Luxembourg will offer the world's first fare-free public transit system, but is there really such a thing as a free ride?
- To combat congestion, Luxembourg aims to become the first country to implement fare-free public transit services.
- Other European nations are considering similar courses, but across the pond the United States continues to fumble its public transportation to deleterious effects.
- Luxembourg's goal is noble, but it will have to overcome historic trends showing such fare-free systems rarely work in the long run.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Future vacationing could be pretty different.
The Seattle tech magnate died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975.
- A major figure in Seattle, he revitalized the city landscape.
- As of his death, he was the 46th richest person in the world.
Hans Monderman believed that societies could make roads safer by making drivers more uncertain, and therefore alert.
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