Zurich’s Policies
Favor People & Transit,
Not Cars

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When it comes to transportation options and smart city planning, you can argue Zurich, Switzerland takes the top prize in the world. The city has deployed a number of polices and practices that make commuting, living and working in Zurich a pleasant experience whichever mode (or modes) of travel you use.

For one, back in the mid-1990s, via a city decree referred to as “The Great Compromise”, Zurich decided it keep their number of parking spaces fixed at current levels. So on the rare occasion they need to justify building new parking spaces, they must find other areas within the city limits to eliminate parking. And as a bonus: many of the new spaces come in the form of underground garages, which allows for more car-free streets, plazas and shared space solutions.

Secondly, Zurich has a very intricate series of over 4500 sensors throughout the city designed to monitor the number of cars entering its limits. When that number exceeds the level Zurich’s streets can comfortably accommodate, all cars are halted on highways and main roads in to the city until congestion is relieved. Thus, traffic continually flows with little or no back-up in the city.

When it comes to mass transit options, Zurich has a network of comfortable commuter trains, buses, and the magnificent gem of the city: its 15 line tram system. Trams run everywhere frequently and are easy to hop on and off. The coordination of the lines is a wonder to behold as trams pull into circular hubs from all directions. It is an on-going dance of commuters: a synchronicity of transit. And it’s the preferred way to travel in the city center. Business men in suits traveling to the richest banks in the world ride next to moms and skateboarders.

That’s only the beginning of some of the great things going on in Zurich. We haven’t even touched on the bike mode share (6% and climbing) the amazing parks and rivers that have been cleaned up and filled with people socializing after work. The wonderful car-free/light pathways are filled with restaurants and tourists all times of the day. At least if you can never get to Zurich, you’ll be able to experience a bit of what it is like via our Streetfilm.

Note: statistics cited are from the Mobility and Transport Microcencus of 2010 by the Federal Government of Switzerland. The survey on the travel behavior is done every 5 years since 1974 

parque biclas

parque biclas

 

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¿Qué, perdiendo un poco el tiempo? 


El original AQUÍ

elguindilla:

¿Qué, perdiendo un poco el tiempo?

El original AQUÍ

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10/14/2014 
Costa Concordia Shipwreck 
Isola del Giglio, Italy 
42°21′55″N 10°55′17″E 

The Costa Concordia was a Italian cruise ship that wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on January 13, 2012. A 174 foot (52 meter) long gash was made in the port side hull after the 952 foot (290 meter) ship struck a massive rock. Removal of the vessel and her 2,380 tons of fuel, breaking down the ship to metal scrap at the Port of Genoa, and repairing the damage to Isola del Giglio will cost approximately $2 billion (€1500 million).

dailyoverview:

10/14/2014

Costa Concordia Shipwreck

Isola del Giglio, Italy

42°21′55″N 10°55′17″E

The Costa Concordia was a Italian cruise ship that wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on January 13, 2012. A 174 foot (52 meter) long gash was made in the port side hull after the 952 foot (290 meter) ship struck a massive rock. Removal of the vessel and her 2,380 tons of fuel, breaking down the ship to metal scrap at the Port of Genoa, and repairing the damage to Isola del Giglio will cost approximately $2 billion (€1500 million).

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isto é.. nom quero ! 
quero ! 
isto é.. nom sei… 
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On September 9, 2014, 22 people nestled into 16 hammocks for one epic chillout session. Photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was on hand to capture the day’s events which took place on Monte Piana, in the famous Dolomites mountain range of northeastern Italy.
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quero ! 
isto é.. nom quero 
quero ! 
isto é.. nom sei…
quero ! isto é.. nom quero ! quero ! isto é.. nom sei… ;D                     

On September 9, 2014, 22 people nestled into 16 hammocks for one epic chillout session. Photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was on hand to capture the day’s events which took place on Monte Piana, in the famous Dolomites mountain range of northeastern Italy.

via Twisted Sifter

quero !

isto é.. nom quero

quero !

isto é.. nom sei…

 

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um dia de chuva intensa. 
quem costuma circular de bicicleta foi de carro.. 
e Cambridge entupiu… 

I am seriously regretting not just getting slightly damp this morning ‑ took twice as long by car compared to cycling, and huge parts of road network in Cambridge were close to gridlock. 
If any car driver ever thinks it would be good to get all the cyclists of the road, they would have this morning to look forward to every day of the week…

um dia de chuva intensa.

quem costuma circular de bicicleta foi de carro..
e Cambridge entupiu…

I am seriously regretting not just getting slightly damp this morning ‑ took twice as long by car compared to cycling, and huge parts of road network in Cambridge were close to gridlock.

If any car driver ever thinks it would be good to get all the cyclists of the road, they would have this morning to look forward to every day of the week…

Pintar a parede, 
mas não por cima da seta 
do #caminodesantiago ! 
by helenagmartins

Pintar a parede,
mas não por cima da seta
do #caminodesantiago !

by helenagmartins