Countries from the UK to China are rolling out extraordinary plans to eliminate fossil-fuel-guzzling automobiles. But one Nordic capital city is mixing tech and urban planning to make sure citizens do not need a car at all.
The Hellfire missile that showed up on an Air Serbia plane and launched an international incident was insert. Turns out, it's not at all uncommon for these inert, test missiles to be transported on civilian flights.
Ostensibly for their own protection, women in India often travel in sex-segregated compartments or seating areas, as well as in special "ladies only" taxis. A designer in Mumbai has kitted out a taxi with special rules "only for men."
Most perks and services have already disappeared from air travel, but there's still more to come: Airlines are planning even lower categories of service, saying it gives customers more choice. But it may also disguise more serious cost-cutting measures in places.
Japan's high speed trains run upwards of 200 miles per hour while Amtrak's Acela can only go its top speed of 150 for short stretches. The reason? Outdated infrastructure. After World War II, the US invested in cars, not trains, and today its passenger railways lag far behind countries in Europe and Asia. Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter lays out a new vision for US transportation in her book "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead."
Whether it’s driving five miles over the speed limit or breezing past a stop sign on your bike, chances are, we have all broken a few — or more — rules of the road. When it comes to obeying traffic laws, “we’re all criminals,” says the author of this survey.
China's $50 billion plan for a new Central American canal connecting Atlantic and Pacific may damage the freshwater Lake Nicaragua, changing the environment for those who depend upon it. The plan faces opposition in parts of the country.
You've heard about Parking Day, right? Well, the idea is to reclaim open space one parking spot at a time to demonstrate that cities are for people, not just for trucks and cars. Do you think this will go over well in one of Ireland's busiest cities?
Beijing, with 21 million people, has some of the worst air pollution and traffic congestion in the world. Residents agree that something must be done, but don't ask them to get rid of their beloved cars.