cars http://kalw.org en Bring the Noise!! http://kalw.org/post/bring-noise <p></p><p>The first thing I notice when I come to Kolkata from San Francisco is not the heat. Or the smog. But the noise. A survey a couple of years ago found that at 10 major crossings the horn count&nbsp; average per day was a whopping 107392 per day, that’s over 70 honks per minute. Cars and buses loudly flout No Horn signs around hospitals and schools.</p><p>Some drivers are honking because a pedestrian, or a cow is jaywalking, or another car is turning without a signal or just because.</p><p>Why is Kolkata so loud?</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:35:40 +0000 Sandip Roy 39559 at http://kalw.org Bring the Noise!! Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves? http://kalw.org/post/driverless-distraction-will-we-be-safe-when-our-cars-drive-themselves <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>When you listen to the radio in your car, you’re listening -- but mostly driving. Your hands are on the wheel, eyes on the road, and you’re aware of the cars around you, your speed, and your environment.But, it’s really easy to take our eyes off the windshield, even just for a second.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:15:07 +0000 Angela Johnston 34937 at http://kalw.org Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves? Today on Your Call: Are young people falling out of love with the automobile? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-are-young-people-falling-out-love-automobile <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 32166 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Are young people falling out of love with the automobile? Commentary: To join car culture or not? http://kalw.org/post/commentary-join-car-culture-or-not <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Francisco is an environmentally conscious city, so it would make sense that many who live in and around it struggle with issues like how to get around.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">Avi Hoen&nbsp;sure is. He’s a high school student at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. He’s about to turn 16 and has a hand-me-down car, but he isn’t sure he needs it.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:02:39 +0000 Avi Hoen 28959 at http://kalw.org Commentary: To join car culture or not? SF Bike Coalition plans friendlier roads for cyclists http://kalw.org/post/sf-bike-coalition-plans-friendlier-roads-cyclists <p>In Downtown San Francisco on Market Street, subtly hidden next to the glitzy Westfield Shopping center, 10 floors above the newly painted green bike lanes, are the offices are the <a href="www.sfbike.org" target="_blank">San Francisco Bike Coalition</a>. It&rsquo;s big and lofty-feeling; there&rsquo;s a wall filled with hooks for bikes. This is the brain trust of the city&rsquo;s bike movement. The person in charge is SFBC&rsquo;s executive director, Leah Shahum. And she has a vision:</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:40:13 +0000 Ben Trefny 5029 at http://kalw.org SF Bike Coalition plans friendlier roads for cyclists