Sunday, August 14, 2022

Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac

The world’s cities are growing fast. Half the human race already lives in urban areas, and another 2.5 billion people could join them by...

Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac

Streets arranged in grids, with few dead-ends, encourage walking and transit. But in developing countries, growing cities are taking the opposite route.

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

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...

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.

Elon Musk Defies Lockdown Orders and Reopens Tesla's Factory

Alameda County has reported 2,101 cases of Covid-19 and 71 deaths. But factory workers travel to the Fremont facility from as far away as...

Elon Musk Defies Lockdown Orders and Reopens Tesla’s Factory

The CEO sued a California county over the weekend and threatened to move the company to Texas—his latest tangle with government authorities.

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...

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