September, 2013

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Would an in-vehicle ‘black box’ make the streets safer?

, Sep 04, 2013

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If every driver complied with the letter of the road law, the streets would be far safer places. One way to do that would be to make a ‘black box’ recorder mandatory in every vehicle
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An Avalanche of links for urbanists

, Jul 09, 2013

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Cool happenings in Paris; Give Way signs for pedestrians; Weird is good for Portland; the streetcar of the future; the largest building in the world; inequality; what makes a work of art seem dated; the economics of 'slut-shaming'; the opportunity cost of streets; and more
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Are millennials the key reason for the fall-off in driving?

, Jun 20, 2013

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The miles travelled by car has been falling for some years in developed countries. A new study by US PIRG says a key reason is millennials have lost interest in driving, but some critics disagree
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Could driverless cars reshape our major cities?

, Apr 22, 2013

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Car makers say autonomous vehicles are imminent. If so, they could dramatically reshape our cities, yet current long-term planning for our biggest cities assumes they'll never happen
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What drives higher public transport use?

, Oct 08, 2012

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The high cost of travelling by car is the main reason why Germany has five times as many public transport users as the US.

Energy efficiency in transport – some surprises!

, Apr 01, 2010

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The latest edition of the Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 28 was released last year by the US Department of Energy (Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy). I’ve derived the accompanying graph from Chapter 2 of the report. There are a couple of points of interest here. In particular, the data shows that load […]