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How Do You Get To Work? In A Major City, You Probably Drive Alone For 25.8 Minutes
How Do You Get To Work? In A Major City, You Probably Drive Alone For 25.8 Minutes

Centuries from now, our descendants may look back in wonder and amusement at the automobile. (Assuming humanity hasn't destroyed itself, of course.) Cultural anthropologists will give tours of history museums, announcing with dramatic flair, "Back then, people had to leave their homes for work, and...Read More»

bike route (USBRS) sign
U.S. Interstate Bike Routes Bolstered...As Highways Neglected?

You've probably heard of I-5, I-80, or I-95, the legendary U.S. 66 or the still-useful U.S. 2. But what about USBR 20? It's been 55 years since the Interstate highway system was initiated by President Eisenhower. And while that system might be crumbling and ill-maintained in some respects, there's...Read More»

Audi duo City
Audi Goes Green With Fewer Wheels, More Wood

If you understand German companies, you know the emphasis they place on “green” manufacturing and sustainability. Audi’s latest line of vehicles takes this concept to a whole new level. Borrowing a page from Morgan’s engineering manual, the Germany automaker is introducing a...Read More»

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Sleeping Rich Guy Says 'New-Car Fumes' Made Him Hit Cyclist

The laws of physics dictate that when a two-ton car hits a 150-pound rider on a 30-pound bicycle, the cyclist loses. Which is why drivers have an extra responsibility to be careful ... or so it used to be. Enter one Martin Joel Erzinger, a (presumably) wealthy Denver fund manager for Smith Barney...Read More»

Maison d'Envie brothel in Berlin
Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

In the current global economy, things are hard all over -- even in Berlin's red-light district. With fewer travelers coming to town for conferences and business meetings, sales at local bordellos have gone limp, but the owners of Maison d'Envie in trendy Prenzlauer Berg are hoping to give things a...Read More»

EXD'09 Cycle Bridge Contest
WTF Friday: What Detroit Really Needs?

From an architectural competition for a new cycling bridge in Lisbon, Portugal, comes this eye-raising design. Is it straight out of Idiocracy—or more Blade Runner crossed with The Dukes of Hazzard and a little bit of Rad? The entrants, Tiago Barros and Jorge Pereira, asked, "Why change the route...Read More»

Beer bike in Amsterdam by Flickr user dutchamsterdam.nl
Beer Bike To Be Banned In Anxious Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a city of many and remarkably diverse joys and entertainments. But the Dutch are also an extremely practical people. Enter: The Beer Bike, or bierfiets. It's a way for 14 people, at least some of them presumably inebriated (and the video mentions "stoned" as well), to travel through...Read More»

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