On the road II: Drive Across America for Free

On the road II: Drive Across America for Free Look, it’s summer and who knows where you are today.  But if at one point you happen to be there, and you want really to see and understand some important truths about the United States of America, there is nothing like forgetting about the plane and hitting the road. S tay off the Interstate and make your way across the country on local and state roads, stopping frequently in small towns along the way, not just to sleep and eat but to walk around town and talk to people. Try to find bed-and-breakfasts in … Read More

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Toward a new paradigm for transport in cities: Let’s see what Carlos Pardo has to say

Toward a new paradigm for transport in cities: Let's see what Carlos Pardo has to say The Stuttgart conference of Cities for Mobility this year represented an important step forward in the construction of a well-defined agenda for new mobility that up until the present time has been sadly lacking. But what we have managed to develop over the last two decades is a certain number of basic principles spanning many different areas and kinds of operational situations, but somehow until now we have failed to put them all together into a … Read More

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SLOWTH: Or why it is so very important (and so very easy) to slow down traffic in cities

SLOWTH: Or why it is so very important (and so very easy) to slow down traffic in cities It is the consistent position of this journal that much of what is wrong with our current transportation arrangements in cities could be greatly alleviated if we can find ways just to slow down. It is very powerful — and it's just not that hard to do.  Get comfortable and have a look. On "slowth": The use of a strange not to say rather ugly word like "slowth" in an attempt to draw attention to the importance of slowing traffic in cities, and why … Read More

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