A Safe New Design To Keep Trucks From Killing Cyclists | FastCompany
Trucks are death traps for cyclists. In London, 50% of cyclist deaths are attributable to the hulking vehicles. Because they sit so high up, have such small side windows, and make wide turns, truck drivers often can’t even see the bicyclists they’re about to crush.

One reasonable solution is to design better bike lanes, but that’s not enough to fix the problem entirely. The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) flips the responsibility to truck drivers with its Safer Urban Lorry design—a truck model that’s safer for surrounding cyclists.

A Safe New Design To Keep Trucks From Killing Cyclists | FastCompany

Trucks are death traps for cyclists. In London, 50% of cyclist deaths are attributable to the hulking vehicles. Because they sit so high up, have such small side windows, and make wide turns, truck drivers often can’t even see the bicyclists they’re about to crush.

One reasonable solution is to design better bike lanes, but that’s not enough to fix the problem entirely. The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) flips the responsibility to truck drivers with its Safer Urban Lorry design—a truck model that’s safer for surrounding cyclists.

World’s Most Energy-Efficient Subway Systems | EarthTechling
London Underground
New York City Transit
Singapore Mass Rapid Transit
Warsaw Metro
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority
Read why these are the most efficient transit systems. 

World’s Most Energy-Efficient Subway Systems | EarthTechling

London Underground

New York City Transit

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit

Warsaw Metro

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority

Read why these are the most efficient transit systems. 

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The World Cities That Tweet the Most
The study, released by Paris-based Semiocast, tracked the number of tweets with location info in the month of June, 2012. New York is the top U.S. city for tweets, outranking Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Houston. San Francisco, the city that the social media company calls home, doesn’t make an appearance in the top 20. 
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The World Cities That Tweet the Most

The study, released by Paris-based Semiocast, tracked the number of tweets with location info in the month of June, 2012. New York is the top U.S. city for tweets, outranking Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Houston. San Francisco, the city that the social media company calls home, doesn’t make an appearance in the top 20. 

Read more.[Image: Semiocast]