On newsstands now, the Feb 2014 Entrepreneur Magazine features Tomorrow Lab as one of the top tech innovators! Read the article here.
damn! that font! what it is?
"The real pollution from the automobile is architectural"
I like that quote. When is comes to advances in alternative transportation, walkability and bicycle infrastructure, there are many people who have the odd opinion that these things are “anti-car” or that urbanists who advocate for these changes “hate cars.” Not true!
Judging from the amount of drool on my chin that resulted from ogling the 2014 Corvette Stringray design this week, I am not a car hater. I’m a big fan of car design and have some choice Hot Wheels muscle cars on my office desk to prove it.
As this video shows, the real damage done by car-dependency to cities comes from the way our built environment has been designed to cater so heavily to car use above all other modes. The cars themselves are not to blame.
All the great walkable cities of the world accommodate cars. But they do so alongside good infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists and with good transit coverage, and with the compact architecture that makes walkability possible — and without the sprawling, disconnected, urban environment that bends too heavily in favor of cars.
All you have to do is take the profitability out of blindness.
It’s too bad that is precisely on what we have built this country.