Atmosys is an organization that studies, measures and improves air quality. Especially their annual air quality maps are rather interesting. Hopefully it works as an eye opener to all those burning unnecessary amounts of oil…


On design and comfort of public transport

When using Belgian public transport it’s always the same questions that pop up in my mind.

Why can’t they make trains designed in a sexy way? If super sports-cars were designed like public transport, would any premium customer buy them?

And who makes those on-ergonomic seats and chooses these textiles out of which train seats are made? Were do these stains come from? And how do you get them cleaned?

In other words, wouldn’t public transport be more attractive is it’s outer design meets up with the highest standards and the interiors are beautiful, ergonomical, easy to clean and comftable? I want to be proud to get on a bus/train/tram, not embarrassed to see these things constantly move around my country.

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Paris Roubaix 2015 Train Incident

After seeing the Paris Roubaix train incident again later some things occurred to me. Ofcourse you can’t ignore such an important traffic sign, but there are a few buts.

1. There are two motards in the front of the peloton who are the first to ignore the red signs.

2. There are two gendarmes (one can’t be seen this video, but he’s there, some 30 meters behind the barrier) on the other side of the barrier doing nothing?

3. The police officer on the motorcycle misses for 7-8 seconds the opportunity to stop the remaining of the peloton.

4. After the train passed, the police officer on the motorcycle is one of the first to start riding again, even when the barriers are down.

Who should get the fine? To be honest I can image that it’s possible when in a bike race one doesn’t immediately notice there  is a problem with the barriers, certainly not the first 10-15 riders.

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