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Basic math: bicycle parking is not a problem, but a solution for urban areas. A matter of choice (via @wegeheld) http://t.co/xA3l0Zjl2R

Nossa Cidade: seis princípios para tornar as cidades mais seguras a partir do desenho urbano

<i>O projeto Nossa Cidade, do TheCityFix Brasil, explora questões importantes para a construção de cidades sustentáveis.</i><p><i>A cada mês um tema diferente.</i><p><i>Com</i> …

Are walkers smarter than drivers?

A new study shows that walkable cities in the US have higher GDP and education levels. Why?<p><b>DO YOU PREFER WALKING OR DRIVING?</b> Your answer may suggest something about your education level, according to a new study.<p>A report published last month says metropolitan areas in the United States that were …

Traffic Wouldn’t Jam If Drivers Behaved Like Ants - Facts So Romantic

As someone so flummoxed by traffic I wrote a book about it, I have a near-clinical aversion to vehicular congestion. My global default strategy is to …

Barcelona Wants to Banish Cars From 60% of its Streets

Barcelona is looking to turn 60 percent of its streets into green spaces for pedestrians.<p>The city wants to start the project in Eixample, the …

Bike Lanes

NYPD to Crack Down on Motorists to Protect Bicyclists

The NYPD is launching an initiative Monday that will have police in precincts citywide focusing on drivers who put bicyclists at risk.<p>The “Bicycle …

Bike Lanes

Can The World's Worst Traffic Problem Be Solved?

An app called Sakay.ph told me to switch jeepneys here, on the megacity's deadliest stretch. Clambering into the back of what amounts to a stretched jeep with a tin roof, I slide down one of the vinyl seats to sit behind the driver, who flips his right palm backward to collect the fare of seven …

NYC's Aging Subway: Why They're Playing Catch Up To The World

If you’ve ever been to New York City you know all about the hot, crowded, slow-moving, and -- more importantly -- aging subway system there. It’s nearly 112 years old. And it’s more congested than ever.<p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reported 1.75 billion trips were made in 2014, …

Andrew Cuomo

Where is the most cycle-friendly city in the world?

The Dutch and Danish cycling utopias of Amsterdam, Groningen, Utrecht and Copenhagen are high up the list – but what about the rest of the world?<p>The future of cycling in the UK was dealt a bad hand when George Osborne’s Spending Review revealed a new commitment of £300m to cycling investment to …

Record pollution forces Milan to take cars off roads

Pollution in Italy’s industrial powerhouse Milan has got so bad the mayor is taking action, along with his counterpart in Rome and some other smaller cities.<p>Until Thursday all private cars are banned from the roads in Milan, while in Rome an alternating system is in force.<p>In some places air quality …

8 Things Top Bike Cities Have Done to Promote Safer Cycling

<b>Salt Lake City, Utah,</b> has the first protected bike intersection.<br>Intersections are where most car-bicycle collisions take place, so this year Salt Lake City built one of the nation’s first “protected bike intersections” to make cycling in the Utah capital a lot safer. Based on infrastructure …

Bike Lanes

What’s Stopping Carsharing? 4 Challenges Holding Emerging Markets Back - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

<i>Growing from 6 operators in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015, carsharing is rapidly expanding in emerging markets worldwide. What is the future of carsharing?</i> …

Will we ever get a truly car-free city?

Oslo is the latest city to announce plans which shift the focus away from cars – by banning all private vehicles from the centre by 2019. Car-free days have slashed pollution in Paris while new eco-cities are aiming to design out the need for vehicles – but will cars in cities ever be consigned to …

The Best Ways to Get to Work, According to Science

Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than …

Buses are the future of urban transport. No, really

“Buses! Buses! Buses! Buses!” thundered the tall man, rapping the cafe table between us, the cutlery threatening to vibrate right off the edge. It was October of 2013, we had just tucked into lunch on the first day of the Urban Age conference in balmy Rio de Janeiro, and the tall man was arguably …

Every gas station in Russia must install an electric vehicle charger by November 2016

Russia’s prime minister is demanding that all gas station owners in the nation install an electric vehicle charger by late next year. The mandate is …

Electric Vehicles

5 Skills Every Beginning Cyclist Should Master

Susan McLucas has run the Bicycle Riding School in Somerville, Massachusetts, for roughly 30 years. In that time, she has taught thousands of people—from kids to adults who have never thrown a leg over a top tube—how to ride safely. Here’s what she says all beginning cyclists should know before …

Cycling

Cycling the city: 'I have a dream that Jakarta should be like Copenhagen'

Indonesia’s capital is one of the most congested cities in the world, with a reputation as a dangerous place to ride a bike. <b>Harry Pearl</b> meets the activists and young entrepreneurs taking matters into their own hands<p>For five hours every Sunday, the usual chaos of cars, clapped-out buses and swarms …

To regulate or not to regulate? EU to launch study on Uber

, Brussels (Reuters) - - The European Commission will launch a study in September of the ride-hailing app Uber in an effort to settle legal disputes that have pitched the U.S. start-up against conventional taxis across Europe, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.<p>The logo of …

European Parliament

Google's self-driving cars can't handle bicycle track stands

Ever performed a track stand, where you keep your bike upright at a stop without taking your feet off the pedals? If you have, you'll want to avoid trying that around Google's self-driving cars, at least for a while. One Austin-based cyclist reports an encounter where one of the autonomous cars was …

The Problem With Ladies-Only Rail Carriages

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>In 1977 British Railways abolished a …

Trains

Rotterdam's residents crowdfunded its new pedestrian bridge

You’d think I would know, by now, not to stay up until the early hours watching local election results. Nothing happens, slowly and aggravatingly, it …

This is why building new roads can make the network less efficient – and make traffic congestion worse

Congestion in action. Image: Flickr/Wendell, CC BY-ND.<p>It’s not been a good year so far for major transport projects in Australia’s capital cities.<p>The …

Housing

The hidden ways traffic flows

Going from A to B? Whichever way you choose to travel, Chris Baraniuk discovers the hidden technologies which decide when and how you’ll get there<p>Get in your car and drive. If there's one thing that cinema and Bruce Springsteen songs have taught us, it's that there's nothing freer than the open …