Posts tagged with 'istanbul'
Bicycling in Istanbul
Bicycling in Istanbul
Photo by Murat Suyabatmaz. Biking in cities doesn’t have to be hazardous to your health. But in Istanbul, you must be extra careful. Besides traffic and air pollution – the usually problems faced by urban cyclists – Istanbul riders have ...
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Systematizing Istanbul's Taxis
Click here to see photo. It’s typical in Istanbul to be walking on an empty street, just enjoying the day, when out of the blue the shriek of a taxi’s horn shatters the peace and quite. It’s an annoying problem, ...
Istanbul: A Pedestrian City?
Istanbul: A Pedestrian City?
Horses, like cars, are allowed in contemporary Istanbul. Photo “on the bosphorus bridge” by saragoldsmith on flickr. Historically, Istanbul – once known as Constantinople – was a pedestrian city, a far cry from what it has become with its streets ...
Istanbul Gets Bus Rapid Transit
Istanbul Gets Bus Rapid Transit
Istanbul has faced chronic traffic congestion for decades. Photo by adstream on flickr. Istanbul is creating 6 new bus rapid transit lines according to The New Anatolian, an English language Turkish newspaper. The director of Istanbul Electric Tram and Funicular ...
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 ...
When It Comes to Transportation, Is It Rational to Be Irrational?
When It Comes to Transportation, Is It Rational to Be Irrational?
Wrapping up Sunday afternoon’s discussion, Lee Schipper, EMBARQ‘s Research Director, asked fellow transportation gurus the “million dollar” question: Why do governments and funders tackling transportation problems so often pursue high-cost solutions, like highways and rail systems, when there are solutions ...