The Omnibus Anthropomorphic





Continuing our multipart series, there are a few modes left.

Magic School Bus is a transformer, who can not only be a bus, but take on other sizes and shapes to ferry its children on fantastical, yet educational, scientific field trips.
Cat Bus in My Neighbor Totoro is perhaps not anthropomorphized but feline-o-morphized. I am not sure if this is a bus-like a cat or a cat-like bus. Anyway, watch My Neighbor Totoro.
Bertie and Bulgy are two bus characters from Sodor, but they are diminished in the television versions of this rail-supremacist tale. Bertie merely is inferior to Thomas, but Bulgy is the butt of much jokes, being turned into a chicken coop. The magazine writers seem to have redeemed him into a play bus.

Linklist: June 7, 2012

Lisa Schweitzer @ Urban ethics and theory: “White people won’t ride the bus”, if true, is racism, not a rationale for light rail. Just saying.

MinnPost: A day in the life of Nice Ride bikes

Tim Lee @ Forbes: Megan McArdle on Subways – Forbes

BBC: Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream

Tyler Cowan @ Marginal Revolution: Which are the best walking cities?

Nate Hood @ Strong Towns Blog Three Simple Ideas for Cities [including Land Value Tax, see also this: youtube by Chuck Marohn] The connection between Google Street View and driverless cars