… and here comes crisis #1. I knew this book is not gonna be easy. Thinking in Hebrew and writing in English is much more than reversing the text direction.
But I think the real block I have now is the opposite of writers block. it’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s that I have too much and I can’t figure out what comes first. I have realized now that I’m actually writing two books. one about Spatial Economics and the other about Urban Transportation. In my mind those are combined but here I find myself skipping back and forth.
I need to choose and I prefer to talk more about Spatial Economics. I’ll just wrap the 4th article in the “Seamless Transportation” block and then restrict myself to the City Economics stuff.
Let’s see if this will be the end of crisis #1.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough on the speakers is a good place to start.
If you had to plan the urban transport system from scratch today, would it look the way it does now? Probably not. The key to good public transportation is Seamless Mobility – a user experience so great that the passenger hardly noticed the vehicles he rides or the road. An experience tailored to the transportation solution I have suggested in the previous article.
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If you had to plan the urban transport system from scratch today, would it look the way it does now? probably not. Urban transportation planning suffers from a mental fixation and I invite you to take a step back with me and rethink about how it should be conducted. In my opinion, the IT systems we have today can lead to a new type of transport, one that is not defined by Nodes and Modes.
Continue reading “Seamless Mobility and Hierarchical Transportation or How can public transport improve in the near future”
If you had to plan the urban transport system from scratch today, would it look the way it does now? This is a question that mayors, opinion leaders and entrepreneurs insist on not asking. Everyone plays the same familiar game of transportation and ‘moves the cheese’ only slightly each time. Urban transportation planning is fixated about modes and nodes. In fact … if there is anything more conservative than city transportation planning it is the design of the cars that travel in it.
Continue reading “Seamless Mobility and Buttless Seats or Why Public Transport Is Not Effective”
If you’ve been following my posts and the theoretical model I’ve presented, you too have come to the rather disturbing conclusion – That this model fits any free market. Whether it is a city, a manufacturing plant, or a service company, it seems that every free market seeks to achieve agglomeration, a state where there is only one supplier and zero competition.
Continue reading “Up for Debate – Does Every Free Market Aspire for Agglomeration?”