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.


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