Updated 7:51 am CDT, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 SeaBubbles co-founder Sweden's Anders Bringdal stands onboard a SeaBubble, Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 in Paris. Paris is testing out a new form of travel - an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water, capable of whisking passengers up and down the Seine River. Dubbed Seabubbles, the vehicle is still in early stages, but proponents see it as a new model for the fast-changing landscape of urban mobility. less SeaBubbles co-founder Sweden's Anders Bringdal stands onboard a SeaBubble, Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 in Paris. Paris is testing out a new form of travel - an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the ... more Photo: Francois Mori, AP Photo: Francois Mori, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 … [Read more...] about Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi
Fishing for Striper | Block Island, Rhode Island A trip to Block Island is a little like going back in time: Miles of old stone walls, vast expanses of land trust-preserved green space, and what locals endearingly call “island Wi-Fi” (hopefully your e-mail can wait). While the majority of lodgings have stayed true to the island’s Victorian-era roots — heavy on the four-poster beds and floral wallpaper — this year’s renovation of the former Surf Hotel brings the Block a more retro-modern alternative. Redone by New England-based boutique hotel group Lark Hotels, the new Block Island Beach House (blockislandbeachhouse.com, 401-466-5500) has 31 minimalist-chic rooms featuring original artwork, vintage surfboards, and Polaroid cameras to rent. September and October offer some of the island’s best saltwater fishing, and Captain Chris Willi at Block Island Fishworks (sandypointco.com, 401-466-5392) will drag you out of bed at … [Read more...] about New England vacations: 9 ways to enjoy the water this fall
By Hayley Munguia | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: May 20, 2019 at 8:56 am | UPDATED: May 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm Folks in Long Beach will soon be able to catch a water taxi ride any day of the week. Long Beach Transit will expand the water taxi schedule — typically an activity only available on weekends — into a seven-day service, beginning Friday, May 24. “Memorial Day is the start of summer and LBT’s daily water taxi service,” Kenneth McDonald, the organization’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “With the weather warming up and school winding down, it is an ideal time to cruise on our popular AquaLink and AquaBus vessels.” The daily service will last through Labor Day; the water taxis will then return to their weekend-only schedule. The AquaBus, which costs $1 each way and carries 35 customers, starts its day at 11 a.m., departing from the Queen Mary and making stops at the Hotel Maya, the Aquarium of the … [Read more...] about Long Beach kicks off daily water taxi service Friday, May 24
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | Bangkok Is Choking on Air Pollution. The Response? Water Cannons. Supported by Bangkok Dispatch ByHannah Beech Jan. 30, 2019 BANGKOK — The monsoons are no longer lashing Bangkok, in that soggy season when my sons sometimes have to wade through waist-high floods to get to soccer practice. So why did I get soaked last week, as I walked along a major avenue in the Thai capital? The liquid, which soon flooded one of Bangkok’s busiest intersections, came from water cannons aimed at alleviating the smog that has shrouded Bangkok for weeks. Pedestrians squealed as the plumes of water shot into the air. A vendor of coconut ice cream failed to stop his pushcart from careening into a sewer. A rat scurried, then swam. Some of the giant hoses were connected to trucks that only contributed to … [Read more...] about Bangkok Is Choking on Air Pollution. The Response? Water Cannons.
Extra parking spaces will soon become available at Chichester Railway Station but taxi drivers will now have to share one rank, it has been confirmed this week. Southern Railway confirmed the decision by Network Rail to resurface both of the station car parks 'as part of a programme covering over 30 Southern stations'.A spokesman said: "At Chichester there has been high demand from our passengers for more parking, pick-up and drop-off spaces, so we are taking the opportunity to reconfigure the smaller car park on the south side, and to create still more space by consolidating the two taxi ranks into one on the north side."Network Rail's business tenants will also benefit from new dedicated bays."'Number of permits to be reduced with immediate effect'The statement comes after current and previous taxi permit holders were contacted by email 'with advance notice of these changes', citing the 'permanent removal of the rank on the Southside car park'.The email added: "The car park areas … [Read more...] about Chichester Railway Station taxi rank to be scrapped to create more car parking spaces