Expo 86 Videos – reposted

Expo 86 videos. Oh the heady days of the summer of 86. We’re still not the great city of transport we wanted to be. http://ow.ly/e8J3J These are videos that I found in my Tyee news feed. The first video is of the original Mark I SkyTrain racing through the eastern end of the Expo 86 grounds.  There are also clips of the temporary gondola and … Continue reading Expo 86 Videos – reposted

Skyscraper Fantasies of the Middle East

Malaysia City: The Race to Build the World’s Tallest Now there’s an impressive skyline to look at.  It seems like only the Middle East has the money and creativity to put up these kind of towers nowadays, although it looks like Chicago, New York, and Tianjin are also active participants in this tower frenzy. However, as the Malaysia City post points out, the economic crisis … Continue reading Skyscraper Fantasies of the Middle East

World’s 10 Best Commutes

msnbc.com featured a Forbes story on the best commutes in the world.  There are also other related articles found on the page.  Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the Asian megacities and some European cities filled the top 10 as follows: Hong Kong, China Tokyo, Japan Chennai, India Dakar, Senegal Osaka, Japan London, England Beijing, China Mumbai, India Krakow, Poland Berlin, Germany Ease of urban mobility We … Continue reading World’s 10 Best Commutes