June 30, 2017

Thank you, Bea Varnai, for sharing your photo and your #cityexplorations with us, concerning the increasing popularity of cable cars as an urban transport mode! She writes about Mexico's first cable car line, the so called "Mexicable": "Ecatepec, Estado de México, prob...

June 30, 2017

The case of Medellín, once one of the most dangerous cities in the world, is an important example for how public transport provides the right to the city and inclusion, leading to a remarkable change of the security situation and outstanding transformation of life qual...

June 30, 2017

In the past, Comuna 13 was dominated by armed conflicts between drug gangs and paramilitaries. With the construction of the escalators, the community retook the power of their neighbourhood. Before, the inhabitants had to climb an equivalent of 28 levels to reach their...

June 29, 2017

Public Transport in Germany includes various transportmodes among them the S-bahn. It is very practical to live in any large German city or metropolitan area without owning a car. Even medium-sized cities have good public transportation networks that use buses, trams,...

June 29, 2017

In 2016 Dar es Salaam's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system started to operate. It is a less cost-intensive alternative to other public transport systems such as underground metro or overground tram systems. 

In the case of Dar es Salaam, the BRT has been introduced to red...

June 28, 2017

"Boda Boda bicycle taxis occupy a particular passenger niche market. This niche takes the form of relatively inexpensive and short 'for hire' service trips largely for accessing work activities [...] and off-road trips in high density unplanned settlements where higher...

June 27, 2017

Bonde is a historical train operating in Rio de Janeiro since the end of 19th century. Till today it's connecting the Centro and Santa Theresa free of charge.

#transportmode #publictransport #mobility #tram#urbanplanning #culturalheritage #heritage #train#explore_city...

June 24, 2017

Kampala, Uganda's capital is affected by traffic jams throughout the day. Like in the case of Dar es Salaam, we posted on earlier this week, an alternative transportmode to avoid being stuck in traffic are Bodabodas (motorcycle taxis). But how to deal from a urban plan...

June 23, 2017

Bangkok is the second-most congested city in the world. Impressively, one can find mobility on water, streets or high above, no matter if on ferry or speetboat, "skytrain", tuc tuc, or various other vehicles on the road.

#mobility #transport #congestion #urban#samesam...

June 20, 2017

To avoid long waiting hours in traffic a popular and quick but also very dangerous alternative to private vehicles are Bodabodas - motorcycle taxis which manoeuvre their way through long queues of cars and if necessary across side walks putting pedestrians at times at...

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