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Montréal plans its first Woonerf, Connecticut looks to TOD to increase housing and building jobs, World Map of Bike Sharing, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Creating a transit culture, London hopes it’s wayfinding system will get more people to walk to their destinations, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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The Shortcut, interactive lighting display in London

In Arts, Other Cities, Video by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Shortcut is an interactive lighting installation in a pedestrian way in London by artist Jason Bruges: Shortcut is a responsive lighting installation for the Dover Yard in London; a well-used pedestrian route linking Berkeley Street and Dover Street near to Piccadilly and Green Park Tube Station. The artwork responds to the different speeds, rhythms and concentration of people in the …

StreetFilms: Traffic Calming Postcards from London

In 195 Relocation Project, Roads, Video by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

As we look towards rebuilding a bunch of former streets in the 195 corridor, and as we simply turn our attention back to our aging infrastructure, this video from London is timely. Sure, Providence is no London, but we are an old historic city, with small circuitous streets, and we have a need to balance the needs of automobiles, pedestrians, …

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FooFest – August 14th: Over 20 art installations and creative activities. [FooFest] Maker Faire Rhode Island – August 28th: Celebrate New England D.I.Y! Featuring hands-on making, building & hacking, culinary crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and robots, culminating with a Waterfire in the Creative Capital, Providence, RI. [Maker Faire Rhode Island] (Ohio) Mileage tax suggested to replace …

Videos: London Bicycle Superhighways

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London recently launched a series of what they are calling, Cycle Superhighways along roads in the city. Below are some videos of the superhighways in user by gaz545 from YouTube: Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 7 – Colliers Wood to The City Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 3 – Barking to Tower Gateway Cycle Super Highway Route 7 Via GOOD

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Preserving modernism in Boston: making the case [Boston.com] Andrew Knee: Milwaukee – A Walker’s Paradise [UrbanOut] “And the latest venture is a broad swath of land called the Park East, where a freeway was recently torn down and the street-grid was reassembled.” Sound wall made of vegetation to be studied by ODOT as alternative to concrete wall [Cleveland.com] I’m thinking …