Tag: Sustainability


Autonomy, reliability, and public transport

In Daniel Pink’s classic lecture about motivation and drive for the RSA, he talks about autonomy and the desire to be self directed. In recent weeks I have been wondering about this when it comes to public transport timetables. What constraints on a person’s autonomy are going to be too […]


Europe’s railways: unable to play the role they should in the climate transition

Two interesting pieces of information about transport and the climate transition crossed my timeline yesterday. This tweet from TUMI: Transport: Save money, protect the climate 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚲🚃🚋🔌@IPCC_CH pic.twitter.com/M04fFglFmN — 𝗧𝗨Ⓜ️𝗜 for 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚋🚍🔋🔌 (@TUMInitiative) April 5, 2022 And this New York Times story entitled In Europe, It’s Planes vs. Trains. For Many […]


Petra ticket prices

The ancient city of Petra is the highlight of any visit to Jordan. The great Nabatean city, with most buildings constructed between the 5th Century BC and 2nd Century AD, is a must-see. However the problem is the ticket price. A standard day ticket costs JD50 (€49.04, $70.26, £42.94 – […]