- "before" picture of a typical American "neighborhood main street"
- "after" sketch. Check out the sharp corners, bump-out sidewalks, center turn lane, parklet, dedicated truck loading zone and of course the buffered bike lanes
via bikeportland: Three local agencies just endorsed these visions for better streets, 19.12.13.
Are you listening, Austin, Texas?!?
Elevation Concept. I tried removing all the textures and just letting the line drawing remain and I’m thinking of putting both the images side by side on the portfolio. Don’t know if that’s a good idea though since both the images are essentially showing the same thing.
German engineering firm Festo is creating a robot army. Sounds scary, right? But there’s no need to fear a “Skynet”-type apocalypse quite yet, because these robots want to do good by making laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future. And they’re using nature as their inspiration.
Festo summarizes the motivation behind their research on their website: “Gripping, moving, controlling and measuring – nature performs all of these tasks instinctively, easily and efficiently. What could be more logical than to examine these natural phenomena and learn from them?”