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DID U KNOW? The #LongestEscalator west of #Mississippi is at @metrolosangeles @VermontWilshire station? @vineapp vid: http://t.co/Eml3utAtFZ
— Wilshire And Vermont (@VermontWilshire) August 11, 2014
Copenhagen’s new sky bikeway makes commuting look like fun (Wired)
The 721-foot bridge takes cyclists over the city’s harbor instead of around it. Nice. The notoriously bike-friendly city has more than 221 miles of bike lanes — including many that are protected from traffic — and the city says that 52 percent of workers or students commute by bike each day.
eHighway system coming to Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach (Daily News)
The idea is to power trucks with electricity, which means no tailpipe emissions from the trucks (although possible emissions from trucks, depending on how the electricity was generated). A one-mile test system will be built next year to be used by four test trucks outfitted with pantographs and alternative power sources when not running under wires. Very interesting and not as pie-in-the-sky as it sounds, given that cities such as San Francisco still use overhead wires to supply electricity to many buses. In fact, such a system has been looked at as part of Metro’s ongoing 710 Corridor studies.
Wi-fi on rails is a headache for riders and the UTA (Salt Lake City Tribune)
As other agencies have found, railroad cars are proving to be a harsh setting for wi-fi equipment coupled with high demand that consumes the wi-fi that is available. Wi-fi is proving somewhat reliable for things such as email, but not big tasks such as watching video and uploading and downloading big files.
Baltimore gets a giant bus stop shaped like the word ‘bus’ (CityLab)
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Electric truckways are using the same tech which was used for electric trolleybuses, still used in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, and Dayton.
The trouble is, with fully electric trucks which have to stick to the wires, it makes more sense just to put some rails in the ground and use electric trains.
Is this a proposal for *hybrid* trucks which run on-wire for the last few miles to the docks and then turn on their diesel engines further north?
“Copenhagen’s new sky bikeway makes commuting look like fun (Wired)”
The more things change, the things stay the same.
Cyclists in Pasadena had the same idea over one hundred sixteen years ago.