Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Greening the Airport"

Clare Lyster's informative article on airport design trends identifies the problem ("Flying, particularly on long-haul flights, is so highly emitting that it dwarfs everything else on an individual carbon budget")  but retreats into the hope that "greener airports" will solve the problem. See The Future of Mobility: Greening the Airport in Design Observer.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

NYT: Deadliest for City’s Walkers: Male Drivers, Left Turns

A report released Monday by New York City’s transportation planners offers unique insight into the precarious life on the city’s streets. Read Deadliest for City’s Walkers: Male Drivers, Left Turns

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DC Expands Bike-Sharing program with Bixi bike

From Treehugger:
Washington DC's SmartBike, the first bike-sharing program in the USA, is about to be supplanted by a much bigger and better bike-share. It will be based on Montréal's Bixi and grow the number of bikes and stations almost ten-fold!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Aircruise - slow travel

The Aircruise luxury airship would carry 100 passengers from New York to London in 37 hours


Concept by Seymour Powell.

From The New York Times

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Guy Negre, a former engineer in the formula race car circuit, is now applying his passion for motor transportation in the field of sustainability. Negre is the owner of Motor Development International (MDI), a company that is developing zero emissions engines that run on compressed air. MDI's most recent attraction is the AirPod, a three passenger transporter that runs off of Negre's patented air compressor engine and and two large air tanks for fuel. Other unorthodox additions to the Air pod are the joystick steering, rear and front doors, and recycled compressor air as AC cooling. Many critics are skeptical as to the saftey and reliability of the new alternative fuel source entering the market. MDIs first order are being put the test as air port transports for AirFrance in January of 2010.


NYC subway car construction

From National Geographic "Ultimate Factories": building a subway car part 2.
(via Core77)