Public market, sea-level rise, commuter rail, and more in today’s News & Notes.
In New York City the Department of Transportation shovels DOT owned sidewalks, in Providence…
Three pedestrians were killed on NYC sidewalks today in two separate crashes. Just before 7:30 a.m. on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, a 22-year-old man driving a new Camaro ran over and killed two men on the sidewalk, and just before 1 p.m., a woman was killed on an East Harlem corner after a taxi driver struck a box truck, which careened onto the sidewalk. So far, no charges have been filed, though witnesses say the Queens Boulevard driver was speeding and the East Harlem cabbie ran a red light, according to reports.
First and foremost, when given the choice to grow or to sit idle, we need to grow and we have to be aggressive about it. There are factors beyond our control — economic conditions, bureaucratic interference from afar — that can kill good projects. The things I value as a progressive — good jobs and affordable housing — cannot happen …
Citi Bike, NYC bike share. Photo (cc) ccho. Gawker: Tycoon’s Pet Newspaper Thinks For-Profit Citi Bikes Are Socialism The Observer objects to Citi Bike not because the bikes are hideous or dangerous—the editors mention, but shrug off, the possibility of “accidents involving goofy tourists,” which for many New Yorkers is a plus—but because of… socialism. Yes! Citi Bike “represents another …
New York City launched their bike share program, Citi Bike on Monday.
DMV, Cornell Tech Campus, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Broadway bike lanes are almost a reality, can you taste it?
My visit to New York City’s High Line park.
Short film recounts the story of a community displaced by urban renewal in New York CIty on the 1950s.
Photos and video from my visit to the National September 11th Memorial.
Video from Phase Two of New York City’s High Line Park.
Check out this video of what an icy third rail does when a subway car rolls by: Via: Transportation Nation
The Roosevelt Island Tram returned to service today after being closed for a modernization project: On Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Roosevelt Island’s state-of-the-art Aerial Tramway will return to service. Island visitors and residents are provided a 3 minute ride across the river from Roosevelt Island to East 60th Street and vice versa. The Tram is designed with two independently operated …
Photo (cc) eekim Speaking of buses, remember when I posted about the double-deck Megabus operating between Boston and New York. And everyone was all like, “yay, when will they come to Providence?” And I was all like, “I wish they’d run to Cape Cod.” Well, they are coming to Providence to do a New York run (no Cape Cod love …
Streetfilms: NYC DOT explains Bike Lanes in the Big Apple Streetfilms takes a look at the different bike lane types in New York City.
9th Avenue Madison Square Park Madison Square Park A reader submitted these photos from New York City to show what is being done with bike lanes there and as an example of what we should be thinking about doing in the 195 Street Grid: Attached are photos of bikeway conditions at two intersections in New York. Ninth Avenue in Chelsea …
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