Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Walk anywhere in in ChengDu in 15 minutes?

Business Insider: "Chicago-based architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill designed a new residential area for the Chinese city. The layout makes it easier to walk than drive, with streets designed so that people can walk anywhere in 15 minutes.

While Chengdu won't completely ban cars, only half the roads in the 80,000-person city will allow vehicles. The firm originally planned to make this happen by 2020, but zoning issues are delaying the deadline.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pro-car terrorists come up with new weapon to keep people out of the way

TreeHugger: "We all laughed when we first saw the vision of the straddling bus in 2010, and then again in 2013, thinking it silly vaporware. Why would anyone build such a thing?"

photo: Xinhua

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nature's fury unleashed on China, but humans still pursue development

Al Jazeera English: "Heavy rain in China has killed at least 154 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to state media."
The predictions of disaster are here now. Global warming is trashing human development. What is our reaction? Increase car sales. Time to change direction.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Capitalism getting desperate to save unsustainable private-auto system

As cities grow it becomes more obvious that the private auto system doesn't work. The solution is obvious. Get rid of cars. But capitalism needs the car to keep sprawl and growth going. So they are turning to video game thinking to come up with more ways to keep growth going.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

韶山风景区本周五起试行交通换乘管理

华声在线3月23日讯 (记者 黄煌): "环保车循环运营,便利游客换乘

换乘管理,具体如何实施?据介绍,韶山风景区已成立并运行旅游环保车队,来韶旅游车辆统一停放在韶山风景名胜区游客中心停车场,游客换乘旅游环保车进入景区游览。旅游环保车在景区内实行循环运营,在主要景点设置停靠站点,并根据实际需要设置招呼站。“十一”、“春节”等旅游高峰期,旅游环保车将游客从主、次入口送至景区核心区域入口,游客在核心区域内步行参观。

由于韶山风景区是开放式景区,换乘管理后,景区内居民的出行又将如何协调?刘科表示,旅游环保车之外,韶山还将开通景区环保通勤车,为本地居民和韶山学校学生提供免费公共交通服务。环保通勤车停靠点根据居民居住出行情况设置,与景区外公交车实现无缝对接,韶山市居民凭本人身份证、工作证、学生证等有效证件一证一人免费乘坐。"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

韶山风景区换乘管理问答

(6)_网易新闻中心: "韶山市副市长刘科:我们充分考虑了景区居民的出行,将开通景区环保通勤车,为本地居民和韶山学校学生提供免费公共交通服务。环保通勤车停靠点根据居民居住出行情况设置,与景区外公交车实现无缝对接,韶山市居民凭本人身份证、工作证、学生证等有效证件一证一人免费乘坐,无证者需按环保旅游车票价收费。"

Sunday, January 31, 2016

北京拥堵费征收暂无时间表

搜狐滚动: "疏散人流密集区域已经在进行之中,相关部门应该将如何提高人们乘坐公共交通工具出行的意识放在首位。在张久民看来,提供更多的免费交通工具不失为一剂良方。"