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10 Terrifying Bridges You Need to See to Believe

10 Terrifying Bridges You Need to See to Believe | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
If you suffer from gephyrophobia (fear of bridges), click away now. From bridges so frightening that people will pay someone else to drive their car across to bridges that are just plain dangerous, these 10 bridges are the world's scariest....
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Singles, want a love train? Prague wants to know

Singles, want a love train? Prague wants to know | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Prague's transport company is trying to lure people out of their cars and into the subway with singles-only cars.
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Australia : More infrastructure funds needed: report

Australia :     More infrastructure funds needed: report | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
THE federal government must establish a department dedicated to the infrastructure needs of Australian cities to address a $500 billion backlog in urban development, building groups say.
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The growing population of Australia and need for urban development has prompted the federal government to establish the Urban Infrastructure Fund comprised of national and international funding and a department dedicated to infrastructure.  80% of the population lives in cities and fast growing suburbs requiring transportation interchanges to reduce city congestion.

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Proposed City Tram

Proposed City Tram | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

Information on proposed City Tram LONDON

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This upgrade in the London tram system is underway and interconnects trams providing better connections to the city and outskirts along with the proposed Olympics site. The building plans do not include trenching which saves London time and money along with quicker completion times. It is part of a bigger transportation infrastructural development plan and economic recovery.

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London's housing shortage surpasses transport as biggest barrier to growth

London's housing shortage surpasses transport as biggest barrier to growth | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
London’s chronic housing shortage has leaped past its unreliable transport as a threat to its future growth for the first time.
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Housing shortages and rising rents price-out young professionals out of London and remains the biggest obstacle to their economic success and adds to London's diminished global edge.  The London Mayor is increasing affordable housing and improving transportation nfrastructure.  This is just another example of how the city must attract more young professionals to promote the economy and increase business that is needed - or they will go elsewhere.

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World's Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans Maglev Line - Bloomberg

World's Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans Maglev Line - Bloomberg | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
World's Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans Maglev Line
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Japan resumed trial runs for the world's fastest magnetic-levitation train that will complement the Shinkansen bullet-train network when ready in 2027.
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Lion Air Inks Record $24 Billion Airbus Deal - The Jakarta Globe

Lion Air Inks Record $24 Billion Airbus Deal - The Jakarta Globe | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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The Jakarta globe reports that the French  Lion Airbus (in rivalry with Boeing)  sealed a $24 billion deal with 234 airbus planes purchased for an estimated 1.2 passengers anticipated by 2016

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Fat cleared from London sewers will fill nine double-decker buses - Telegraph

Fat cleared from London sewers will fill nine double-decker buses - Telegraph | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers in central London in the largest ever sewer clean-up of its kind.
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Sewer clean up from years of abuse and hazardous waste in the water

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London Trams

London Trams | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Trams run in parts of South London between Wimbledon, Croydon and Beckenham. The services are frequent and accessible
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The London Tram in South London (year 2000 origin) is a great way to travel but new plans are in the making for upgrading London transportation infrastructure since many are leaving due to the housing crisis and the need for better transportation.

 

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