It’s high time for another one of my pet peeves. This commercial by CSX, one of the big railroad companies, annoys me no end: Continue reading
Posted in Transportation
Tagged american railroads, Austin, commuter trains, environment, freight trains, Opinion, pet peeves, public transportation, sharing railroads, society, traffic, transportation
There are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands and in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike. The BBC’s Hague correspondent, Anna Holligan, who rides an omafiets – or “granny style” – bike complete with wicker basket and pedal-back brakes, examines what made everyone get back in the saddle.
Click here for the entire article by BBC News.
(Response to Daily Prompt “There’s No Place Like Home”.)
America is full of nomads, aka retirees. They live in RVs, some moving around from one beautiful spot to another, others staying in one place.
What’s the attraction?
Posted in Healthcare, Housing, Society, Transportation, Travel, Vacations, Writing Prompt Responses
Tagged America, DPchallenge, housing, recreation, retirement, RV's, society, There's No Place Like Home, travel, vacations, writing prompts
(Image from mappery.com)
The Evolution of X recently wrote a post about maps versus smartphones. Unlike E of X, I do like using the narration on my smartphone. It saves time, money and gas.
When I look at a map to get somewhere in a city, I have to look several times because I have a memory like a sieve. Now, looking at a map while driving is never a good idea, not to mention Continue reading
I’m not big on collections. I used to be. I had all sorts of collections. If I saw something I liked, I would start a collection. Until I felt that I was surrounding myself with things just for the sake of surrounding myself with things, and I got rid of most of them. Continue reading
Posted in Books, History, Technology, Travel
Tagged 65 Days Adrift, Adrift, Ampol advertisement, book collections, Gregory's, Huckleberry Finn, maps, raft books, rafts, Sydney's Street Directory, The Raft Book, The Swiss Family Robinson, travel
(Image from forum.dallasmetropolis.com)
Time for another bridge post. And no, this one isn’t about the Mopac bridge. For the first time ever, I present to you the bottom of a different bridge. The Lamar Boulevard Bridge, the one east of the Mopac Bridge across Town Lake in Austin, Texas, the United States of America. Continue reading
Posted in Austin, Austin photos, Bottoms of Bridges, Photography, Technology, Transportation
Tagged Austin, bottoms of bridges, bridge bottoms, bridges, Lamar Boulevard Bridge, photography
This is cool. And Dutch.
Posted in Emigration / Immigration, Holland, Technology, Travel
Tagged emigration, immigration, innovation, Innovative roads, Netherlands, new road technology, science, transportation