August 25, 2006
Popular Media Intersects Transportation
It was bound to happen, transportation videos showing up on YouTube. Here are two.
From Dave Brook, traffic in India (I love the pedicabs).
And off the SHIFT list, a different way to get bikes up hills.
August 25, 2006 9:04 AM
Those have been up for a while, transit related videos that is. Look up bullet train! That'll really make ya jealous.
As for India... jeez, that really makes ya love traffic lights!
August 26, 2006 9:16 AM
Whoa! We ought to look into getting some of those bicycle lifts in Portland. We wouldn't need many, but it could help fill in a few difficult hiher-traffic links in the bike network.
I wasn't sure from the film ... was payment required to use the lift? Could a quarter or fifty cents toll defray enough of the cost to make something like this feasible?
August 27, 2006 6:31 AM
jim karlock Says:
Why would we want to emulate third world transportation?
Are you advocating that we should have a third world standard of living?
August 27, 2006 7:47 AM
Chris Smith Says:
Jim, I'm looking at this thread trying to see where anyone said we should emulate the Indian video. I did say I loved the pedicabs, but you're extending that comment with a whole lot more meaning than anyone actually said.
I'm happy to look at low-energy-signature technologies from anywhere. But that certainly doesn't mean I would want to take the street design or safety standards from that video!
The bike lift of course is from a first-world country and I wouldn't mind at all if we tried one of those.
August 27, 2006 11:10 AM
Bob R. Says:
Haven't you promoted Jitneys? By your standards, isn't that emulating third world transportation?
- Bob R.