Dec 08, 2011
Just For Fun, Traffic & Congestion

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

We often talk about the detriment of traffic. When we’re stuck in it, we hate it. It pollutes, it’s noisy, and it takes time out of our day. But in this timelapse video of HCMH, Vietnam, photographer Rob Whitworth finds a way to showcases the splendor of the chaos — transforming the confusion and seemingly...

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Dec 06, 2010
Thought Experiments

A Thought Experiment: Turning Tables

A thought experiment: Do we have a transportation supply problem? I’d say no. We’ve got plenty of roads, plenty of transit and plenty of freeways. We do not have a transportation supply problem. (I’m well aware, of course, that there are certain large American and developing world cities that have slim to no transit, but...

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Aug 12, 2010
Media & Blogs

Hollywood Says You’re A Loser (If You Don’t Drive A Car)

A week and a half ago, Tom Vanderbilt of Slate magazine wrote a fantastic article entitled Dude, Where’s Your Car? How not having a car became Hollywood shorthand for loser. It’s an eye-opening and persuasive article whose central thesis is this: Hollywood films depict characters who don’t own/drive cars as worthless human beings that are...

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Apr 10, 2010

Why Your Bus or Streetcar is Stuck in Traffic

Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard Kipling (1890)

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