City Clock Magazine

By City Clock Magazine | Thoughts on changing cities through short articles, focus stories, and more. Easy reads for your bus ride or break.

Top 10 Cyclist Frustrations that need to be taken seriously

Cyclist in Mexico City (Photo Credit: City Clock)<p>Many things that annoy cyclists receive little sympathy from motorists and pedestrians. What is …

Driverless Cars – Why the World isn’t Ready (Part 3)

@urban_future has a background in urban transportation planning and traffic engineering. He is currently based out of Mexico City.

5 INFOGRAPHICS that show just how big Tokyo really is

Tokyo's seemingly endless skyline (Photo Credit: Luke Ma, Flickr Creative Commons - …

How to add $1 Billion to local economy: get 140,000 to go car free

A driver who decides to go car free can add up to $7,000 per year to the local economy.<p>Visiting Paris, I recall an American tourist in awe, “I wish I …

Cities

PODCAST - The True Cost of Free Parking

Top 10 most Car Dependent Neighborhoods in America

@urban_future has a background in urban transportation planning and traffic engineering. He is currently based out of Mexico City.

Atlantic Station - A Neighborhood Reshapes Midtown Atlanta

While most of Atlanta is unfriendly to pedestrians, Atlantic Station shines.<p>Atlantic Station is a small neighborhood in Midtown Atlanta. It only …

Top 10 Car Independent Neighborhoods in the U.S. by the numbers

Boston's Beacon Hill Neighborhood (Photo Credit: Ryan Harvey - Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanh/6297987068/in/faves-118304891@N02/)<p>While …

Canada's busiest Transportation Hub, Union Station, about to get a lot busier

Union Station is undergoing an upgrade that will double it's capacity. It will also have a new connection to Pearson International Airport, one of …

Two of the world's top cycling cities linked together by cycling highway

@urban_future has a background in urban transportation planning and traffic engineering. He is currently based out of Mexico City.

North America's most Walkable City puts Car Traffic Underground

Streets in this truly walkable city are dominated by pedestrians.<p>In the 1960s, when cities were expanding roads for cars, there was one who put their …

How China started the greatest period of urban sprawl in America

Urban sprawl in America saw its greatest expansion between 2003 and 2006<p>From 2003 to 2006, suburban America expanded more than any other period in 50 …

PODCAST: Opposing local development bad for Environment

Construction of "infill" development is usually marred with local opposition. [Photo Credit: Doc Searls]<p>Communities often oppose new development in …

Housing

Removing urban highways - story of Cheonggyecheon (Seoul)

Removing urban highways – Seoul converts elevated highway built after the Korean War into a public space and put back a stream that they originally …

Cycling Mode Share Data for 700 Cities

@urban_future has a background in urban transportation planning and traffic engineering. He is currently based out of Mexico City.

Film: From Olympic Spectacle to Social Crisis

Crisis-Scape’s film invites us in to the shadows of the Athens Olympic Games, a city tenuously held together by state imposed order, privatization, …

Bus Rapid Transit in Mexico City, Istanbul, and Others reaping Rewards (EMBARQ)

Bus Rapid Transit is proving more than just a transportation fix. EMBARQ has released data showing big reductions in air pollution and more.<p>Bogota's …

Groningen - Nowhere will you find more cyclists

In 1977, the local government in Groningen introduced a bold traffic management strategy. Now cycling is the primary mode of transportation.<p>Over half …

Driverless Cars – Why the World isn’t Ready (Part 2)

@urban_future has a background in urban transportation planning and traffic engineering. He is currently based out of Mexico City.

Transportation

Charter Cities in Honduras?

The idea of building charter cities is divisive. The country’s elite advanced the concept as something new to spur economic growth. It’s still in …

Documentary (6 min) - History of how Dutch made a cycling nation

This 6.5 minute video summarizes how The Netherlands stopped the proliferation of a car centric country to become a cycling nation.<p>Amsterdam may be …

Driverless Cars: Why the World isn't Ready (Part 1)

Will insurers be ready for driverless cars? It’s just one of many questions. This article takes a general look at those questions and speculates on …

PODCAST: If Mayors ruled the World

Ever wonder what would it be like if mayors ruled the world? According to the WHO, about 70% of the global population will live in cities by …

The busiest pedestrian crossing in the World

During rush hour, this pedestrian crossing could fill a football stadium with all of the people that cross.<p>The Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo has as many …

Film: Peak Oil and The End of Suburbia

Is the existence of “Suburbia” coming to an end? Those weary of peak oil say the end of cheap energy will kill the suburbs. 2004 film by Gregory …

3-year period that changed cities forever - The Veterans' Emergency Housing Program

The Veterans’ Emergency Housing Program started after World War 2 was the most significant turning point in the history of North American cities.<p>A …

Race for the Sky - Part 2 (of 3) - Retail Authority

The second race for the sky occurred in the late 60s at the end of the Brutalist era. It resulted in the two largest and tallest buildings ever …

Toronto amidst the largest Transit Revolution in North America

A world class city with a crappy transit system. Trying to play catch-up, they’re now building the most substantial transit upgrades in North America.<p>…

Top 10 reasons protected bike lanes are tough to build

We know protected bike lanes provide many benefits. So why don’t we see them more? And when we do see them in the plans, why do they take so long to …