Saturday, February 4, 2023

In the Walking Capitals of the World, Drivers Still Rule the Road

In sub-Saharan Africa, about half of travelers move around by foot. Yet in its cities, conditions for pedestrians remain incredibly dangerous.

In the Walking Capitals of the World, Drivers Still Rule the Road

By international standards, London is a fairly walkable city. In 2018, one of every four trips was made primarily by foot. And the city...

Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It Weather Covid-19?

In Kenya's capital Nairobi, business as usual has begun to return to the central commercial district, as pedestrians throng crowded streets where hawkers sell...

Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It Weather Covid?

The pandemic highlights the vulnerability of workers for private transportation services, which are essential to mobility in global south cities.

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

US representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts proposes spending $205 billion over 5 years to connect Chicago with Atlanta, Portland with Vancouver.

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

Accuse Representative Seth Moulton of loving trains too much at your peril. Yes, the Massachusetts Democrat worked for a time on a high-speed-rail project...

The Pandemic Strands Some Ship Crews at Sea, Others On Shore

Travel restrictions are blocking some marine workers from reaching their assigned ships. That's forcing others on extended tours.

The Pandemic Strands Some Ship Crews at Sea, Others On Shore

The seafaring life can be tough even in normal times. It requires long stretches away from home and hard work for companies that keep...

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Scraps Its Ambitious Toronto Project

The Google sibling envisioned a tech-enabled and eco-friendly neighborhood. But residents rebelled over plans to collect and use their data, among other things.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Scraps Its Ambitious Toronto Project

When Google sibling Sidewalk Labs announced in 2017 a $50 million investment into a project to redevelop a portion of Toronto’s waterfront, it seemed...

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