Beating Traffic: Time to Get Unstuck explores why, when and how congestion occurs, the part that you play in it, and what you and your family can do to reduce the negative effects of traffic congestion on your lives. Traffic congestion is not a pre-ordained state of affairs, and it is not you and I and the other car drivers who should have to live with it or bear the sole responsibility for fixing it. Decades of often well-meaning but horribly bad planning, and the conscious exploitation of real estate, have lead to most things being in the wrong place, too far from where everybody is and where everybody wants to go, so that the only way to get anywhere is to climb in the car and join the endless queues along the highways and local streets. There are no quick fixes to the problem. Congestion charging is being promoted in many of the world's major cities as the ultimate solution. But turning the right of driving a car enjoyed by anyone into a privilege enjoyed only by those who can afford to pay the tolls charged by governments will only serve to increase the already wide chasm between the haves and the have-nots in the world. There are fairer and more equitable means to ration road space, and these are explored in this book. While we are actively promoting real, long-term solutions to traffic congestion by supporting politicians who are serious about reconciling mobility and environmental sustainability, we can work on removing the inconvenience and irritation that it causes us on a daily basis. We can start by getting ourselves and our children out of our cars more often and onto the sidewalks, the bicycle paths and public transportation. We need to do our part to reduce harmful emissions by buying and driving responsibly, and we need to help stop the thousands of deaths and millions of injuries caused each year on our streets and highways by respecting the rules of the road and never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are positive and concrete actions we can take to beat traffic, and you will read about them in Beating Traffic.
Data services, especially those involving multimedia applications, can often be bandwidth intensive and accessed simultaneously by a large number of users. As such, efforts are being made to replace conventional network infrastructure, based on copper lines and coaxial cables, with fiber optic networks for improved performance. Optical Transmission and Networks for Next Generation Internet Traffic Highways provides a broader perspective of the parameters involved in the transmission of optical signals using optical soliton systems, OCDM-WDM, SCM-WDM and OTDM-WDM. This timely publication is ideal for use by technical managers, graduate students, engineers and technicians involved in the fiber-optics industry, and scientists working in the field of optical communications.
Most people simply plead guilty and pay a fine for their ticket even though it is often possible to get the ticket reduced or dismissed. This book is about how to beat various kinds of tickets.It can be extremely frustrating when you receive a ticket. With a little bit of knowledge, which you will find in this book, you can beat your tickets. The book contains ideas and suggestions which will give you a better understanding on how to deal with your tickets. There are many reasons to "fight" a ticket, and one big one is that you want to avoid POINTS on your driving record. Your insurance company could increase your insurance premium when they discover the points on your record and that could translate to thousands of dollars over the next several years. Studies have shown that a conviction for a moving violation can result in an insurance rate increase of 20% or more.I know that the reader of this book is not a lawyer. Therefore, I've intentionally avoided citing legal jargon, state statutes, and vehicle traffic law codes except for where I felt it was necessary. Elsewhere in this book, I sought to explain things the same way I would explain things to a friend.
Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.
Do you really want protection from the speed camera? Have you ever thought about improving your own driving skills but didn't because of the time or expense? Would you like fewer people killed and injured on our roads? If the answer is 'YES' to all these questions then you're in the right place. There is no better protection from the speed camera and reducing casualties on our roads then the motorists own skill and judgement. Over the years we motorists have allowed our standards to slip which is why so many of us get caught out by speed cameras each year and why thousands are involved in serious, life changing collisions, but is doesn't have to be this way. We can enjoy motoring without causing casualties and avoid punishment at the same time. So why 'Real Driver'? because we are going to use 'real driving' skills to beat the speed camera with not a gadget in sight. The 'Real Driving' exercises are going to take six weeks for you to master. Question is...are you up for the challenge?
Need-to-Know Skills and Strategies for Biking in the City
Author: Yvonne Bambrick
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
City cycling made simple North America's cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren't designed for bicycles, making for intimidating, and sometimes dangerous, environments for cyclists. The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is an accessible, straight-forward pocket guide that helps cyclists new to the urban environment negotiate all the challenges, obstacles, and rules - spoken and unspoken Ñ that come with sharing the roads. From picking the bike that's right for you to smart riding strategies, tips for drivers, and bike maintenance, Cycle Toronto founding executive director Yvonne Bambrick is your trusted guide. With illustrations to help clarify even the trickiest bike situation, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is an indispensible, attractive set of training wheels that can make anyone a confident, joyful city rider.
Brief stories of whimsy, folly, and the far-fetched. But are they, really? Jarmy strides out boldly on day hikes of the imagination, conjuring human experiences that maybe are more like the world as it should be. These tales bid that we let their author hold us captive to his musings. The only risk is to our entrenched views of life as it is, as it's been drummed into us to only be.
Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It
Author: Sam Staley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Though often dismissed as a minor if irritating nuisance, congestion's insidious effects constrain our personal and professional lives, making it harder to find a good job, spend time with our family, and maintain profitable businesses. After centuries of building our cities into bustling centers of commerce and culture, we are beginning to slow down. The Road More Traveled shines a new light on the problem of traffic congestion in this easily accessible book. You'll learn how we can reclaim our mobility if we are willing to follow successful examples from overseas, where innovations in infrastructure and privatization have made other nations stronger and more competitive. By thoroughly debunking the myths that keep our policy makers trapped in traffic, the book argues that we can and should build our way out of congestion and into a fast-paced future.
Pastor Tracy Wilde reflects on the absence of empathy in today’s world and shares how Christians can renew their compassion to help unify not only the church, but society as well, in this timely and refreshing guide. Achieving meaningful relationships and cultivating lasting connections with others are often some of the most valuable experiences of our lives. So why can it sometimes feel so difficult to relate to the people around us if we all share the same human desire to bond? In Finding the Lost Art of Empathy, Tracy Wilde addresses the reasons why we struggle with showing empathy toward others and explains why we ultimately avoid it—and even avoid contact with others altogether. She explores the different facets that have promoted isolation instead of community and provides the antidote for a more unified, loving, and empathetic society. Inspirational and encouraging, Wilde inspires us to self-reflect and remove whatever obstacles from our lives that may be blocking our way to true fulfillment in our relationships—and living life the way God intends us to.