public transportation

This weekend we make plans to exercise in more creative ways while on the road. We examine the complex world of transportation systems and the value they add — we all don’t suffer through commutes for nothing. There is a value for our efforts. And, in the spirit of traffic jams, we enjoy a video of traffic stuck on hold.


People in Copenhagen hop on bikes and take to the dedicated paths. More than 30 per cent people use them as their usual means of transport; it’s projected that within the next five years, the number will hit 50 per cent.


Jetboating on the St. Lawrence/Lachine Rapids I had a chance to meet up with one of the managers who tells me that this has become Montreal’s top tourist attraction. The shallow-draft boats for 27 years have been riding up the rapids and then careening down through the waves. Prices are around $65 for an hour-long […]

At approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, June 22nd, two trains crashed on the packed commuter metro Red Line near Tacoma Park, Md. The accident is the deadliest in the D.C.’s Metro’s 33-year history. Could it have been avoided?