Rubén M.Cenzano

Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation

Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte

Edinburgh is making the best use of urban mobility opportunities

Posted On Wednesday, 15 April 2015


According to a Xerox survey, Edinburgh is making the best use of urban mobility opportunities in the UK -commuters who regularly use mobile services for parking, ticket buying and comparing transportation service.

http://news.xerox.co.uk/news/new-survey-reveals-which-uk-city-leads-the-way-in-smart-commuting

road and rail construction in Europe

15 of the major economies in Europe are investing over US$1.43 trillion in road and rail construction projects in the coming years, according to a new report by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Centre.

Russia leads with investment of $433 billion, followed by the UK and France with $263 billion and $167 billion, respectively. The other main actors would be Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine. Hands on almost everywhere.

https://timetric.com/research/report/cn0007pi--project-insight-road-and-railway-construction-projects-in-europe/

create your own signposts to promote walking

Posted On Saturday, 11 April 2015


Create your own signposts to promote destinations that can be reached on foot in your town. Walk [Your City] has been named by CNN among the 5 start-ups that are reinventing the world (1). In February, the Knight Foundation, a private American foundation that promotes transformational ideas in the field of citizen commitment, announced that it would finance a large-scale expansion of the project.

https://walkyourcity.org/
(1) http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbusiness/2015/02/17/social-entrepreneurs-startups

 
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railway construction on demand


solar bike is coming next


Solar bike is coming next, presenting solid-black wheels due to solar-paneled skins, allowing rides of up to 70km. It has no plugs (a handicap?) and the solar cells provides energy for 2-25km/day (depending on the sun hours).

http://solar-bike.weebly.com/the-solarbike.html

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Metro Madrid & cyclists


[EN-ES] Metro Madrid increases the number of hours where you can ride along with your bike from April 1st.


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[ES] Metro Madrid permitirá llevar bicis todo el día (salvo hora punta) desde el 1 de abril.

[EN-ES] https://www.metromadrid.es/es/viaja_en_metro/uso_y_accesibilidad/acceso1.html

travel could be required for a more creative brain


For a more creative brain; travel -scientists say that living in another country can also make you more creative.

Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms.

What a lot of psychological research has shown now is that the ability to engage with people from different backgrounds than yourself, and the ability to get out of your own social comfort zone, is helping you to build a strong and acculturated sense of your own self.

Our ability to differentiate our own beliefs and values... is tied up in the richness of the cultural experiences that we have had.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/for-a-more-creative-brain-travel/388135/

car sharing users to reach 650 million by 2030

Posted On Thursday, 2 April 2015

Global number of car sharing users to reach 650 million by 2030 according to ABI Research.

The analysis states that each new generation seeing adoption rates at least an order of magnitude larger than the previous:
  •  - Car Sharing 1.0: Street Rental Service: Cars parked on the street can be located, unlocked, used, and left behind (i.e: Zipcar or car2go).
  •  - Car Sharing 2.0: Ride Sharing Taxi Service and Carpooling: Private drivers picking up customers using their privately owned vehicles (i.e: Uber, BlaBlaCar).
  •  - Car Sharing 3.0: Robotic Car Service: Driverless cars which can be called remotely and used without a driver on board.
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