Friday, September 20, 2013

Bogotá Transmilenio BRT depends on 650,000 free bus rides per day and 150 miles of bike lanes

Bus Rapid Transit Policy Center: "As shown above, fares are collected via smart card at the station entrance.  No fare is charged for use of the feeder buses.  Feeder bus operators are compensated through the fares collected at the trunk stations, and up to 20 percent of total fare revenue can be used to support feeder bus operations. "

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Plan to keep oil in the ground a spectacular failure in Ecuador

Deforestation surges as Ecuador kills Amazon protection plan: "Data released this week by Terra-i, a collaborative mapping initiative, shows that deforestation in Ecuador for the first three months of 2013 was pacing more than 300 percent ahead of last year's rate. The report comes shortly after Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa killed off a proposed plan to prohibit oil drilling in Yasuni National Park in exchange for payments equivalent to half the value of the park's unexploited oil reserves. "
This shows us the impossibility of stopping fossil fuels by addressing the supply side. Reducing demand through degrowth and culture change is the only way.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

#Publictransit has reduced traffic injuries and fatalities 40% in Mexico City

Boom and bus: how public transport can curb road deaths as our cities grow | Claudia Adriazola | Global development | "The magnitude of the challenges that cities face calls for new structural solutions. And some cities are making progress on that front. Embarq is working with officials in more than 50 cities across six countries to redesign streets and public spaces, give people better options for getting around, and improve mass transit systems. In Mexico City, for example, Embarq has supported the construction of almost 620 miles of BRT corridors. These transit systems have cut commuting times by nearly 12m hours annually, reduced traffic-related injuries and fatalities by roughly 40%, and eliminated more than 113,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year."

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