Beautiful high-speed footage of passengers waiting for the subway at Grand Central in New York City.
On December 20, 2013, the Empire State Building kicked off the first of its five Christmas light shows by illuminating its world-famous LED tower lights in holiday hues. Over 15,000 channels of the building’s LEDs were synchronized to holiday-themed music that was broadcasted on Clear Channel New York’s radio station 106.7 Lite FM. Tonight’s song selection included “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives and “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses. Internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman choreographed the show.
The Dancing Cop Tony Lepore will be out at Dorrance and Westminster Streets weekdays at lunchtime starting tomorrow and running through Christmas Eve.
You have been warned.
This video shows the Broadway Corridor of Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar project.
In five auto lane widths of roadway you can see room for a separated cycle track, automobile traffic, bus and streetcar traffic, dedicated turn lanes, and it looks like maybe some parking (plus ample sidewalks with trees). It really shows how you can pack a lot of transportation modality into a not too big roadway. Of course Providence is a place where we have a lot of not too big roadways.
What roads in Providence could you see done up in a similar fashion?
Started in 1892, Barcelona’s Sagrada Família has been under construction on and off ever since. Following architect Antoni Gaudí’s death in 1926 nine different architects have taken charge of the project. During the Spanish civil war Gaudí’s drawings and models were destroyed by fire lending controversy to the building’s completion.
The video shows the completion of the remaining work, scheduled to be be finished by 2026, the centennial of Gaudí’s death.
I was lucky to be able to visit the building in 2005 and highly recommend that anyone who has any remote opportunity of to visit it jump at the chance.
- Via: Gizmodo
This week: Bonnie Nickerson, Providence’s director of long-range planning, and Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, on the high stakes for Providence’s first zoning overhaul since 1951. Providence Business News’ Patrick Anderson joins the panel.
The above video by Penn State student Fletcher Phillips shows a concept for the Providence cityWALK. Read more about cityWALK.
I can think of a bunch of places where this would come in handy.
On a Bixi bike excursion to get some ice cream in Montreal, my wife and I stumbled upon the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Rue Clark, recently upgraded with colorful new street furniture, traffic calming treatments, and a two-way protected bike lane. The space is teeming with street life. When you arrive at this lovely place your first instinct is to stop, sit down, and enjoy.
Video from the City about roads being repaved in Providence. Visit data.providenceri.com for more details.
According to Congress for New Urbanism President John Norquist, the Salt Lake City area has the fastest growing rail system in America. And as Streetsblog’s Angie Schmitt pointed out last month, “It’s the only city in the country building light rail, bus rapid transit, streetcars and commuter rail at the same
No, really, you can park here. Isn’t it fabulous!?
No, that traffic is not running the red, the light is green and the walk light crossing the traffic with the green light is also on.
Our reader says they reported this to the City a week ago, but it has not been fixed.
A community in decline, divided by decades of anti-social traffic engineering, is reunited and revitalised by streetscape redesign.