Extremely useful! Maps show the best coffee shops by subway stops
Getting around San Francisco just got easier, at least if you don’t mind a little bit of wind in your face. The Scoot Network and its fleet of electric-powered scooters just announced that it was expanding, adding five new locations for riders around the city for a grand total of 17 Scoot hubs.
What is Scoot, exactly? Think a CitiBike or ZipCar membership but for green-friendly, Vespa-like mopeds. Since launching 16 months ago, Scoot claims its members have treaded over 50,000 miles, and have kept 62,000 pounds of CO2 out of the environment.
For cyclists, a drone to fly in front of and behind you to warn of upcoming danger.
Does your next ride look like this? The Citi.Transmitter is a single-seat modular transportation device which aims to help solve our urban traffic problems.
The submerged NYC public transit system is awe-inspiring to look at. Just as important is what happens next time—because there is a good chance there will be a next time.
Little pods that shoot you from your door to major transit hubs are a staple of science fiction, and plans to make them reality have often failed. But a new venture in India aims to be the first fully operation PRT system in the world.
We might have planes, trains, and automobiles, but nature has a monopoly on creatures that can move around as quickly and efficiently as possible. Now everyone from car designers to city planners are looking to the natural world for inspiration in better ways of getting us from point A to point B.
London’s Futuristic New Double-Decker Bus Hits The Streets
“There’s something pretty cool about going to a site and being able to rent a bike from someone in Australia, Romania, Paris, or Austin, Texas.”
Watch the choreographed chaos of the moving parts of Ho Chi Minh city in this beautiful time lapse video.
A truck that travels 93,000 miles would save 528 gallons of diesel fuel and five tons of CO2.
We were just talking about this! It’s a good thing some states are starting to wise up about high speed rail. (Ahem, Florida— play sad trombone. They will catch up… one day.)
“California, Illinois and 13 other states, along with Amtrak, will share $2 billion in federal grants aimed at developing high-speed rail service, money that had been rejected by Florida, officials announced on Monday,” report Richard Simon and Michael Muskal. At least $300 million is slated for the San Francisco-Los Angeles link.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
The sad slow death of America’s passenger trains. No one takes the train anymore, so why pour more money into it, right? But perhaps no one takes the train because there are no trains to take. If rail travel was cheap, and convenient and fast, there is no telling what the market might be.