April 30, 2003 


'Slugging'

DC Burbs: In a brilliant coincidence of free market meets restrictive road-rules meets hitch-hiking, a phenomenon known as 'slugging' has taken off around Washington. (NYtimes article). In order to use special 'high occupancy vehicle' lanes on the freeway, you need... [read on...]

Posted at 10:06 AM | Please feel free to comment (1)
Category:
Transit

 April 24, 2003 


Dual Jet Bridges

Calgary: A fully packed airliner can take ages to empty. It's especially frustrating when you're stuck in the back. WestJet airlines however, has just introduced second jetways at Calgary airport that attach to the rear of the plane, making the... [read on...]

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Category:
Aviation

 April 23, 2003 


David Rumsey Map Collection

Online: If you're interested in maps, this collection should prove especially fascinating. The Japanese ones are especially good. By downloading a java application you can overlay maps from various periods with vectored graphics representiting current geography, including roads, highways, and... [read on...]

Posted at 04:28 PM
Category:
Geography/Maps

 April 22, 2003 


BART to SFO starts June 22

San Francisco: Now taking bets as to whether this will actually happen, but a date has finally been announced for the BART extension to San Francisco Airport: June 22. Thank god. Unfortunately, only one train out of four will actually... [read on...]

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Category:
Transit

 April 15, 2003 


Geographic Positioning Online

Your IP Address: If it works properly, the map below should pinpoint your country. It's not smart enough to figure out where in the US you are, but that's not far away! The implications of this technology at the moment... [read on...]

Posted at 07:15 PM | Please feel free to comment (1)
Category:
Geography/Maps , Internet

 April 10, 2003 


Buried Parking on a Massive Scale

Monte Carlo: Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world, and a very popular destination for tourists. There is virtually no space on the surface to be wasted for parking, so it's all underground. (Unless you drive something... [read on...]

Posted at 06:42 PM
Category:
Cars