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A Good Traffic Joke From a Great Humorist and a Bit of Nostalgia
A Good Traffic Joke From a Great Humorist and a Bit of Nostalgia
Ferry-boats in the Bosphorous (left) by Kıvanç and traffic on one of Istanbul’s freeways (right) by Roderick Maclean on flickr Aziz Nesin was a wonderful and prolific Turkish writer, humorist and social/political commentator. I just read a 1992 interview with ...
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Walkable Washington
Walkable Washington
According to Leinberger, Washington’s metro has encouraged walkability. Photo by MatthewBradley from Flickr. According to a study put out by Christopher B. Leinberger of the Brookings Institute, Washington DC has the most “walkable places” – it has 20 – per ...
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¡Viva Granada!
¡Viva Granada!
One of Granada’s clean and nice-looking bus stops. Photo by celikins from Flickr. In October, I spent a few days in Granada, Spain, with my daughter, Lorna. A quick stop by the city’s Tourist Information office gave us the info ...
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The Beautiful Bikepaths of Bogotá
The Beautiful Bikepaths of Bogotá
Although slightly long, this video by the good people at StreetFilms has a lot to offer the urban enthusiast. Long-considered a dangerous country plagued by narcotics and violence, Colombia is actually at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop ...
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Covering the UN’s Climate Change Conference
Covering the UN’s Climate Change Conference
The entrance to the conference. Photo by Maria Cordeiro. Bali, Indonesia World leaders from 191 countries have convened in Bali, Indonesia for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, a two week event aimed at setting the agenda for a plan ...
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Walking as Dissent
Walking as Dissent
Photo of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway by See-ming Lee on flickr. Author Will Self walks. He walks where people are not meant to walk. He walks out of airports into cities and from cities into airports. He has walked from the middle ...
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Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
Crossing the busy streets of Hanoi can be a challenge. Photo by redpolkadot.
In Ho Chi Minh City, over 2 million bikes navigate the streets, creating the ebbs and flows in this city’s tide of traffic. All throughout Vietnam the motorbike is the essence of personal mobility, forming the backbone of the national ...
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Introducing the Islamic Car
Introducing the Islamic Car
Malaysian car manufacturer, Proton, along with partners in Iran and Turkey, are developing what they call the “Islamic car,” outfitted with a compass to tell the direction of Mecca and compartments for storing a headscarf and Koran. The idea came ...
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Covering the UN's Climate Change Conference
The entrance to the conference. Photo by Maria Cordeiro. Bali, Indonesia World leaders from 191 countries have convened in Bali, Indonesia for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, a two week event aimed at setting the agenda for a plan ...
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It's Not Easy Being a Hummer Owner
This video from the Wall Street Journal talks about the trials and tribulations of Hummer owners in Tokyo, Japan. Part of the allure of owning a Hummer here is the hassle: “It’s like dating a difficult woman,” one mechanic tells ...