Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rethinking Urban Transportation

So now Ford is in partnership with Quebec Hyrdo to test and produce electric vehicles by 2012. Excellent. I was thinking how most Canadian cities can be navigated in under 50 kilometers a day--the limit for the small electric car at the moment.

A new development while I was in Banff! A new bike sharing program--racks of bikes everywhere in the plateau that can be used by the half hour, or by buying a yearly pass. Great idea. More on this, and photos.

2 comments:

Pearl said...

I won't begrudge how long this way of thinking took to start but what a relief that the norms are shifting.

Lemon Hound said...

As long as the market is what dictates mainstream political and social think, then it will continue to dominate our present and create our future, despite our best minds.