Category Archives: Transport

I’m more excited about Australian electric Semi JANUS than Tesla!

The big surprise for me this week is that I’m more excited by today’s Aussie electric trucking firm Janus than the shiny Tesla semi we’re being promised in a few years. Why? It carries more, better. Tesla Semi carries 40 … Continue reading

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Trackless trams / EV bus-trains are a cheap way to connect precincts

Hi all, good old Professor Peter Newman is still at it – changing Australian neighbourhoods to be more local, walk-able, water-wise, connected and green. One of the key connecting strategies are the so-called “Trackless trams” which can be thought of … Continue reading

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Dubai finally going New Urban – but at what cost?

Hi all,it seems even the giant tourist-attraction city of Dubai is starting to think about New Urban planning. The mantra up to now has been to get people out of the airport and spending money in the city. What’s today’s … Continue reading

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NZ plans to eliminate fossil fuels from transport systems

New Zealand *starts* to make baby-steps into enabling walkable and cycling communities – but there is so much more they could do – and all of us in the Western World. New Urbanism = a tram stop in a town … Continue reading

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Tesla Boring tunnels to replace long distance trains for cargo?

OK, so digging a long tunnel underground instead of using a surface train sounds like an expensive way to go. Except, watch this, and do the math with him. The fact that this is a one-lane tunnel and the pumped … Continue reading

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