Bike, Walk, Bus, and Sometimes … Boat?

From Inhabitat.com:

“The world’s first crewless, autonomously operated ship is set to sail in late 2018. The Norwegian-built Yara Birkeland is being dubbed the “Tesla of the Seas” because the vessel is fully electric. The $25 million ship will initially start out as a manned vessel, moving to remote operation in 2019 before going completely autonomous in 2020.”

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Good Read: Bicycle Superhighways in Copenhagen Capital Region

From Copenhagenize.com: Denmark, you continue to impress! This is an interesting article about bicycle superhighways, connecting towns and municipalities, with the goal to make inter-municipality bike trips easier for the citizens of the region. They take it a step further, and project what this might look like in other cities, like Toronto for example (pictured below). … Read more →

Good Read: 8 Best Cycling Innovations

Smart traffic lights, dockless bikes, tax-breaks … this article details some very interesting ways that cycling is being encouraged around the world. From The Guardian: “Bike-sharing has come a long way in the last few years, and we are moving fast into the so-called fifth generation of these systems. Soon we’ll probably see a worldwide … Read more →

Good Read: “Woonerf”

From Metro News Winnipeg. “Wondering what a woonerf is, besides a weird word? It’s a street, “designed for pedestrians first,” which focuses on “calming the street down through design.” That’s how Winnipeg transportation facilities planning engineer Scott Suderman defined it while standing on the first such roadway in the city, John Hirsch Place, Thursday morning. … Read more →