October 31, 2002 


Car Sharing

YOUR CITY: Now here's a great idea already in place in several US cities, and apparantly in Europe as well! It's called car sharing. It works like this - for a very reasonable membership/mileage fee, you can have access to... [read on...]

Posted at 07:48 PM
Category:
Cars

 October 30, 2002 


California High Speed Rail

THE I-5 CORIDOR: It's about time someone at least attempted to organise a consortium toward getting high speed rail, pardon the pun, on track in the US. And although it's mired in bureaucracy, California seems to be moving ahead nicely.... [read on...]

Posted at 11:45 AM
Category:
Transit

 October 23, 2002 


Argos

LONDON: Brilliance! There is a chain of stores in London, and I presume the rest of the UK, called "Argos". It's a giant megastore that sells everything imaginable. But, unlike the typically hideous suburban mega-store, Argos stores are located in... [read on...]

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Category:
Wildcard

 October 21, 2002 


London Busses

LONDON: I can't bad-mouth London so badly in the right-hand column without mentioning something good: London busses rule. They're reasonably fast, reasonably comfy, and the fare collectors are actually nice. There is an amazing GPS system which tells you when... [read on...]

Posted at 06:45 PM
Category:
Transit

 October 17, 2002 


River Surfing

MUNICH: Yes, that guy is surfing on a river. Not only that, but he's in the middle of Munich. This guy wins the grand prize for innovation. Actually, this is a daily activity on this particular tributary of the... [read on...]

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Category:
Wildcard

 October 16, 2002 


Honor System Busses

BUDAPEST: Aside from traffic, the biggest cause of delay for a bus is the loading and unloading of passengers. Mainly, this is because everyone has to line up at the front door and show their pass or pay their fare,... [read on...]

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Category:
Transit

 October 11, 2002 


Dial-a-bike

MUNICH: This is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Scattered around Munich are flourescent orange bikes, with phone numbers printed on the side, and a self locking mechanism on the rear wheel. If you need to get... [read on...]

Posted at 05:32 PM | Please feel free to comment (3)
Category:
Cycling