Self-Driving Car & the Future of Self

A new article in New York Magazine: “What Happens to American Myth When You Take the Driver Out of It? The self-driving car and the future of the self.” Author Robert Moor looks at the social history of driving to speculate about how self-driving cars might change the social role of cars and mobility in…

Montreal’s rubber tire subway turns 50 – Bonne fête

It was 50 years ago today, that Montreal’s subway opened, October 14th 1966. The Gazette published a series of multimedia articles on the history of the subway. http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreals-rubber-tired-metro-turns-50 http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/trip-through-transit-past http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/the-metro-at-50-building-the-network http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/the-metro-at-50-the-clash-with-car-culture   Pierre Barrieau

Railway Effects on Population Change

Thomas Thevenin, et al, “Measuring one century of railway accessibility and population change in France. A historical GIS approach,” Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 56, October 2016, pp. 62–76. From the introduction to the article: “This article presents an innovative study of the relationship between railway accessibility and population change in France from 1860 to…

Website of the Month: Airline Timetable Images

This month’s website is the most complete series of timetables of airlines available online, Airline Timetable Images. The collection is sorted by airline.  While only a portion of their immence collection has been scanned and made available, there are still over 2000.  And additions are made weekly. A great resource, and a great way to…