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Monday, March 3, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
São Paulo, Marginal Pinheiros in a regular Wednesday
[image credit: Moacyr Lopes Junior/Folhapress]
Soundtrack: Bogotá, by Criolo
obs. This one I took from Transportblog! (great blog, by the way) and it's in Auckland (NZ), but it would perfectly fit São Paulo streets today!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Marcelo Duhalde came up with this interesting way to visualize and compare the Life Expectancy at Birth of different countries (via John Metcalfe).
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[image credit: Marcelo Duhalde]
Friday, February 21, 2014
- Oxford University under the winter Milky Way, by Yunli Song
- U.S. Inequality in Six Charts (via Tim Harford)
- Other things I'd rather be doing
- How to NOT design urban streets
- London, Then and Now (1927 to 2013)
- What Happens When a Woman Wins an Election? (Brazil) - via Andrés Marroquín
- Warning! this link can be depressing: How Much Time Have You Wasted on Facebook? via Emilio Ferrara
- A visual exploration of refugee migrations over time via Flowing Data
[image credit: Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma via Flowing Data]
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
When was the last time you've heard about a traffic jam in which people were actually happy to participate?
In his amazing book 'Traffic: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)', Tom Vanderbilt gives us a glimpse of the "H-Day", when everyone in Sweden started driving on the opposite side of the road. I reproduce here a snippet of the book and two great pictures taken on "H-Day":
Just before dawn on Sunday, September 3, 1967, there was an unusually festive air in the streets of Stockholm. Cars honked, passersby cheered, people gave flowers to police officers, pretty girls smiled from the curb. The streets were clogged with cars, many of which had been waiting for hours to participate in a historic traffic jam. [...] At the moment the bell schimed for six o'clock, Swedes began driving on the right.It had taken years of debate, and much preparation, to get to this point. [...] Undeterred, backers of right-side driving finally got a measure approved by the government in 1963.As "H-Day" (after hoger, the Swedish word for "right") approached, the predictions of ensuing chaos and destruction grew dire. [...] And what happened when Swedes started driving on the other side of the road, many for the first time in their lives? The roads got safer. [...] Remarkably, it was not just for a few days, or even weeks, after the change over that Sweden's roads were safer. It took a year before the accident rate returned to what it had been the year before the changeover.
[images credit: ? via wired]