It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out in a concise manner why creating a sustainable transportation system built on smart growth is [...]
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were a lot of things that it needed.
I’ll start with the good news, though. That picture [...]
A few highlights from our TheCityFix DC site-if you’re not reading it regularly, you’re missing out:
LEED Neighborhood Development Wants You to Build More More More: Why doesn’t LEED-ND certify already existing neighborhoods? It’s one more example of green consumerism, or, as I like to call it, eco-narcissism.
Uncovering The Militarized City: D.C.
The BeyondDC newsfeed yesterday just blew my mind. Of yesterday’s five headlines, each and every one is about some part of Montgomery County embracing a more sustainable, more urban land use pattern. Let’s go through them one by one:
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By reducing parking space requirements, cities can reduce car culture - and encourage the development of healthier grocery stores - in underserved areas. Photo by Wenzday01
Today, the New York Times alerted me to a problem that I had no idea sustainable transportation could solve.
It’s well known that low-income urban neighborhoods are “food deserts,” where supermarkets [...]
A graphic rendering of the proposed “Central Plaza” of CityCenter DC. Illustration via CityCenter DC.
There’s been a lot of big transportation news in the last two days. Between the Purple Line vote and Sec. Ray LaHood and Rep. Jim Oberstar’s competing proposals for the transportation bill (a topic that you should definitely follow over at [...]
D.C. plans to build 15 miles of new sidewalks. Photo by BrittneyBush.
The Wash Cycle pointed out today that Mayor Fenty has announced he’ll be spending $4 million in stimulus money on new sidewalks, enough to build 15 miles of new sidewalks out of the 200 missing miles in the District. The Washington Post’s Get There [...]
Aerial view of Washington, D.C. Photo by adam79.
TheCityFix.com is going local. Stay tuned for our online expansion, which will include local editions of our coverage in cities across the world, including Washington, D.C., where our offices are based.
Washington D.C. is the nation’s 9th largest metro area and for those interested in sustainable transportation, one [...]
EMBARQ presents a slideshow about the concept of “Mobility Management (MM)” in San Sebastian, Spain.
View the entire slideshow here.
At the core of Mobility Management are “soft” measures like information and communication, organising services and coordinating activities of different partners.
Illustration by via GOOD Magazine.
GOOD magazine published its jam-packed, 112-page “Transportation Issue,” devoted to a “drastic rethinking of how we move around, how we design our cities, and how we power our vehicles.”
The articles cover a lot of ground, discussing the problems and solutions of congestion pricing; comparing choices that will make commuting to [...]