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Choices made today may lock in the city’s future for a century, The City Fix says.

April 22, 2016

Weak governance is partly to blame for hours-long traffic jams that can form well outside normal rush hours, The Economist reports. 

November 16, 2015

All ill-planned bus-rapid transit network in India’s capital aggravated motorists by increasing traffic and delays, The Hindu reports. 

September 22, 2015

Some residents worry about a traffic nightmare as Mayor Eric Garcetti pushes car alternatives, the New York Times reports. 

September 10, 2015

Tolls on cars entering the city center may be the only way to alleviate gridlock that turns Bangalore into a rush-hour parking lot, Urb.im reports. 

July 30, 2015

Awards worth US$20,000 will go to Indonesians ages 18 to 35, according to the New Cities Foundation, a cosponsor.

May 20, 2015

Canada’s largest city will analyze statistics about traffic flow to better gauge how it can relieve congestion, the Globe and Mail reports. 

April 14, 2015
Much of Moscow's riverfront is a concrete barrier of roads, parking and industrial sites. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has big plans to make it green.
Timothy Misir March 13, 2015

Information relayed from drivers’ smartphones would enable traffic lights to adjust to changing weather and traffic conditions in real time, The Local Denmark reports.

 
February 12, 2015

Under-investment contributes not only to traffic gridlock but also reduced productivity, a World Bank analyst says.

January 28, 2015
Here's how Denmark's capital city joined with 21 of its suburbs to create a common vision.
Annemarie Zinck November 19, 2014

The only vehicles to be permitted in Madrid’s city center would be those owned by residents who live there and motorcycles and delivery trucks during limited hours, Streetsblog USA reports. 

October 2, 2014

To ease congestion in Phnom Penh, Japan is teaming with the city to install “smart” traffic lights that can be controlled remotely, Next City reports.

August 25, 2014

An annual survey of global traffic congestion offers insights that may be helpful to city planners, Forbes reports. 

July 22, 2014

The new mayor of Paris plans to reduce traffic to a crawl citywide to dissuade people from driving, the World Streets blog reports. 

May 26, 2014
In an interview with Citiscope, transportation researcher Oded Cats discusses findings from his study of Tallinn's free public transit policy.
Christopher Swope January 28, 2014

Carlo Ratti writes in Project Syndicate that self-driving cars would make more efficient use of automobiles and decrease traffic congestion.

January 27, 2014

In Bangalore and other cities in the state of Karnataka, streets are too congested for full-size ambulances, reports the Times of India.

January 24, 2014
Nine English cities said no to having an elected mayor. Bristol voters said yes. The man they picked for the job wants Bristol to be a model medium-sized city for Britain and all the world.
Eugene Byrne January 13, 2014

According to the consumer group U. S. PIRG, the typical American has reduced car trips by eight percent since 2004.

December 30, 2013

In Stockholm, the share of non-motorized travel jumped by 11 percent in just two years, according to a recent report by the European Environment Agency.

December 15, 2013
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