The obligation to create bicycle paths

To improve safety for cyclists, we don't need a helmet obligation, Carlo van de Weijer says in his column. More and wider bicycle paths would be a better solution.

The myth of the robotaxi

Elon Musk's achievements contribute a lot to a better mobile future. But that won't be a future with lots of robotaxis.

Leaving the lockdown smarter

The traffic jams and full trains will probably return. But now that we have all learned that things can easily be done in a much smarter way, we, as a society, should stop thinking that's a bad thing.

A private jet for everyone

"You will have to be very sure that electric flying will not succeed to invest now in any other form of medium distance transport."

Pedestrian Congestion

"For years, pedestrian bottlenecks have been insufficiently addressed by politicians. In urban areas, in particular, the capacity of the sidewalk and footpath has reached its limit."

Paying for ownership

There seems to be increasing support for making car costs more variable, the much talked about road pricing. Or, more nicely put: paying according to […]

Tesla against the rest

"For the time being, the choice is between fantastic software with clumsy hardware or fantastic hardware with clumsy software"

The Self-cleaning Car

"Automation of cars requires that all sensors stay clean. Cameras, radars, infrared sensors, lidars, all have their own problems with insects, rain, frost, snow, or mud"

Retravel

"People want less aviation, but are not planning to fly less. That sums it all up"

Forest vs. infrastructure

"The economic damage caused by the impact of new infrastructure to landscapes will outweigh the benefits of better accessibility"

Tomorrow is Good: Uber and Out?

In the coming weeks, Uber’s IPO will be on the agenda, which may become the most expensive one in history. The estimate of the market […]