Cycle tourism has many advantages, but it can also entail problems having to do with road safety. Mallorca, one of the meccas of this kind of tourism, knows this and that’s why it is trying to solve them.
Not so omng ag, the only way to get navigate an unfamiliar road or city was by using paper maps or guides. But now you’re nobody if you don’t have Google Maps or TomTom. The wide use of these apps has revolutionised the concept of travel and will probably continue to do so.
The use of cellphones has increased the number of people being hit by a car. These intelligent walkways alert those pedestrians who can’t stop looking at their phones even when crossing the street.
Putting on the brakes when approaching a radar and then accelerating: a trick that may no longer be effective with the new radar
Putting on the brakes before reaching a radar and then speeding up afterward? We’ve all done it. But this very common practice may soon come to an end, thanks to a new radar capable of detecting traffic violations more than a kilometre away.
In 2014, Aaron Naparstek, founder of a site called Streetsblog, coined the term ‘sneckdowns’ for the large piles of snow that accumulate by the sides of roads after a storm. While it may be surprising, they sometimes provide an opportunity to improve the design of city streets and roads. Do you know why?