Jepranshu Aganivanshi on why seemingly logical transport planning decisions don’t always have the desired effect.
You can walk, or you can take public transport. But for millions of people in Bangkok, the car is the only option.
Proposed roundabout will be the city’s first
In Los Angeles a traffic intersection known as Cinco Puntos has long been considered busy and confusing. To improve traffic flow and safety, the city plans to replace the four-street intersection with LA’s first roundabout.
Interesting stuff. The roundabout is an extremely common concept in many places in the world, and if increased traffic flow is the goal, then it cannot be beat. But it can be much harder for cyclists, and a lot harder for pedestrians to cross as well, when not designed optimally. Here’s hoping LA residents can adjust!
Getting urban transport right is not easy. But it’s critical for cities: an inefficient urban transport system impedes the growth of the urban economy, and has social costs too.
Sue, a 30-year-old Bangkokian, looks back on how the city’s approach to transport has changed over the last three decades.
Think this is just a bus? Wrong. It’s a Google Bus, equipped with tinted windows, cushy seats and onboard wi-fi. And there are a lot of people in San Francisco who aren’t happy about them, claiming they are worsening inequality in the city.
Drew Reed on the Google buses that have generated a firestorm of criticism in San Francisco.
In our new article, Christopher Breggren looks overseas for the solution to the challenges faced by many US cities.
Urban sustainability isn’t always easy, but there’s one easy answer to a lot of problems: the bicycle as a mainstream mode of transport.
How public transport can encourage sustainable cities (in Spanish, but captions available).
Jimena Veloz on the impacts of urban sprawl