There Must Be a Catch, Right?
Imagine if SmartBike was paying you for your pedal power. Flickr photo by afagen.
Via Inhabitat, I see that Chiyu Chen, a student at the Royal College of Art, has designed what must be the most awesome bike-sharing technology ever. Using the same technology that the Prius has to recapture the bike’s kinetic energy ...
An Easy Fix: Build Out New Hampshire Ave Sidewalk
An Easy Fix: Build Out New Hampshire Ave Sidewalk
Mostly I’m skeptical of small attempts to reclaim a particular patch of land from cars. I don’t generally think that the war will be won battling block by block, but rather through macro policy shifts. But sometimes there’s a site ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
“Earth Bike” Travels Through China
“Earth Bike” Travels Through China
A man with a mission travels around China by three-wheeled motorbike, shaped as a giant globe, to educate regular Chinese citizens about the importance of protecting the environment. He said he was inspired to save the earth by watching a ...
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Photo by gautam. When the deal to build the Hyderabad Metro was announced a year ago, the transport community in India (and beyond) was very excited by the innovative financial arrangement: a Rs 12,132 crores (USD 2,515 million) project with ...
Learning to Love L'Enfant
Generally, I’m not such a fan of the L’Enfant plan for D.C. I’m from Boston originally, and always feel more at home on illogically winding streets than rationalist straight lines. I think that the L’Enfant plan also makes it easier ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Photo by Washington State Department of Transportation.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy  (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
What's Going on in D.C. Development Politics?
Photo by sortofbreakit.
Funny business abounded in D.C. development news yesterday. I’m not sure what to make of it, so if you have any sense, please help me out. First, the Washington Business Journal reported that Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Kwame Brown have ...
Thoughts on the Metro Hearing
Photo by umucari.
For the liveblog that I’ll be commenting on, click here. Below are my random thoughts on the whole hearing. On one level, I feel silly writing anything at all. This was largely, as far as I could tell, Eleanor Holmes ...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota’s Transformation
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota’s Transformation
As a Bogotano, I’m always excited to hear and see good things from my own city. This video happens to be a crash course in how the city transformed itself in a short time, with great images of what happened ...