Maybe Smart cities aren't all that smart
Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever
@rysiek It's almost as if disincentivizing driving was the solution all along. I think there are better ways to do that than the current reasons gas prices are sky high. :)
@rysiek Like, take lanes away from cars. Replace them with functional sidewalks and bike paths/lanes. There is a main thoroughfare a couple blocks over here that they did this to a year or two ago. It used to be a 4 lane road with a lot of traffic. Now it is 2 lanes with still quite a lot of traffic but they did a before and after study and it turns out that 90% of trip times down that road didn't change and the 10% that got slower weren't significantly slower. But it made walking/cycling on or around that road MUCH better.
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