Recent Posts by Ethan
The Future of Transport?
Via our friends at Streetsblog, this slice of an old Disney film gives us a nice view of the future of our automobile society from mid-century. Enjoy!
More on Beijing's Metro
More on Beijing's Metro
Photo by keso of Flickr. I was on the Wired Blog today and came across an article about Beijing’s ambitious plan to create one of the world’s largest metros, nearly twice as big as the one in Moscow and just ...
Walkable Washington
Walkable Washington
According to Leinberger, Washington’s metro has encouraged walkability. Photo by MatthewBradley from Flickr. According to a study put out by Christopher B. Leinberger of the Brookings Institute, Washington DC has the most “walkable places” – it has 20 – per ...
Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
In Ho Chi Minh City, over 2 million bikes navigate the streets, creating the ebbs and flows in this city’s tide of traffic. All throughout Vietnam the motorbike is the essence of personal mobility, forming the backbone of the national ...
It's Not Easy Being a Hummer Owner
This video from the Wall Street Journal talks about the trials and tribulations of Hummer owners in Tokyo, Japan. Part of the allure of owning a Hummer here is the hassle: “It’s like dating a difficult woman,” one mechanic tells ...
A New Map for New York?
A New Map for New York?
Jabbour’s New York City subway map alongside the current, more cluttered version. In 1972, the Vignelli’s, the husband-wife designer-duo, created New York City’s subway map, a splendid synthesis of simplicity and elegance. Their design, with lines running at 90 and ...