Transportation Styles

Being able to move around from one place to another is critical in our daily lives.  There are many ways to get around, whether you’re walking to school a couple of blocks from home, or travelling around the world by airplane.  I’d like to look at some videos that help us to think about transportation.  Think about some of the vocabulary.  What would be good and bad about travel in these different locations?

<p><a href=”″>Seattle: America’s Next Top Transit City</a> from <a href=””>STREETFILMS</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The City of Seattle can&rsquo;t handle any more cars than we currently have. Our mode split needs to go from 30% single occupancy vehicle to 25%, and the lions share of that is going to be carried on the bus.&rdquo;<br />
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-Scott Kubly, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in America, is making bold investments to ensure the majority of its residents live within walking distance of frequent transit. The city&rsquo;s efforts are paying off &ndash; both bus and rail ridership have seen huge gains in recent years, and 70% of trips to downtown Seattle are now made by people outside of private vehicles. And as a measure of confidence, Seattle voters approved the $900 million Move Seattle transportation levy in 2015 and followed up by supporting the regional Sound Transit 3, a $50 billion rail expansion in 2016.
Seattle is demonstrating how rail and buses can work in tandem to build a fast, frequent and reliable network that encourages people to use transit. A key factor for this success is city government playing an active role forging transit improvements, not taking a back seat to county and regional transit agencies. Seattle&rsquo;s experience demonstrates that when agencies create clear transportation priorities, provide thoughtful, goal-oriented planning and deliver good transit service, ridership goes up and a firm foundation of public support can be established</p>

Here’s a video about travelling to downtown Edmonton for events at Rogers Place:

My favourite video of travelling around Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam!

<p><a href=”″>Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam</a> from <a href=””>Rob Whitworth</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an amazing up and coming city. This time lapse is a culmination of 10,000 RAW images and multiple shoots capturing some of the cities relentless energy and pace of change.
Everyone who has visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam knows part of the magic (love it or hate it) is in the traffic. Ever since I first set foot in HCMC I have been captivated by the cities energy. Saigon is a city on the move unlike anything I have experienced before which I wanted to capture and share.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the film and thanks also to the numerous kind people who allowed me access to some amazing locations.
The soundtrack is the energetic Mondo’77 by Looper –
Used with permission.
The Word HCMC magazine has published a Q&A interview with some background information on the project:
Copyright &copy; All Images Rob Whitworth 2011 –

Here is a lot of the travel around Bangkok, Thailand:

<p><a href=”″>Bird’s eye Bangkok</a> from <a href=””>Pieter Manders</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>
A short tilt-shift time-lapse video shot in Bangkok.
Created by Pieter Manders (
Music: Suite for Toy Instruments no.3 in D major&quot; by Bosques de mi Mente (

This video shows more of the landscape of the country, but also gives you an idea about transportation in Norway:

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Mini Norway – a Tilt Shift Movie by Davide Vasta from BrainStudios
Mini Norway is a miniature representation of Norwegian landscapes and cities, realized through tilt-shift techniques.
A project by Davide Vasta



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