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The Human Motor - YouTube
"The Human Motor: A Documentary on the San Francisco Critical Mass Bike Ride, created by Ellie Vanderlip, 2011"
via:javierarbona  carculture  cars  activism  transportation  biking  bikes  toshare  studentfilms  documentary  2011  history  sanfrancisco  criticalmass  ellievanderlip 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles - Wikipedia
"Ross ordered that all building facades along Wilshire be engineered so as to be best seen through a windshield. This meant larger, bolder, simpler signage; longer buildings in a larger scale, oriented towards the boulevard; and architectural ornament and massing perceptible at 30 MPH instead of at walking speed. These simplified building forms were driven by practical requirements, but contributed to the stylistic language of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne."

[via: http://log.scifihifi.com/post/7532494235/ross-ordered-that-all-building-facades-along ]
losangeles  miraclemile  wilshire  carculture  cars  architecture  design  artdeco  streamlined  streamlinemoderne  signs  signage  perspective  history 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Californian freeways: Carmageddon | The Economist
"A European might ask why people don’t bicycle instead, or take a bus or train. Yes, Los Angeles does have a weighty document, the “2010 Bicycle Plan”, but nobody believes it will do more than the two previous, and equally grandiose, bike visions, proclaimed in the 1970s and 1990s. As for buses, they do exist, but only the poor seem to be on them and routes are being cancelled for budgetary reasons. Los Angeles’s mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, also has a pet underground project, called the “subway to the sea”. But the general rule seems to be that public transport in Los Angeles has a great future, and always will."
losangeles  cars  carculture  publictransit  masstransit  freeways  the405  2011  carmageddon  california  socal 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Side View Mirror Project
"Hello. My name is Erik Dahl and the “Side View Mirror Project” is a little something I’ve been working on my free time. I have a point-and-shoot camera (Panasonic DMC-LX2) with me at all times, and I started taking pictures of drivers in their side view mirrors while stopped at stop lights. <br />
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What is captured here is a record of these tiny portals into other drivers’ worlds. <br />
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This is an ongoing project. I started actively taking these pictures in 2008."
art  culture  society  photography  mirrors  sideviewmirrorproject  driving  cars  carculture  traffic  2008 
april 2011 by robertogreco
California English - Wikipedia
"California English (or Californian, Californian English) is a dialect of the English language spoken in California.[1] California is home to a highly diverse population, which is reflected in the historical and continuing development of California English."

[Of particular interest is "freeway nomenclature" of Northern and Southern California: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_English#Freeway_nomenclature

[via: http://latimes.tumblr.com/post/4102291799/10-freeway ]
language  english  california  linguistics  dialects  accents  vocabulary  usage  phonology  nocal  socal  losangeles  sanfrancisco  sandiego  orangecounty  inlandempire  freeways  carculture  cars 
march 2011 by robertogreco

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