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Iran’s railway revolution

How the Islamic Republic is set to become the land bridge that connects the continents. read the article: http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/markets/how-islamic-republic-set-become-land-br8i8d8ge/

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Bus driverless in Swiss the first experimental services

Su incarico della Posta, AutoPostale Svizzera SA intende testare per due anni a Sion due navette autonome. Lo farà insieme ad altri partner quali la città di Sion, il Canton Vallese e il Politecnico federale di Losanna. È la prima volta in Svizzera che un’azienda di trasporto utilizza questa tecnologia negli spazi pubblici per il […]

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Kings Cross—London’s Changing Landscape in Microcosm

If you want to see how London has changed, come to Kings Cross. The central London neighborhood, where The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are hosting the CityLab 2015 conference October 18-20, is an almost perfect barometer of the radical changes Britain’s capital has seen over the past two decades. Source: http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/10/kings-crosslondons-changing-landscape-in-microcosm/410668/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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When form overtakes function

Why Can’t Transportation Mega-Projects Be Both Beautiful and Practical? Nestled among the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan, at the crossroads of 42nd Street and Park Avenue, rests the 101-year-old Grand Central Terminal. Designed by the early-20th-Century architectural powerhouses of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, this Beaux-Arts masterpiece, along with the Park Avenue tunnels, cost […]

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New roundabout in Delft – Delflandplein

As part of a road diet, the Delflandplein roundabout was retrofitted in 2009 to accommodate the high-capacity roads and densely populated neighborhood of Voorhof. The intersection had been signalized with multilane approaches on all four legs. Now it’s a single lane roundabout, with a single approach and departure lane at each leg. It still allows […]

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What is the full cost of your commute?

At the link you will find Cost of Commute Calculator and datas. This app allows you to compare the costs of travelling by different forms of transportation in Metro Vancouver in a way that takes the broad impacts into account.These include both personal costs borne directly by the individual and costs borne by society at […]

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Mayor Hidalgo inaugurates the city’s first ‘intelligent’ bus shelter

Mayor Hidalgo and Jean-Charles Decaux this week opened the first Parisian bus shelter to be fitted with a touch screen, in the presence of the STIF, the RATP and young designers of innovative digital services. In an ambitious project aiming to transform the the city’s urban landscape, 2,000 Parisian passenger shelters have been modernised, expanded, […]

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New York’s Bus Time program led to about a 2 percent rise overall

It’s obvious why transit riders love real-time information: they can plan their trip and shed the psychological angst that comes with waiting for the next bus or train. But the question for cities is whether or not people love it enough to choose transit over another mode. In other words, is real-time data just a […]

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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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Why India Needs Open Data for Better Urban Mobility

India’s new initiative to create smart cities across the country has brought back to light the need for open and accessible data. Although the government legitimized the Right to Information Act in 2005, the data or information requested is usually provided only to the applicant. The establishment of an opengovernment data platform under 2012’s National […]

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Could Twitter help urban planners improve transport networks?

As far as data analysis is concerned, Twitter is primarily used for retrospective tracking of sentiment and other social data, but could geolocated Tweets be used to plan for the future? Data-mapping work by Eric Fischer suggests that it could. If the volume of geo-tagged Tweets is used a proxy for traffic levels, urban planners […]

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Connectivity and Public Transport

This articles illustrates an innovative analytic methodology that Systematica experimented within the awarded consortium for Moscow River Competition. Systematica focused the analysis in two main field of research: 1) connectivity of the road network and 2) public transport accessibility. These spatial qualities have been used to categorized and classify the different intervention areas and define […]

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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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Il più grande hub di New York: Fulton Street

E’ stata aperta l’avveniristica stazione della metropolitana di Fulton Street, un’opera a cui si è lavorato per anni. L’hub di Fulton Street è il più grande della Grande Mela, e vi confluiscono tutte le principali linee della metro e si calcola che sarà frequentato da circa 300 mila persone al giorno. La struttura è costata […]

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M4, il tracciato si può migliorare

Articolo di Fabio Casiroli sulla prima pagina del Corriere dell Sera, martedì 11-11-14.

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Moscow metro opens virtual library of Russian classical literature

Its design is already hailed as a masterpiece of modern art, now Moscow’s metro system is increasing its cultural credentials by opening a virtual library of Russian classical literature. More than 100 canonical Russian books have been made available for commuters to download for free on train platforms, where scanning a code with a smartphone […]

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Access Across America: Transit 2014 Accessibility Maps

The following maps show summary accessibility data and maps for each of the 46 metropolitan areas included in the study. The maps show 30-minute accessibility values at the Census block level. Lighter colors indicate few jobs can be reached within 30 minutes; darker colors indicate more jobs can be reached within 30 minutes. At the […]

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Non è un’Expo per disabili: odissea in carrozzina sulla metropolitana milanese

*Prigionieri* in un terminal sotterraneo che non ha uscite e costringe chi lo affronta a girare per ore intorno alla meta tra* ascensori rotti*, servoscale difettosi, *uscite**bloccate*. *Metropolitana* *di* *Milano*, città di *Expo* *2015*, l’evento di massa che tra meno di un anno dovrebbe richiamare nel capoluogo lombardo un flusso di *200mila*persone portatrici di *disabilità […]

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maltabus – last ride

Breve documentario sulla transizione dal vecchio al nuovo sistema di bus a Malta. Recommended! maltabus from Opificio Ciclope on Vimeo.

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Kutsuplus in Helsinki will make driving license useless

Ten years from now, transportation in Helsinki may operate very differently from the current system. The service will be run by transportation operators, through which the regular citizen can buy all they want with a click. This does not only entail public transportation within the city, but also carpool, taxi, a train ticket to Tampere […]

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Transitmix

​Transitmix (www.transitmix.net) is simple way to think about transit in terms of bus requirements and real costs. Developed by a group of Code for America fellows, TransitMix is conceived as “a sketching tool for transit planners (both professional and armchair) to quickly design routes and share with the public.“ Basically, the user draws a route […]

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France: 3cm more than standard trains

France faces rail chaos after 2000 new trains are built 3cm TOO WIDE fro station platform. The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros ($20.5bn; £12.1bn) are too wide for many regional platforms. This embarrassing blunder has so far cost the rail operator over […]

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The Difficulty of Mapping Transit ‘Deserts’

The *Chicago Tribune* reports that Chicago is not on pace to meet its goal of doubling transit ridership by 2040. A little early to call things, sure, but the fact is the transit network isn’t connecting workers with jobs. The *Tribune* says that “most jobs in the region can’t be reached in a 90-minute commute” […]

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Starbucks Builds One of Its Smallest Stores Ever on a Swiss Train

source: http://skift.com/2013/11/14/starbucks-builds-one-of-its-smallest-stores-ever-on-a-swiss-train/#1

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New high-speed rail to link Moscow and Kazan

A new high-speed rail line will connect Moscow and Russia’s Muslim region of Tatarstan. The projected cost is $30 billion for the link, which will cut travel time to the 2018 FIFA World Cup site from 14 hours to 3.5 hours. Experts weigh the project’s potential economic costs and ecological side-effects. infographic of major project […]

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high-speed rail improves quality of urban life

Economists studying the effects of implementing high-speed rail systems say that the benefits to people and places where they are built make the technology a winning infrastructure investment. Public policy and economics experts from UCLA and China’s Tsinghua University conducted the study, which looked at the results of China’s investments in an expanding high-speed train […]

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Mumbai’s rail commuters pay a high human price for public transport

At the height of the Mumbai rush hour getting on to a train is like trying to find somewhere to sit in a rugby scrum. On the platforms anyone wearing spectacles carefully puts them away. Travellers take a big breath and push forward into the tightly packed crowd, finally gaining a toehold on the running […]

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Do we really need sexy mass transit vehicles?

*Cities like Wellington have a strong case for choosing BRT over light rail when it comes to transit expansion, especially when looking for an efficient and low cost solution. Plus, riders may ultimately not really care how sexy a transit vehicle is — provided it picks them up soon and takes them where they need […]

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The Science Of A Great Subway Map

RESEARCHERS AT AN MIT LAB HAVE DEVISED A WAY TO DETERMINE HOW WELL STRAPHANGERS CAN COMPREHEND A SUBWAY MAP IN A SINGLE GLANCE. MASSIMO VIGNELLI REALLY *DID* KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING. read the full article: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3020708/evidence/the-science-of-a-great-subway-map?partner=newsletter

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La dura vita del pendolare italiano

Treni e autobus per i pendolari sono mezzi in via d’estinzione. Ogni mattina 8 milioni di persone lottano per salire a bordo. I passeggeri aumentano, perché la crisi obbliga tanti a lasciare l’auto nel parcheggio o a cercare una casa meno cara lontano dalla metropoli. Le corse invece diminuiscono, per scelta o per mancanza di […]

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TFL ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR TUBE FROM 2015

Tube trains will run throughout the night at weekends, London Underground has announced – but most tube ticket offices will go and 750 jobs will be lost. From 2015, trains will run on Friday and Saturday nights on core parts of the tube network, as part of a package of measures for a “21st-century tube […]

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Berlin Hauptbahnof

Novembre 2013

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London, Tomorrow’s Tube

Step off an up escalator at Oxford Circus station and you’re at a gateway to the most famous shopping avenues in the land. But if you didn’t already know that, could you tell? Exit signs provide compass point directions to different sides of Oxford Street and Regent Street but nothing more. The retail presence comprises […]

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Venezia, Ovovia sul Ponte della Costituzione.

L’11 Novembre è entrata in funzione l’ovovia sul ponte della Costituzione, ideato da Santiago Calatrava, a Venezia. Una “apertura” in sordina della struttura realizzata per agevolare il passaggio da una sponda all’altra del Canal Grande per le persone con disabilità che giunge a conclusione delle varie verifiche compiute in questi mesi. Il comune di Venezia […]

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World’s first and largest urban PRT system is announced; Amritsar North India breaks ground on 12 December 2011

Ultra Fairwood, the collaboration between Ultra and Fairwood created to bring the Ultra technology to Asia, has been awarded a contract for the world’s first urban Passenger Rapid Transport (PRT) system in Amritsar, India. Amritsar represents the first urban application of PRT. At peak capacity the Amritsar system can carry up to 100,000 passengers a […]

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High-speed rail – Accounting trips

The revised case for a high-speed railway still rests on some dodgy assumptions FOR the first time in many months, advocates for HS2 are exhaling. The Labour Party had been scathing about the plan to build a new, fast railway line between London, Leeds and Manchester, beginning in 2017. Its leaders are now lukewarm, though […]

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Underground, overground – Transport for London

FROM his offices high above Victoria station, Glenn Keelan, an engineer, looks down on a hive of activity. Huge diggers chew up and spit out earth just outside the 19th-century façade of the original station. Nearby, workers are lowered in boxy metal cages to work on an emergency entrance. By the time the extension is […]

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Franchi Svizzeri sui Binari Italiani

Prestito per adeguare le nostre linee all’apertura del Gottardo MILANO ? Come un prestito fra vicini di casa nel momento del bisogno, così quello approvato dalla Svizzera verso l’Italia è un aiuto economico fra nazioni vicine in tempo di crisi. Infatti nell’ambito del progetto Alptransit, l’alta velocità elvetica, il Consiglio degli Stati, il senato del […]

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Four Wheels Good-Two Whells Bad_ Bicycles and Rickshaws in India

FOUR-WHEELS-GOOD-TWO-WHEELS-BAD_-BICYCLES-AND-RICKSHAWS-IN-INDIA.pdf

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Not Driving but Sleeping_Railways in Buenos Aires

NOT-DRIVING-BUT-SLEEPING_-RAILWAYS-IN-BUENOS-AIRES.pdf

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Copenhagen: il Cityring in costruzione

A Copenhagen è in costruzione un’ampia estensione della metropolitana. Il Cityring, la cui apertura è prevista nel 2018, sarà una circolare intorno al centro della città con 17 stazioni. http://www.domusweb.it/it/portfolio/2013/09/17/la_costruzione_delmetrodicopenhagen.html

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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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On the value of crowding in public transport for île-de-France

Since the mid 90’s, public transport patronage in Île-de-France (the Paris region) has increased substantially: over the last decade alone a 20% growth was observed. This growth, even though it was an aim of the Sustainable Urban Mobility plan adopted in 2000, was not completely anticipated. Consequently, the capacity is no longer sufficient to meet […]

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Milano – Il Cipe approva il finanziamento per la M4

Il Cipe, il Comitato Interministeriale per la Programmazione Economica, ha approvato un finanziamento di 172 milioni che saranno utilizzati per la realizzazione della linea quattro della metropolitana milanese leggi l’articolo: http://milano.ogginotizie.it/270343-milano-il-cipe-approva-il-finanziamento-per-la-m4/#.Ui9SRNJSh8E

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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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Indore launches India’s first full BRT system

The new iBus service in the city of Indore, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is now transporting more than 23,000 passengers per day after just 100 days of operation. Madhya Pradesh’s first full Bus Rapid Transit system offers citizens a safe, convenient and comfortable mode of travel. “The iBus has undoubtedly made public […]

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Ecco Hyperloop, il supertreno proiettile che andrà da San Francisco a Los Angeles in 30 minuti

La distanza fra San Francisco e Los Angeles è di 610 chilometri e la si copre in 30 minuti circa con 15 euro di biglietto. Tempi di attesa pari a zero per l’imbarco e non c’è orario, dato che si può partire ogni 30 secondi portando con sé bagaglio e, nel prossimo futuro, anche l’auto. […]

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Arriva Car2go a Milano: il carsharing raddoppia

Il primo car sharing gestito da privati arriva a Milano.Funziona tipo il GuidaMi. Guarda il video: http://video.corriere.it/smart-car2go/a9d94334-fffd-11e2-b484-e2fa3432c794

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In Vancouver, Traffic Decreases as Population Rises

read the full article: http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=11670

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The Transit Project That New York Mayoral Candidates Should Be Talking About

Zupan and colleagues proposed the Triboro Rx as part of RPA’s third regional plan back in 1996. Arcing through the outer boroughs, the X line would connect with at least 20 different subway lines — providing “countless new intra- and inter-borough options,” in the words of the ’96 report. Riders could travel from Sunset Park […]

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Cina, addio al Ministero delle Ferrovie

L’11 marzo 2013 rimarrà una data storica per le ferrovie cinesi: il ministero che sopraintendeva l’immensa rete di binari della Cina è stato sciolto. Le competenze suddivise tra il ministero dei Trasporti, per la parte di controllo, e una società operativa per la gestione del servizio. Ne ha dato notizia un articolo pubblicato dal Corriere […]

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Inauguration du Très Grand Bus marseillais par MPM

Le tout nouveau Bus à Haut Niveau de Service (BHNS) de Marseille a été inauguré le 6 mai 2013 par la Communauté urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole. Son nom : le Très Grand Bus. Ce système de transport, proche de celui du tramway, offre l’avantage de pouvoir être mis en œuvre dans un délai plus court […]

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Nuovo sito dedicato al BRT

Appena lanciato un sito con notizie quotidiane (da verificare) su BRT. Eco il link del sito: http://paper.li/JN_Seattle/1293317119

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THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION HAS PULLED INTO THE STATION

On 5th July, Frédéric Cuvillier and Fleur Pellerin visited the SNCF’s new digital installations at Montparnasse station. Frédéric Cuvillier, French Deputy Minister for Transport and the Maritime Economy, and Fleur Pellerin, French Deputy Minister for the Digital Economy, visited Montparnasse station in order to discover the new digital systems launched by the SNCF. Called “Gares […]

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Apps help passengers avoided overcrowded public transport

Anyone who rides public transport knows that, perhaps second only to delays, overcrowding is a critical part of the passenger experience,” says Nir Erez, CEO of Moovit, the Israel-based social transportation app developer. The app is aimed at taking real-time user feedback on transit and making it available to a wider audience of travellers. Currently […]

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Lagos BRT transformed into an art gallery in motion

Lagos’s BRT system is considered the first BRT system of its kind on the African continent, having introduced its services to the public in 2008. The SeekProject art on the Lagos BRT buses, were realised as part of The Goethe-Institut for the Nigerian 50th year anniversary celebrations and the Lagos Live Arts Festival that was […]

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Tallinn Introduces Free Public Transportation For Residents

Estonia’s capital became the world’s first to introduce free public transport for all of its residents. All that’s required is a transit pass showing you’re a registered Tallinner – and the city’s buses, streetcars and trams are yours for free.

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ITDP Debuts a LEED-Type Rating System for Transit-Oriented Development

Last week, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy released the first draft of a new scoring system that should help identify what really deserves to be called transit-oriented development and what is merely car-centric development pretending to be TOD. ITDP hopes the system will function as an international standard for transit-oriented development — a […]

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Metro per sole donne in India

Dopo le numerose manifestazioni e la spinta mediatica, anche internazionale, seguita alle ripetute violenze su donne e bambine, le autorità cittadine hanno deciso di riservare su ogni convoglio della metropolitana delle carrozze per le donne. source: http://www.clickmobility.it/mobility/permalink/metro-per-sole-donne-in-india.action

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A Shanghai informazioni in tempo reale sui bus con i QR Codes

Quick Response codes, o più semplicemente QR codes, in fase di sperimentazione sono stati installati presso alcune fermate di autobus a Shanghai, Cina, per consentire ai passeggeri di conoscere gli orari di arrivo e i percorsi dei bus. I passeggeri possono infatti ottenere informazioni in tempo reale scannerizzando il QR Code con il proprio smartphone. […]

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Il piano di Milano per la mobilità sostenibile Potenziare il car sharing, riformare la sosta e incentivare le auto elettriche: sono i tre obiettivi per ridurre traffico e inquinanti nell’aria

Per il car sharing la novità più interessante riguarda l’apertura al servizio a nuovi operatori privati che consentirebbe di potenziare il numero di auto in “condivisione” dalle attuali 132 unità del servizio GuidaMi a un numero compreso tra 600 e 2.100 unità. Unici requisiti richiesti ai nuovi fornitori sono l’impiego di auto Euro 5 o […]

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Colombia Uses Public Transport To Drive Societal Change

The public transportation system in Medellin, Colombia, is one of the most successful in the world. It is successful for promoting not just environmental sustainability, but social equity as well. In 2012, it was named one of the top transport systems in the world by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a global […]

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