Browsing the "Infrastructure" Category

Norway Ponders Floating Tunnel To Cross Fjords

July 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

How do you cross a storm tossed fjord that is 3000 feet wide and 4,300 feet deep? Norway is exploring the use of floating tunnels tethered to pontoons on the surface. The idea may be more sensible than it sounds at first.


Highway Infrastructure And Racial Politics

April 3rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

America's highway infrastructure has added trillions of dollars to the national economy but not all members of society have benefited. Many highways have destroyed poor communities that stood in their path.


Surprise, Surprise: Car-Free Sundays Cut Pollution & Noise

March 9th, 2016 | by Kyle Park Points

In São Paulo, Brazil, citizens are enjoying less air and noise pollution – at least on one day a week. On Sundays, during what is called Paulista Aberta, motor traffic is restricted on the popular Paulista Avenue and the street is dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians


Bike Infrastructure Planned For San Diego

March 5th, 2016 | by Kyle Park Points

Recently, Next City reported on San Diego, California's $64 million plan to construct a bicycle and pedestrian transit system complete with “protected bike lanes, pedestrian greenways, curb bulb-outs, road diets and more.”


Minneapolis Adds BRT Service

February 26th, 2016 | by Kyle Park Points

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is planning on starting BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service beginning June 11th, with a route beginning in Rosedale, go through St. Paul along Snelling Ave. and Ford Parkway, and finally stopping in Minneapolis at the 46th St. light rail station


Cyclists In London Increase As Drivers Decrease

February 26th, 2016 | by Kyle Park Points

The streets of London have seen an increase in bike riders and a decrease in car commuters. According to an article published by the BBC, the number of cyclists during rush hour will outnumber cars within the new few years


How Bike-Sharing Can Gain Popularity

February 22nd, 2016 | by Kyle Park Points

Utpal M. Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice University, recently published an article on Psychology Today’s [&hellip



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