A full photographic review of diverse cargo bike uses.
Results from the Microcensus 2010 on behavior of individuals in terms of transport have been published.
They show notably a diminishing car use and individual vehicle posession in both Cantons.
An example of the emerging tendency of car promoters to present the car as a socially shared post-individual object.
Also interesting from the point of view of collaborative mapping initiatives.
It was recently shown that Austrians associate car front geometry with traits in a way that could be related to face shape geometry mapping to those same overall suites of traits. Yet, possible confounding effects of familiarity with the car models, media coverage and entertainment could not be ruled out. In order to address this, the current study uses a cross-cultural comparison. Adult subjects in two countries (Austria and Ethiopia, n=129) were asked to rate person characteristics of 46 standardized front views of automobiles on various trait scales. These two countries differ substantially with regard to their experience with car models and brands, as well as car marketing and media coverage. Geometric morphometrics was then used to assess the shape information underlying trait attribution. Car shapes for perceived maturity, maleness and dominance were highly similar in both countries, with patterns comparable to shape changes during facial growth in humans: Relative sizes of the forehead and windshield decrease with age/growth, eyes and headlights both become more slit-like, noses and grilles bigger, lips and air-intakes are wider. Austrian participants further attributed various degrees of some interpersonal attitudes and emotions, whereas neither Austrians nor Ethiopians congruently ascribed personalities. Morphological correlates of personal characteristics are discussed, as are person perception and its overgeneralization to inanimate objects. Cross-cultural similarities and differences are addressed, as well as implications for car styling, follow-up studies on driving and pedestrian behavior, and fundamental dimensions in inference from (human) faces.
One more example of freight transportation with bicycles.
“How will 14 million people be living and working in Switzerland in 2048?
Designed by graphic designer Ludovic Balland, Swiss Lessons presents the findings of the 2013 laba’s students research in texts, images, graphics and maps.”