Friday, June 13, 2008

YOUR GAS MONEY IS GOING TO HELP BUILD SHADED, MISTED BIKE PATHS IN QATAR AND DUBAI

WASH CYCLE - I bike along the NE Branch Trail which, for large sections, is completely devoid of tree cover. In the summer it can get quite stifling (among other problems) so naturally I got jealous when I found out about Qatar's planned cooled bike path. It has a shaded canopy and misters cooling the entire cycle path using cold ground water. Dubai is also developing a bike plan and they may use the same bike path plan. . . STREETSBLOG - Fortunately, when you've got a pannier full of oil money, 115 degree daytime temperatures are no big deal. The Emir hired the Rand Corporation and Rand proposed a 30 kilometer shaded, solar-powered, mist-cooled bike path. The Emir gave the green light and with no cumbersome democratic processes to get in the way the project sailed through to approval.

1 Comments:

At June 13, 2008 6:29 PM, Blogger Paul said...

If gas prices are paying for this, it's for gas you bought a long time ago. Dubai is virtually out of oil; that's why they're developing so rampantly-- they need another source of cash.

 

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