Will Technology Save Us?
Will Technology Save Us?
A cut away shot of Lexus’ new hybrid. Photo by Mike Babcock of Flickr. To date, much of the debate swirling around global warming has focused on how new and improved technologies will save us from the dire consequences of ...
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
If you live in a suburb like this one in Las Vegas, it might be hard to walk to the grocery store. Photo by ulybug of Flickr. While surfing the web I found this very interesting website, Walk Score, that ...
What Do Cheap Cars Mean for India's Cities?
An Indian street scene. Photo by Satbir from Flickr. Last week the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune ran a story on the new Tata Car priced at $2,500 coming out in India in 2008. Some time ago ...
In New York City There's a New Way to Cruise the Streets
A picture I shot while cruising New York’s innovative bike lane. Over the weekend I rode down to Chelsea to check out New York City’s newest experiment in sustainable transport: the separated bike lane. At less than 10 blocks (Manhattan ...
The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
A biker struck by a car in Beijing. Courtesy of pmorgan of Flickr. It’s helpful to think about traffic safety with the following thought experiment: What would happen in a democratic forum, if the world’s population, represented by elected officials, ...
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
One of the primary causes of urbanization is what demographers call “rural to urban migration.” Migrants leave their homes in rural areas for a confluence of reasons — degraded farm land, drought, confiscated land, etc. — and move to cities, ...
Weirded Out by Public Transit
Weirded Out by Public Transit
GM thinks you’re a creep and a weirdo if you ride the bus. As the automotive industry ramps up its marketing efforts to target the emerging middle class in places like India, China and Brazil, it helps to crack open ...
What Do Cheap Cars Mean for India’s Cities?
What Do Cheap Cars Mean for India’s Cities?
An Indian street scene. Photo by Satbir from Flickr. Last week the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune ran a story on the new Tata Car priced at $2,500 coming out in India in 2008. Some time ago ...
In New York City There’s a New Way to Cruise the Streets
In New York City There’s a New Way to Cruise the Streets
A picture I shot while cruising New York’s innovative bike lane. Over the weekend I rode down to Chelsea to check out New York City’s newest experiment in sustainable transport: the separated bike lane. At less than 10 blocks (Manhattan ...
Bangkok's Train Market
This video is amazing! It shows a market in Bangkok, Thailand that operates literally on top of the train tracks.