Arkiv for May 29th, 2011

A Decline in Car Use in Britain: The Result of Policy and Practicality | TheCityFix.

Britain has been experiencing a decline in car use, reports the U.K.’s Independent. Between 2004 and 2008, British cities saw a nine percent decline in car trips per person and a 5 percent decline in traveled car distance.


Twitter unmasks anonymous British user in landmark legal battle | Technology | The Guardian.

California court forces site to reveal personal details of user accused of libelling local authority in north-east England


Friday Fun: Vertical Bike Storage for Urban Centers | TheCityFix.

Manifesto Architecture, a New York-based architectural design firm, created a vertical bike storage structure to be installed in underutilized urban spaces.  With bicycling as a growing means of transportation, the project, titled “Bike Hanger,” can help save sidewalk space for pedestrians by changing the axis of bicycle storage. The Ferris wheel-like structure can be installed on the sides of buildings and alleys, opening up the limited spaces of the urban landscape.

BBC – Newsbeat – Facebook should allow under-13s says Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he wants the social networking site to let children under the age of 13 use it.


How Much Does It Cost To Commute By Bike? : TreeHugger.

few weeks ago we wrote that Americans are working over two hours a day to pay for their cars, paying more to feed their cars than their families. While some questioned the math in comments, there was no question that it is a huge portion of a typical budget and it is only getting worse.