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steven landau

new york, ny, United States

Design instructor

Member since September 08, 2008

  • extremely important and relevant thesis topic

    Environment


    In response to Bibliography, posted by Chen You Chien,
    in the thread Bibliography

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    steve, You have chosen a very promising direction for your thesis. Issues surrounding transportation are of crucial importance right now, from the need for independence from unreliable sources of petroleum, to problems with global warming, to the social consequences of congestion and sprawl, we have a desperate need for innovations in the area of transportation. Of course, since this is such an important topic, many people are looking for answers, so it might be difficult to come up with something new and important. But I think you are looking in the right places. I like the idea of a hybrid bicycle that can go 80 km (although it also sound dangerous!). One very nice thing about this topic is that, here in NYC, we live in a giant laboratory of transportation innovation, some of it very successful, others less so, some of it highly speculative others very practical. Why do think that the congestion pricing scheme that Bloomberg tried for failed? What does that say about America? I believe you said that you are interested in the new street layouts that Bloomberg is testing. What have you observed? Do people like the new arrangements? I read about a traffic engineer in denmark who does not believe in using signs. There's a good article about him in Wired.

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