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Chinas Future City – Back to the Past

The world is embracing change and planning for the future technology and lifestyles. Just how will for example cities of the future look like? In Tianjin, China builds its vision of such a city and somehow misses the point.
While numerous communities are making successful efforts to move from a car friendly to a human friendly, walkable and cyclable city design, China’s planers seem to pursue an hopelessly outdated US model from the 70s with huge car thoroughfares, parking lots everywhere and basically no way to move around without cars. Granted, the roads are supposed to be occupied by electric …

Transport in Switzerland – Beyond Cars

Switzerland just released a major study on transport habits of its people. Often considered latecomers, Swiss may be frontrunners in the field of transport. Cars may still be the most used means of transportation but that may be changing. Nowadays only 58% of the 18 to 25 years old have a valid driving license, 20% less than 15 years ago. Instead 20% of the same cohort have a card allowing them to take any train and bus in the whole country. In just five years time, the very dense train system transported 25% more people. Another interesting fact is …