05
Dec

2010

Sunday Morning Statshot

Post by Nick Chu

A quick look at some of the things that make your cities work (or not):

World’s first highway integrated building: Japan’s Gate Tower Building

Toyota’s Segway: Winglet

Max speed: 6km/h

Max speed of world’s first electric motorcycle, Enertia: 72km/h

Range: 72km

Range of hydrogen fuel bus: 400km

Cost: $2 million

Time to charge: 6 minutes

Range of Yamaha E-Moped: 43km

Cost: $2800

Emissions released: 0

Most environmentally friendly subway in the world: Poland

Percent recyclable: 98

P.U.M.A.: Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project

Max speed: 56km/h

Cost of PUMA: 1/4 of a car

Cost inflicted on personal image: Incalculable

Part canoe, part bicycle: Autocanoe

Part cab, part bicycle: Ecocab

Longest plane ride: Newark to Singapore

Length: 13,345km

Duration: 18hrs 50 min

Longest duration without sleep: 18 days 21 hrs 40 minutes

Shortest plane ride: Westray to Papa Westray

Length: 2.7km

Duration: 2 minutes

How to have fun on your flight while scorning TSA: Pass the beach ball

Cutest way to fly: Hello Kitty Airlines

Cause of traffic congestion: Traffic shockwave

Cause of low public transit ridership: Bus stop marginalization



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Comments

  1. I hate to tell you. but there are so many 404s here that I am not even going to try to list them.
  2. That highway integrated building in Japan is unreal!
  3. i see no 404s
  4. @frankie g You are right, I just revisited it and they all seem to be working now. There were at least 6 when I gave up yesterday.
  5. @ Sean, "I hate to tell you. but there are so many 404s here that I am not even going to try to list them." My apologies. When/where did they occur? I'm not seeing any.
  6. @ Mono, "That highway integrated building in Japan is unreal!" What are you talking about?
  7. @ frankie g, I don't see 404s either.
  8. @ Sean, I've seen that happen before. Again: Really sorry.
  9. @ steven @ mono japan. first link. its pretty cool i guess, although i've seen/heard of similar, less obvious versions of buildings like this over train tracks or roads.
  10. @ Mono, I should've said "what specifically about it is unreal" rather than simply "what are you talking about?"
  11. Check out the new youtube movie! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WotfE6ZOAo