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Here they come (maybe): California weighs driverless cars on public roads

As urban mobility becomes a top priority for many cities, driverless cars and the technologies that make them possible are attracting a lot of attention from city leaders and planners. And rightly so. The technologies are evolving rapidly as car makers like Council Lead Partner Daimler company Mercedes Benz and tech giants like Associate Partner […]

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Sostenibilità, approvato il Protocollo ITACA per le aree urbane

l nuovo protocollo, rivolto ai pianificatori degli enti pubblici e agli operatori coinvolti nello sviluppo o nella trasformazione di aree urbane, è in grado di misurare il livello di sostenibilità energetica e ambientale degli interventi dall’isolato alla città. Gli interventi volti alla riqualificazione della città implicano il superamento dei soli aspetti legati al recupero edilizio […]

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Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles

In the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, more than 500 bicycles for hire have been found dumped in huge piles on the streets. source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/17/chinese-discard-hundreds-of-cycles-for-hire-in-giant-pile

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France officially opens world’s first solar panel road

France’s Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal has officially opened the world’s first solar road this week with one kilometer and 2,880 solar panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche. Now the country is waiting to see if the road, built with construction company Colas‘ Wattway technology, will live up to the hype surrounding the clean energy experiment. The road […]

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Uber plans ride-sharing service to ease Dubai traffic

A new service by a global transportation network company could cut traffic, reduce pollution and make cab rides cheaper when it launches in the UAE. American firm Uber – inventors of a mobile app that uses your smartphone’s GPS to detect your location and connects you with the nearest available Uber driver – is planning […]

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As Modi launches Accessible India, Mumbai activists put focus on safety of women with disabilities

Does making a place accessible for the disabled also make it safe for women? It’s no secret that the streets of Indian cities are almost always a nightmare for people with disabilities. For a wheelchair-bound or visually impaired person, crossing the streets, negotiating pavements and using public transport is an obstacle course fraught with danger. […]

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Towards New Urban Mobility – The case of London and Berlin

The study demonstrates how London and Berlin have both seen a pronounced trend towards new urban mobility with considerable increases in walking, cycling, public and shared transport, as well as substantial reductions in car use and ownership. It reveals that less than one in six residents in each city display a strong identification with car […]

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UK is Experimenting with Electric Highways That Wirelessly Charge Cars While Driving

Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to stop and refuel your car? For UK-based drivers of electric vehicles, this could be a possibility in the not-so-distant future. Highways England has announced plans to test a wireless power-transfer technology that they eventually hope to build throughout the country. If successful, electric cars would be […]

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European City Ranking | Best practices for clean air

A wide range of measures can be taken to improve air quality. We have selected nine categories of measures based on their potential to reduce particulate matter (PM10), which is a pollutant regulated under EU law, meaning that its concentrations are closely monitored and that the commitment to reduce these is a major motivation behind […]

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CARBONN | Climate registry

The world’s largest database on local and subnational climate action 115 Reporting cities which are Mexico City Pact signatories 504 Reporting cities registered on carbonn 163 Reporting cities which are WWF EHCC 2014-2015 participants source: http://carbonn.org/climateregistry/ source: http://carbonn.org/data/report/commitments/?tx_datareport_pi1%5Buid%5D=78

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UA Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Novoperedelkino Subway Station

More than 300,000 Moscow citizens have chosen U-R-A | United Riga Architects to redesign the Novoperedelkino metro station . Aiming to revive the tradition of unique designs for Moscow metro stations, the winning scheme plans to illuminate the underground station with a series of lighted metal panels perforated with archetypal Moscow motifs. read the full […]

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Roads less travelled – Infrastructure funding

PAYING for roads in the United States was once straightforward. Petrol (gasoline) taxes, easy to administer and collect, were directed into the federal Highway Trust Fund. Those revenues were in turn distributed to the states for maintenance and investment. State petrol taxes provided further funds. And because petrol consumption was a rough proxy for road […]

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Circling The Globe_ Road Safety

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Mapnificient: where in 15 minutes?

Mapnificent shows you the area you can reach with public transport from any point in a given time. It is available for major cities in the US and world wide. http://www.mapnificent.net/

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Mobile Cinema in Paolo Sarpi

Il collettivo Parasite2.0 ha portato il cinema per le via della Chinatown milanese. Il progetto è stato ispirato dai carrelli e bici trasportatori che si trovano lungo Via Paolo Sarpi e che sono utilizzati dalla comunità cinese: attrezzature che nel corso degli anni erano divenuto simbolo delle controversie tra residenti italiani e cinesi. Se questi […]

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Congestion isn’t just about highways

Trends indicate that Americans are driving less and have diminished interest in owning a car. But what happens when the transportation modes they switch to become as crowded as the highways they left? Read the full article: http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/20133/congestion-isnt-just-about-highways/

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A Pechino la metro si paga con bottiglie di plastica

I cinesi hanno inventato l’eco-ticket per il trasporto pubblico. È ancora in via di sperimentazione, ma sembra proprio che funzioni e come tutte le idee più o meno geniali è di una semplicità disarmante. Quando escono di casa molti pechinesi non gettano le bottiglie di plastica negli appositi contenitori, ma le portano con sé fino […]

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NIENTE AUTO A NEW YORK

New York. Park Avenue. Una di quelle strade che a occhio e croce diremmo tra le più trafficate al mondo. Magari durante l’anno ma non in agosto. La città di New York ha infatti deciso di chiuderla, a tutte le automobili, per tre sabati estivi, dalle sette del mattino all’una del pomeriggio. Newyorkesi inbici in […]

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India’s second longest (17 km) flyover opened to public in Mumbai

Mumbai: India’s second longest flyover will be made open to the public in Mumbai on Thursday. Almost 17 kilometre long, it is dubbed as India’s longest flyover in an urban area in Mumbai. The much-awaited Eastern Freeway being thrown open Thursday ahead of schedule, after angry citizens tired of braving potholed, congested roads, protested the […]

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EuroVelo: the European cycle route network

EuroVelo è una rete di percorsi di lunga distanza ideati e realizzati per connettere e mantenere unita l’intera Europa. I percorsi possono essere usati sia per viaggiare come cicloturisti sia per spostarsi localmente nei movimenti quotidiani o nelle gite fuoriporta. Iniziativa della Comunità Europea e di European Cyclists’ Federation, attualmente la rete comprende 14 percorsi […]

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Assessment of India’s Emissions Control Measures Released

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the past, present, and potential future direction of vehicle emissions control measures in India, setting Indian policy options in the context of international experience and consensus best practice. This multi-year project has benefitted from some fortuitous timing, according to the ICCT. […]

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Coaxing drivers to choose not to cruise

University of Portland’s Meckler insists that a successful anti-cruising campaign will have to show people that the value of the extra walking is a “current gain,” not a far-off, hard-to-quantify future health gain. And it will have to convince people that by parking they will avoid a negative, because that’s more powerful than a positive […]

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LA SPESA GIUSTA È IN STAZIONE

Il consumo sostenibile di beni agroalimentari è una tematica ampia e oramai molto discussa a qualunque livello, da quello accademico a quello “operativo”. Nel nostro peregrinare tra progetti, buone pratiche, luoghi, abbiamo incontrato qualcosa di semplice a innovativo che vorremmo raccontare sottoforma di intervista diretta. L’ospite si chiama Laura Gallo ed è una delle promotrici […]

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ITS e smart mobility: è l’ora delle scelte

I Sistemi di Trasporto Intelligenti ( ITS ) svolgono un ruolo determinante per un uso più efficiente delle infrastrutture, veicoli e piattaforme logistiche e per lo sviluppo delle smart cities. Per l’Associazione Italiana della Telematica per i Trasporti e la Sicurezza una strategia nazionale per gli ITS dovrebbe identificare gli interventi di maggiore efficacia, rimuovendo […]

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Nasce la zona a traffico pedonale privilegiato

Nasce l’isola ambientale – denominata “Zona a traffico pedonale privilegiato” – tra corso Como e Porta Garibaldi, che interessa viale Pasubio, via Maroncelli, via Quadrio, il cavalcavia Bussa, via Tazzoli, via Speri, via Bonnet, via di Tocqueville, via Massimo D’Azeglio, via de Cristoforis, via Rosales, viale Monte Grappa (tra piazza XXV Aprile e via Melchiorre […]

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D.C. Defends Proposal to Change Mandatory Parking Minimums

Under the new proposal, developers would no longer be required to construct a minimum number of parking spaces in new apartment housing, office, and retail space in downtown D.C., near Metro rail stations, and in busy bus corridors. Office of Planning Director Harriet Tregoning told council members that the current rules are outdated, prescribing a […]

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Presto 30 km orari su un terzo della rete stradale di Parigi

Parigi fa sul serio: Dalle 70 zone con limite di velocità di 30 km / h si arriverà a 100 entro la fine del mese di giugno! Un terzo della rete stradale di Parigi sarà allora decelerato. Lo ha annunciato lo scorso Lunedì, l’amministrazione della città sottolineando la sua determinazione nel voler respingere il predominio […]

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