Weekend what we’re reading: Exercise on the road, examining commuters, traffic jam prank

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.
By |February 1st, 2014|Today|1 Comment|

Finding green in snowy Copenhagen

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.
By |December 4th, 2010|Today|2 Comments|

Getting around Montreal by rapids, by metro, by bike

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 adventure. Actually plan on spending at least two-and-a-half hours. Get there early. Dress in the the warm sweaters and foul-weather gear then, board the boat. The 15-minute ride up the river is calm with great views, then there are about 30 minutes of crashing and splashing through the rapids followed by a 15-minute cruise back to the dock.

It is a blast. Everyone I know who has taken the trip, wants to come back for more.

By |September 17th, 2009|Been There, Traveler|Comments Off on Getting around Montreal by rapids, by metro, by bike|

Could the DC metro crash been avoided?

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?