Cities have been kicking out cars to curb pollution and boost the well-being of their residents. But Madrid has proposed something even smarter. It’s not only banning cars from its downtown, it’s adding more green space. This is an important part of the equation that many cities don’t get right.
21 days. That's the time it will take to complete the largest train journey in the world. 6,200 miles (9977 kilometers) from Yiwu, China, to Madrid, Spain. It's part of the New Silk Road, a Chinese project to gain control over transcontinental cargo transportation between Asia and Europe.
A hurricane is poised to ruin the Atlantic Seaboard's barbecues this weekend. Gas prices might ruin the rest of the country's road trips. And over in Madrid, some, ahem, questionable images are ruining the city's brand-new bike share kiosks. It's What's Ruining Our Cities. Happy Independence Day.
This week, Madrid became the first European city to launch a fully electric bike share system for its residents. It works just like a regular bike share, but better: An electric motor kicks in to help with pedaling, and most importantly, give you an extra push up hills. Why isn't this standard for bike shares…
Drive a diesel car in Madrid and soon it'll cost you in more than fuel. The Spanish city is introducing new smart parking meters which will add a surcharge to your tariff if you're driving a heavily polluting car.
On the side of a building in Madrid, the Spanish artist SpY recently installed 150 CCTV cameras with, in the artist's words, "the intention of not watching over anything." It kind of makes us long for the days when CCTV was the most threatening symbol of the surveillance state. [SpY; StreetArtNews]
Pooping birds, overflowing trash cans, radioactive poisoning, too much driving, and those goddamn hipsters again. Welcome to another edition of What's Ruining Our Cities.
Winter's not here, yet autumn's magic is already leaving. But thanks to a group of sneaky artists we can see the fall season frozen in time in the form of 200 carefully arranged leaves, some wire, and plenty of LEDs.
It's been a happy day in the way that I finally met Jesús and Addy (of Gizmodo) and there was none of that meeting you for the first time but not-on-the-internet weirdness you usually get. I landed in Madrid last night and Jesús had all his coolant drop out of his sports car like its water broke, so we ended up…
You've already heard about the free tellies and taxis over in London, well this is how the PS3 was welcomed in France - with a gallic shrug. Just 60 per cent of its 100,000 available units have been reserved, a smattering of press attended the official launch - and a pleasure boat coated with Xbox logos parked itself…