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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.”



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