Category Archives: Transport

Rail carries 10 times more than bus

Rail is needed in all of the world’s cities as it can enable travel time savings and space efficiencies no longer achievable by car and bus. Rail can carry 20 times as many people compared to a single lane of … Continue reading

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Robot taxis in Netherlands

Sorry taxi drivers, but the self-driving shuttles are coming. On the plus side? This will probably lower the cost of cabs, creating a culture that devalues owning and driving one’s own car, and values instead the freedom of the robot … Continue reading

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Sprawl costs America $1 TRILLION annually!

This is amazing. How dumb are we for building sprawl across the western world? Washington, DC, March 19th: Urban sprawl costs the American economy more than US$1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy. These … Continue reading

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‘Peak cars’ from clever city design, NOT peak oil!

The Guardian is running the most encouraging news headline I’ve seen in a long time. I grabbed my coffee, and sat and stared in wonder at this headline. It’s a thing of beauty. End of the car age: how cities … Continue reading

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Koch bros BAN Bus Rapid Transit!

As Motherboard said: The cheap, quick to deploy, pollution preventing, economy stimulating BRT has actually been BANNED! “But even this relatively elegant transit solution attracted the ire of powerful interests that find public transit distasteful. Spurred on by the Koch brothers’ influential … Continue reading

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GO BIKE LANES!

 separated bike lanes have doubled cyclists on the road but led to fewer total injuries among them. injuries halved bike lanes in Sydney carry as many people as in cars on adjacent traffic lanes. More at SMH

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Airships, trucks, and trains compared

The ton-mile’s of various craft were compared in this Next Big Future post. Wikipedia defines Gross-ton-miles as “Gross Ton Mile (GTM) is commonly used in Rail Transportation. Gross Ton Mile is the product of total weight (including the weight of … Continue reading

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