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Friday Fun: Floating, Flame-Throwing, Bottle-Opening, Baby-Carrying Bikes
Reporter Paul Harris floats down the River Cam in eastern England. Photo via the Daily Mail.
The next time you need to thwart enemies or escape evil henchmen on your way to work, consider a spin on the BOND (Built of Notorious Deterrents) Bike, “designed to combat the things that most annoy the urban cyclist: Handlebar-mounted flamethrower to ...
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Would You Drive a Car that Drives Itself?
Would you trust yourself with a robot—like Total Recall's Johnny Cab—behind the wheel? Image via cracked.com.
Google’s wheels are spinning again. Earlier this month, the company made headlines with its $1 million investment in Shweeb’s bicycle monorail, and now, the company is venturing into the car business. Last week, Google announced its new technology for cars ...
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America by Car: Lee Friedlander’s Photography
An image from Friedlander's 2002 photograph. Photo by Friedlander.
Following in the tradition of  American photographers like Walker Evans is Lee Friedlander.  Since the 1950s, Friedlander has focused on everyday Americana, creating expansive black and white images of the social landscape. His latest photographic exploration focuses on views of ...
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Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 2: Modernizing Public Transportation
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. In ...
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Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 1: Modernizing Public Transportation
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. A ...
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TheCityFix Picks, October 15: Select Bus Service Debuts in NYC, Aussies Walk the Most, Alt Fuels Celebrated
Australia ranks as the country with pedestrians who walk the most on a daily basis. Photo by Chris Freeland.
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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America by Car: Lee Friedlander's Photography
Following in the tradition of  American photographers like Walker Evans is Lee Friedlander.  Since the 1950s, Friedlander has focused on everyday Americana, creating expansive black and white images of the social landscape. His latest photographic exploration focuses on views of ...
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New Bicycling Policy In Peru Paves Way For Safer Streets
Kids bicycling in Lima, Peru. Photo by Luca
A new national level policy issued in Lima, Peru on October 8 gives priority to strong biking legislation in Peru.  The press release (translated here in English) explains key components of the legislation: “In order to comply with this standard, ...
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Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 2: Modernizing Public Transportation
Photo by Luis Molina.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. In ...
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Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 1: Modernizing Public Transportation
Optibus BRT station in Leon, Mexico. Photo by CTS-México.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. A ...