Monday, January 29, 2007

Revenge of the bollards

Jeremy Wagstaff: "The UK city of Manchester has introduced something called 'retractable bollards' (non UK folk may call them posts) that sink into the ground when an approved vehicle approaches...the only problem is other drivers." Great video.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Cool site shows next BART trains overlaid on Google Maps

I study Web site "mashups" but I don't know exactly how this site was created, or how it's maintained. But it's COOL! It overlays the BART stations on Google Maps and then pops up a list of the next trains coming to each station, and where they're headed. I'm sure this is based on BART's printed schedules and not real-time information. But wouldn't it be cool if BART created something just like this where the info was updated every few minutes?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Casual carpool attempted carjacking

A guy in a casual carpool from Hercules to San Francisco tries to carjack the car. This story may drive a few people back to public transit.