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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bangkok’s Train Market
Bangkok's Train Market
This video is amazing! It shows a market in Bangkok, Thailand that operates literally on top of the train tracks.
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Boston’s Revolutionary Transport Festival
Boston's Revolutionary Transport Festival
This weekend EMBARQ participated in the 5th Annual AltWheels Festival , which is the largest alternative transportation and energy festival on the east coast of the U.S. Held on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, this year’s AltWheels was a flurry of ...
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Choking on Smog
Choking on Smog
Photo from BusinessWeek. In a Pulitzer grab, The New York Times is now running a series of two-page spreads called Choking on Growth about the dark under side – namely environmental contamination – of China’s economic development. Below are several ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Demystifying TranSantiago
Demystifying TranSantiago
TranSantiago in action. Photo by Cobalito. “It is not common for a president to stand before the nation and say ‘Things haven’t gone well,” Michele Bachelet, Chile’s President, said in March of this year. “But that is exactly what I ...
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What’s Worse: Production or Use?
What's Worse: Production or Use?
Photo by Stephane Foulon. From Road and Track. This week’s addition of BusinessWeek includes an article about Gordon Murray, a celebrated race car designer, who is switching gear and working to create “a compact, fuel-efficient urban vehicle for the masses,” ...
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World Expert in Bus Rapid Transit Systems Joins EMBARQ
World Expert in Bus Rapid Transit Systems Joins EMBARQ
Dario Hidalgo, an international expert in urban mobility and development with extensive experience in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), has joined EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport, as New Business Development Director and Senior Transport Engineer. Hidalgo will ...