A city as progressive as Springfield—renowned globally for its renewable energy production—should be on the forefront of public transit innovation. But as we've learned this week, Springfield is rife with transportation shortcomings. »
This one's for the people who give you more reliable subway directions than HopStop, who can describe to you, in detail, the metro map in any given city, and who want to ride the bus "just because." These transportation-themed gifts will fare well for any and all overzealous public transit enthusiasts in your life.… »
How's this sound: rather than hopping on the subway, when in a large city you'd hop into a little pod hanging from an elevated track. It would have pedals. You would then pedal yourself around the city, working up a lovely sweat before you reached your destination. Sound good? No? »
IKEA has outfitted a train in Kobe with sofas and curtains—probably with names like Oompa-loompa, Svenssonjohansensson, Frida, and Bucarest. Unfortunately, the makeover is temporary, to mark the opening of a new shop in the city. Good, because otherwise I would move to live in there. I will miss my stair bookcase,… »
Update: Unsurprisingly, this is bunk, as confirmed by Ann Arbor officials. But hey, the concept is still… interesting.
Everybody knows that the biggest, most bustling cities in America are Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. You know what they say: "If you can make it in Ann Arbor, you can make it anywhere!" That's why… »
Get out of the way, everybody, here come the puppies! On a monorail! They even look like they're enjoying it, too. Built by their handy master, James Horecka, a couple of them are apparently wondering how easy it would be to jump off. What started out as a joke turned into a weekend project for Horecka, who built the… »