Once Around the Web: Watch It!

So many interesting and inspiring videos popped up this week – here are a few of the best:

The Seattle Times and Bruce Gray of Sound Transit share an inside look at “Balto” working its way from the U District through to the Capitol Hill station.  That machine does so much more than dig a hole!

 

StreetFilms shines a light on Medellín, Colombia. With their integrated transportation system of  light rail, gondolas, buses, dedicated bike and walking paths, and electric ladders (aka public escalators), Medellín is an exciting example for all cities looking to transform and grow. And they’ve done it all since about 2005.  Jealous much Seattle?


 

Did you know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? It’s true. To celebrate, take a moment to enjoy this video from California’s Office of Traffic Safety campaign to educate drivers: “Don’t be a zombie behind the wheel.”

 

In case you missed it – the future is here – again! A Dutch company debuted their air and street legal flying car this week. The PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle.) is set to go into commercial production soon and if all goes well, you should be able to get yours in 2014. Cue George Jetson and the Spacion Wagon.