10 Things that Make a Great Green City

Jennifer Hattam
Design / Urban Design
December 4, 2009

Efficient Public Transportation

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new york city subway photo

credit: Diego Cupolo

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New York City subway.

While commuters in Beijing, Dubai, and Lausanne, Switzerland, have shiny new metro systems to ride to work, transit authorities in Mexico City, Istanbul, and Los Angeles have cleared the way for buses by simply putting them in their own lanes. But whether they're high-tech or humble, transit solutions that allow people to get around quickly and easily without a car are a key element to a green city.