2 Traffic Jam

flood of xxxxx
carbon footprint
public transportation
urban planning
social engineering
hybrid vehicles
fuel consumption
SUV (sport utility vehicle, crossover vehicle / Example )
autonomous (self-driving)

  • What do you think of Singapore's solution to their traffic problem?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • Which is more harmful to the environment, one SUV or one cow?
    Would this solution work in Osaka or Tokyo? Why or why not?
  • Are you planning to own a car? Why or why not?
  • Do we have the "right" to own and drive our own cars?
  • Do you think the automobile era is over? What is the future for automobiles and privately owned vehicles?
  • Would this be a better world if there were no cars?
  • With your group, make a plan for one of the following:
    - a new car-less city
    - a new city with a balance of different modes of transportation
    - changing the transpiration systems of an existing city
  • What are the current cutting edge technologies to reduce automobile fuel consumption and pollution?
  • Other experiences, stories, research...

Driving in Brazil

Bangkok Traffic

Driving Green

Public transportation

Talking Heads, "Nothing But Flower"s (song)

Here we stand
Like an Adam and an Eve
The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
you got it, you got it

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
we got it, we got it

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
you've got it, you've got it

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
you've got it, you've got it

Years ago
I was an angry young man
I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
you got it, you got it

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
you got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
you got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
you got it, you got it

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
you got it, you got it

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
you got it, you got it

This was a discount store,
Now it's turned into a cornfield
you got it, you got it

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle


eat you


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