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Cause of Road Congestion: Too Many Cars 15

Infographic from a large US auto insurance company I never cease to be amused by otherwise intelligent people coming up with lists of the causes of traffic congestion, but whom always seem to miss the most obvious cause of traffic congestion: too many bloody cars. In Beijing, by the end of 2010 there were almost ...

Life at 430km/h 7

Photos and video by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country Imagine you could build a train that could take you 100KM in less than 15 minutes. Where would you put this train? From your home to you workplace? To your Grandma’s house? I had the pleasure of riding the Shanghai Maglev high speed train ...

09.09.09: Dubai grows up and gets a Metro

Dubai Metro on the first day. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Yesterday, on the ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year of this century at 9:09 pm Dubai matured from a city to metropolis by running its first metro train. The Dubai Metro consists of one partially-functioning Red Line, four under-construction future lines ...

Toronto’s $2.10 Gem 1

This city has many hidden gems that I could talk about, but today I’m going to tell you about the 192 Airport Rocket bus from Kipling station to Pearson airport. Most people who are traveling for business will take a taxi or airport limo to get to the airport, since it’s on the company’s dime. ...

Give it up for a week 1

I drove to Hamilton a couple times this weekend for a hockey tournament with my old Hamilton buddy Paul. During my visit in Hamilton I reflected on how much I’ve changed in the 5 years since I moved away from that city. Like many people I grew up with, we were raised as “car people”. ...