cities-from-space

How cycling can help tackle some of the most pertinent problems and challenges that face cities and urban places… from space and congestion, to economic development and social equality, to public health and well-being.

‘Investing in Cycling in numbers’ [A UK study] via Carlton Reid

Similarly:

The global benefits of shifting to cycling

A Google Street View on urban places being redesigned for people

Some great transport/planning visuals, and transport/cycling quotes

cowptain  asked:

can you actually see the great wall of china from space

I MEAN, I PERSONALLY CAN’T, BUT THAT’S JUST BECAUSE I’M NOT IN SPACE.

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, THOUGH, NO. EVEN FROM LOW ORBIT, IT’S TOO NARROW TO SEE WITH THE NAKED EYE AND SINCE IT FOLLOWS THE CONTOURS OF THE TERRAIN, IT’S HARD FOR ASTRONAUTS TO EVEN IDENTIFY WHERE IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.

THERE ARE MANMADE STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE, THOUGH!! ASTRONAUTS ON THE SPACE STATION HAVE POSTED PHOTOS OF THE PYRAMIDS AT GIZA FROM THE WINDOWS. BRIDGES CAN SOMETIMES BE SPOTTED IF THEY’RE LARGE ENOUGH, AND OF COURSE, CITIES ARE VISIBLE FROM SPACE BECAUSE THEY PRODUCE LIGHT!!

youtube

Amazing views of countries and cities from the ISS.