News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Efficient Public Transit Key Part of Healthy Environment [ecoRI] No More Pavement! The Problem of Impervious Surfaces [The Earth Institute at Columbia University] Work on new Sakonnet River Bridge a month ahead of schedule [ProJo] New Haven, Stamford Enter Streetcar Wars with Proposed Station-to-Downtown Links [The TransportPolitic] Architecture’s Modern Marvels [Vanity Fair]

Stimulating

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson11 Comments

Photo (cc) Daniel Case RIDOT is getting $1.2 million from the stimulus to study a third track at Kingston Station. The third track would provide a siding, allowing MBTA commuter rail trains to serve the station while highspeed Acela trains are able to move through without stopping. R.I. gets $1.2M for Kingston MBTA stop [PBN] Update: $1.2M to explore third …

Bikes Ride Here

In Bicycles by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo from Bike New Haven Design New Haven reports on the city of New Haven’s newly launched website, Bike New Haven, and boy is it great. Great starting from the above photo on the front page. Bikes Ride Here, on the street, amen! As Design New Haven outlines, the site is full of great information about cycling in New Haven. …

Watch and Learn? New Haven’s Renaissance, Reviewed

In Other Cities by Bret Ancowitz8 Comments

An absolute must read article for anyone who cares about rebuilding our cities can be found in this month’s Yale Alumni Magazine. The balanced piece reviews the birth, agonizing death, and then the recent rebirth of an urban New Haven, CT. While we all often focus deservedly on Providence’s downtown renaissance, many here don’t realize that a comparable downtown rebirth …