Archive for the ‘public transportation’ Category

"A declaration of war on automobiles"

05/12/2008

Well it’s about time.

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04/14/2007

“Sweet sixteen” ?

Chicago 2016 Celebration

Chicago 2016

Monday, April 16, 2007
12:00 noon in Daley Plaza
Washington & Clark

Join Mayor Daley and Chicago 2016 Chairman Patrick Ryan for a citywide celebration saluting Chicago’s win of the United States bid in the competition to host the 2016 Olympic Games. There will be music, videos and live athletic exhibitions. Come celebrate with all Chicagoans and hear about the next phase of the City’s campaign to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.

My hope is that we use the push for the games to upgrade our public transportation. Let’s start with express trains from the airports. Then bus lanes on, for example, Lake Shore Drive. And then, rather than the buses going straight up and down our endless gridded streets, find out where people get on the bus and where are their destinations. Then make bus routes that don’t just go up and down the long gridded streets, forcing people to transfer often more than once, but make bus routes that follow the routes that people take.
Here’s to 2016,
-E

01/04/2007


The tram – “a grand tool for urban renewal projects.”

Paris is serious about cutting down car traffic and making the city more attractive.

Je m’appelle ‘desir‘ ?

photo: http://www.tramway.paris.fr

01/04/2007


The tram – “a grand tool for urban renewal projects.”

Paris is serious about cutting down car traffic and making the city more attractive.

Je m’appelle ‘desir‘ ?

photo: http://www.tramway.paris.fr

12/10/2006

First tram in Paris since 1937!


The year Picasso unveiled Guernica, at the Paris International Exposition.

Why trams again? The City Government says,

“The ambition of the City of Paris is … for the health and well-being of the inhabitants, to reduce the space given to the automobile, to diminish pollution and noise.”

And in a poll cited by the city, a high percentage of Parisians agree.
They want to reduce the space given to the automobile.
To me, that’s the key to a great city.
So people can meet each other and exchange ideas.

Text in French and images here. Looks nice, it runs through the southern arrondisements,

the 13th, the 14th, and the 15th. Through areas that most tourists wouldn’t go through.


The T3 line
commence December 16th.

All aboard this kind of thinking!

-Edouard



Now if we could just do something about their Foreign Policy …. !

12/10/2006

First tram in Paris since 1937!


The year Picasso unveiled Guernica, at the Paris International Exposition.

Why trams again? The City Government says,

“The ambition of the City of Paris is … for the health and well-being of the inhabitants, to reduce the space given to the automobile, to diminish pollution and noise.”

And in a poll cited by the city, a high percentage of Parisians agree.
They want to reduce the space given to the automobile.
To me, that’s the key to a great city.
So people can meet each other and exchange ideas.

Text in French and images here. Looks nice, it runs through the southern arrondisements,

the 13th, the 14th, and the 15th. Through areas that most tourists wouldn’t go through.


The T3 line
commence December 16th.

All aboard this kind of thinking!

-Edouard



Now if we could just do something about their Foreign Policy …. !

12/10/2006

First tram in Paris since 1937!


The year Picasso unveiled Guernica, at the Paris International Exposition.

Why trams again? The City Government says,

“The ambition of the City of Paris is … for the health and well-being of the inhabitants, to reduce the space given to the automobile, to diminish pollution and noise.”

And in a poll cited by the city, a high percentage of Parisians agree.
They want to reduce the space given to the automobile.
To me, that’s the key to a great city.
So people can meet each other and exchange ideas.

Text in French and images here. Looks nice, it runs through the southern arrondisements,

the 13th, the 14th, and the 15th. Through areas that most tourists wouldn’t go through.


The T3 line
commence December 16th.

All aboard this kind of thinking!

-Edouard



Now if we could just do something about their Foreign Policy …. !

360 of Tadao Ando’s new Tokyo Shibuya subway station

06/23/2005

Ando’s proud of this. 30 meters – about 100 feet – down and natural ventilation!

(Click and drag down to see the roof.)

As his buildings make you aware of the wind, he told me he wants this station to make you aware of the air currents caused by the trains.


image via Coudal

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