The year is 1960, and you’ve just gotten a shiny new Chevy Impala. How will gas prices over the next 50 years change your driving habits?
Posts Tagged ‘transportation’
It seems reasonable to seek a little solace in the suburbs – buy a home on a cul-de-sac, and you get reduced traffic and a more neighborly feel. But are all those dead-end streets harming our health?
TweetA cyclist is a kind of wheeled chimera with the head of a pedestrian and the body of a small, slow car. They make their way seamlessly between street and sidewalk habitats with hardly a backward glance, obeying road signs only when its convenient. This street-to-sidewalk fluidity is one of my biggest frustrations as a [...]
Tweet The Eko Light, from designer Damjan Stankovic, promises to curb pollution, reduce fuel consumption, reduce stress, and improve safety – bold claims for a traffic light. The concept incorporates a progress bar in the familiar red-light, so drivers will know how long they need to wait for green. Presumably, drivers could turn off the [...]
TweetI like the idea of taking one day a week to share the blogs I read, as you might find them interesting too. To kick off, allow me to present Information Aesthetics, which “explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization.” Maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, a Senior Lecturer at [...]
TweetThe thing I find fascinating about carbon accounting is that it provides an even playing field to compare seemingly disparate objects or activities. For instance, which is worse: driving a Volkswagen Golf, or owning a cat? Answer: it’s almost too close to call. Robert and Brenda Vale, architects from New Zealand, have published a new [...]
TweetI hate to feel vindicated by the recent report from Edmunds.com stating that the Cash for Clunkers program failed to live up to its economic promise, but my arguments that C4C was a very expensive way to “cut carbon” bears out in the market place. Still, I’m disappointed to see the White House feebly defend [...]
TweetI’ve been writing UNC’s climate action plan over the past couple of weeks, leaving me unable to come up with relevant blog posts after work. That is, until people started hailing the “Cash for Clunkers” progam as a panacea for our earth, our economy, and our newly acquired car companies. From my perspective, the program [...]