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@ajsadauskas@pixelfed.social avatar

From gadgetbahn to museum piece...

You know that self-driving bus the NSW government was trialling back in 2014?

Well, you can now see it in the Sydney Bus Museum.


Inside the self-driving bus.
A sign describing this futuristic vehicle.


Well, they could have had a chat with Rotterdam, NL, first: their Parkshuttle service has been running since 1999 and has recently been upgraded.

@delirious_owl@discuss.online avatar

Why did it get discontinued?

@pmoeser@aus.social avatar

We GPS control scooters but small military style vehicles can randomly drive over pedestrians

@sabreW4K3@lemmy.tf avatar

Direct link to the article, because fuck Apple tracking: www.abc.net.au/news/2024-01-19/…/103369182


Apple News 🤮

rivoluzioneurbanamobilita, Italian
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"Big Clearance! 12 in place of 1!"

"Grande offerta! 12 per 1!"

ENFB cyclists' union, Woerden, 1993; poster by Theo van den Boogaard



I’m glad you have all the answers

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Well, I do know how to make bike racks

rivoluzioneurbanamobilita, Italian
@rivoluzioneurbanamobilita@mastodon.uno avatar

6% of car drivers are cold blood animal killers, 89% of which are SUV drivers

Interesting experiment showing car drivers intentionally going on the road shoulder to kill by standing (fake) animals. Not surprisingly the majority of those are #SUV drivers

Interessante esperimento "scientifico" in cui si vedono automobilisti cambiare traiettoria per investire animali finiti sul lato della strada. La maggior parte guidano SUV




Europe has so many awesome wagons, and we get almost none of them. People here would rather drive lifted hatchbacks that handle like shit, rather than a cool wagon.

@7of9@startrek.website avatar

Erm, I guess this is one of those cases where words don’t translate well between variants of English … I hardly ever see “station wagons” (estate cars?) here, whereas there’s lots of cool lifted hatchbacks around like the Fiat Panda 4x4

@ajsadauskas@pixelfed.social avatar

Oh sure, these cafes and bars in a public square in Vilnius, Lithuania, attract a great crowd on a weeknight.


Ask any Melbourne shopkeeper and they'll tell you this scene couldn't possibly be real. You know why?

No parking spots out the front.

@urbanism @fuck_cars

@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

@petrescatraian @ajsadauskas Countless restaurants, bars, and cafes. Lots of other small stores too, from clothes to jewellery to cosmetics to tourist stuff to local grocery stores to tourist paraphernalia. And all manner of cuisines — but I think it would be a mistake to visit Vilnius and not have Cepeliniai ☺️


@ajsadauskas got to try that 😁 here the old town pretty much felt prey to club/pub/restaurant owners 😁 Basically people go in the center not to walk around and enjoy, but to drink 🙁



There's a fuck cars "sublemmy" lmao



Ideally users shouldn’t paste the whole url into a link, like https://lemmy.ml/c/fuck_cars but just /c/fuck_cars@lemmy.ml because the second link shows you the same community, but stays within your own instance so you’re still logged in.

However, I think there is also some work being done to make it so tha this correction is done automatically.


so my girlfriend lives in a different city, far enough away that my local transit network can't get me there and i have to take amtrak. i really enjoy taking amtrak.

when she comes here, she drives. and it turns out that really stresses her out. so what we've taken to doing is, when we're together, i will take on a chunk of the driving.

because i drive almost never otherwise, it's kinda fun for me. and it gives her a much-needed break. but man, would i ever be happy to not have that even be a problem and just have good urban design with trains and local transit to get around quickly and efficiently, so we wouldn't have to do that in the first place.

@video@urbanists.social avatar

A Minnesota Urbanist Responds to MattCaff's Video About Minnesota Wins

@ianrbuck dives into the details on various Twin Cities transit projects highlighted in @heartlandurbanist's latest video!


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@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

Upgrades to Melbourne's bus network could be on the backburner. Again.

From The Age:

"The Andrews government is facing calls to prioritise improving Melbourne’s bus network amid expectations it will slash transport and infrastructure spending in a painful state budget next week."

Buried near the bottom of the article are some interesting stats from Infrastructure Victoria about the difference good quality bus services can make:

"New research by Infrastructure Victoria released to The Age shows that only 19 per cent of people in outer growth areas consider using buses to get around, compared to 24 per cent across the greater Melbourne and 40 per cent in the City of Manningham, where buses are fast and frequent.

"Eighty-two per cent of Melburnians live within a five-minute walk of a bus stop. But the independent government advisor’s research, based on surveys with 4000 Melburnians, shows only one-fifth of residents know where those buses go.

"People would be willing to walk five minutes further (up to a maximum of 15 minutes) to reach a bus that travels 10 per cent faster or departs every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes, the research found."


@fuck_cars @australia

maegul, (edited )
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There is no good ad for trains and how central they can be in our liv...

(start at 8:30):



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@fuck_cars Also, as you can tell, it's a video on Visual FX (which you may or may not be interested in).

What may be interesting though is how the reacting VFX people think the effect was done compared to how it was done, which arguably reflects interesting dichotomies in today's world.

ajsadauskas, (edited )
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It should not take three minutes to cross a road

Yet as @DrTCombs shows in this video, many road crossings are designed to make pedestrians wait at least that long before getting a walk signal.

This video shows one such crossing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but there are many more intersections like this across North America, Australia, and New Zealand.


@fuck_cars @green @urbanism


@ajsadauskas @DrTCombs @fuck_cars @green You’re so right. I do most of my local travel on foot or on two wheels. NYC is very walkable and there are some good, protected bike paths. On a visit to Nashville I could only leave my hotel by car. A 3 mile walk to the office became a 7 mile taxi drive. It isn’t uncommon in other cities but it’s sickening — and people wonder why we’re causing climate change and getting fat?

@DrTCombs@transportation.social avatar

@stuart @ajsadauskas @fuck_cars @green The term 'jaywalking' was invented by the automobile lobby, as was the idea that it's illegal. In most cases, crossing outside a marked crossing or against a light is technically legal and always has been. But it could still get you killed.

Regardless, no kid should be required to use their own judgment to decide when to dart across a road.

@video@urbanists.social avatar

Making Lincoln Walkable

Check out this new video by @janaff:

"Going out to get photographs and researching Lincoln has really given me a new appreciation to the city. [...] It's a city of great culture, of canals, of places that people that do and will walk to, even in spite of the fact that it's not exactly an Amsterdam of England."



@cassey@urbanists.social avatar

@video @janaff @fuck_cars got very excited but we're in different Lincoln's, alas!

@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

How to build a quick and dirty bike stand.

Admittedly, I don't have anywhere near the DIY or woodworking skills to do this myself.

But for those with the skills and inclination, this clip by @sam shows how to do it.


@fuck_cars @video

@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

Desire paths can tell us how to design safer, better public spaces.

From the ABC: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-23/desire-paths-offer-insight-into-use-of-public-spaces/102191044

"A desire line, or desire path, is an unplanned trail that forms as a result of traffic, either by humans or other animals, and often veers away from conventional paths.

"Mike Harris, an urban design researcher at the University of New South Wales, said ... in many cases, desire lines showed those who planned or designed a space 'fundamentally got it wrong'.

"'It's just simply that they weren't cognisant of how people actually want to use that space,' he said.

"Dr Harris said with people increasingly living in built-up environments, those designing urban spaces were examining desire lines, or desire paths, more frequently."

#Urbanism #Walking #Cycling #Planning #UrbanPlanning #WalkableCities @fuck_cars @green

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@ajsadauskas @fuck_cars @green
Clear desire line here in Royal Park. South bound bikes want to go from the West path to the East path without wasted time. This line has been used so much, the junction with the inner path is eroded & now dangerous & a second desire line is forming further North, at a terminus of the East path.
Park management should seal an appropriate bike route without 90 degree turns.


@DavidPenington @ajsadauskas @fuck_cars @green Yep, especially the 90 degrees crossing in parks are a clear sign

@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

Here's a look into the bold changes that cities made to road space allocation during the pandemic.

In this thought-provoking video, Dr Tabitha Combs (@DrTCombs ) from the University of North Carolina examines how communities responded to the changing demands for mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic.


@green @fuck_cars @video

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@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

We know this street design is deadly, so why do we keep building them like this?

As @seabikeblog notes: "80% of pedestrian deaths in Seattle happen on streets with multiple lanes in the same direction. So why is WSDOT building a brand new street with this dangerous design?"


@fuck_cars @video

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