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As some of my readers may know, I am traveling from Amsterdam to Rome, over land, with the special interest of seeing how the Netherlands turns into Italy.

The voyage is planned, and later this week I will be taking a shit-kicker 30 hour bus-trip beginning in Amsterdam, and traveling through Belgium, Luxembourg, France & Switzerland on its way to Italy.

Preparing for this very extreme journey, I have many questions about what the trip will be like. Here are some of the most pertinent:

  • Who will be the other passengers?
  • Will it be a double-decker bus?
  • How many towns will we be stopping in? For how long?
  • Will we be driving under, or over the Swiss Alps?
  • Will it be dark outside while we’re driving through the Alps?
  • Will Italy be hot?
  • Will i know when i’m in a different country?
  • How long does 30 hours feel like on a bus?
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Check out the map your Urban Geographer recently had published in the Dalhousie Gazette.

The map was featured in a November 16 story about some amazing adventures and places to explore all accessible by Metro Transit bus!

➷➷➷ ::: CHECK IT OUT::: ➷➷➷

And exhausted from the same ol’ commute on the 52 Crosstown to Burnside, I know where I’m headed on my next day off – a bus-based adventure on the 51 to Shannon Park!

This morning, in response to an article published yesterday on Spacing Atlantic, I had the opportunity to discuss the possibility of a third harbour bridge between Halifax and Dartmouth on Maritime Morning, on News 95.7 FM.

Yes, your Urban Geographer made his 2012 radio debut as an expert on the topics of transportation infrastructure, traffic engineering, active transportation and discouraging continued car culture in HRM.

Listen to the link to hear all about:

Where the bridge will be, and how much it will cost;

Approaches to transportation planning (building more roads means lest congestion?);

Not anti-car, pro-mobility;

Amsterdam — formerly an anti-bike city;

Multi-modal mobility.

Click here to listen,

&, Enjoy.