Category Archives: traffic

Auto traffic

America’s once magical – now mundane – love affair with cars | The Washington Post

A world devoted to smartphones, social media and walkable cities has overtaken our love affair with cars.

 

Source: America’s once magical – now mundane – love affair with cars | The Washington Post

I wonder whether we’ll have fewer cars in 10 years, or just more traffic. Foot traffic is easier to deal with.

 

The U.S. is choking on its traffic and it’s going to get worse – The Washington Post

A new report says the infrastructure can’t keep pace with projected growth or alleviate the current crush.

Source: The U.S. is choking on its traffic and it’s going to get worse – The Washington Post

I wonder why car manufacturers don’t show their cars where they’re actually being used in commercials. I guess if you’re sitting in traffic, 500hp doesn’t mean much.

Car ownership is becoming increasingly irrelevant in Washington, D.C. – The Washington Post

The area’s millennials keep attracting transit start-ups that make car ownership unnecessary.

Source: Car ownership is becoming increasingly irrelevant in Washington, D.C. – The Washington Post

This is what I’m interested in. No car payments, no insurance payments, no fuel costs, no maintenance costs, no traffic jams, no car crashes. Gimmie!

As commutes from Frederick get harder, the city is looking to revive its job market

The small central Maryland city of Frederick has a relatively low cost of living and a good quality of life, but it has lost a lot of industrial jobs over the last 12 years. Frederick needs two things: more jobs, and easier ways to get to other job centers.

Source: As commutes from Frederick get harder, the city is looking to revive its job market

Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living – NYTimes.com

Google’s Sidewalk Labs will pursue technologies to cut pollution, curb energy use, streamline transportation and reduce the cost of city living.

Source: Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living – NYTimes.com

I gotta wonder about this. They do recognize what needs fixing, and what people want, but don’t mention dealing with the politics of making changes in cities. Also, how do they reduce costs for your average guy? Also, will they do something about noisy neighbors?