Archive for public transport

Learning from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco

I recently came back from a study trip in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. I visited these cities because they are all dealing with challenges that are top on the list in New Zealand as in many other places – accommodating growth through intensification,…

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Transit interfaces: where is the pleasure?

Transit interfaces: where is the pleasure?

Crossrail will be an important game-changer for London’s transit flows and a key asset for many decades to come, establishing direct connections for number of important links and providing services through 10 urban stations. Images of these stations have been published and give the feeling…

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Reopening of the Buenos Aires – Cordoba railway line

It is again possible to travel by train between the two cities. With class, and some enthousiasm too: the trip takes 21 hours, against 9 to 11 by bus (and approximately 7 by car). With class, as the brand new trains offer sleeping compatrments and…

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Buenos Aires’s traffic addiction: some possible explanations

I have been living in Buenos Aires for 4 months now, and trying to figure out how the city worked, from the transportation point of view (among others!). I won’t pretend that I achieved that, of course, but observing and reading local researchers’ papers brought…

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Plan directeur de Sao Paulo

Plan directeur de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo partait de loin, en termes d’aménagement du territoire. Ghettoïsation extrême dans les favelas, où vivent 1.3 millions de personnes et risques: plus de 800 incendies entre 2005 et 2012, peu d’intervention des systèmes de secours, des dommages gigantesques. Le sujet devient un thème…

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