30, 2014, and interviews with new riders show...

Posted July 30, 2014