Archive for the 'Preapocalyptic technological dystopia' Category
I’ve been thinking about the Daily Star’s recent article about the robotic cars that Google has invented. Apparently Google has already navigated robotic trucks across the Golden Gate Bridge and around Lake Tahoe, and the day is not that far off that we start seeing these things on our highways.
I am guessing it [...]
The most amazing (and foreign) thing to me about the above video is when the Netherlands’s Prime Minister goes on TV and tells the country that they are going to have to change the way they’ve been doing things and quit driving so much, but that it can be done without excessive pain. I [...]Read More..>>
Flagstaff cyclists ought to work on fixing this. Turns out in Flagstaff, bicyclists must yield right-of-way to right-turning motorists, even when in a bike lane/route.
Here’s the code:
“Section 9-05-001-0015 Right of Way At Intersection: Upon approaching an intersection, any person riding or operating bicycles in a bicycle lane shall yield the right of way [...]
Friends of mine somehow pried me out of my house yesterday to attend Grist columnist Elly Blue’s presentation at El Mercado last night. It was an old-fashioned road show, with a great presentation about bikes and economics followed by some short movies, mostly extolling and scrutinizing Portland’s biketopia. There was good food, too. [...]Read More..>>
Why do we tolerate this in our city? Our freeway interchanges have far better landscaping — and shade — than this.
So proclaimed the AZ Daily Star 100 years ago today.
A couple of years ago I had a case in Sells that required me to travel there with maddening frequency.
During my many visits, I got to watch ADOT complete the drainage project portrayed in the photo above. It runs alongside Highway 86, which bisects town in a long, hot swath. I remember thinking [...]
Amine Britel, above, was killed while cycling in Newport Beach, CA on February 21.
What should it take to lose your driver’s license? From the Orange County Weekly:
Danae Marie Miller, 22, of Newport Beach, is accused of killing bicyclist Amine Britel on San Joaquin Hills Road with her car. Miller was allegedly drunk; since [...]Read More..>>
This was on the AZ Daily Star Website today:
Pedestrian struck in crosswalk dies
A 79-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on the west side last week died Sunday.
The vehicle hit Jose Jesus Garcia in a marked crosswalk near the intersection of West St. Mary’s Road and North Cherokee Avenue around 4 p.m. Wednesday, said [...]
(Apologies for the advertising in the above video)
Tucson has embarked on what it calls a “Sustainable Land Use Code Integration Project,” whose objective is “…to prepare a sustainability analysis of the Land Use Code, identify a series of recommended amendments to the [code], and ultimately to draft amendments that implement the City of Tucson’s sustainable [...]