NBC Chicago: Chicago Unveils Riverwalk Expansion Plans “A completed riverwalk not only adds to the livability of the city, but will enhance our economy by expanding our recreational offerings for tourists,” said Lou Raizin, president of Broadway in Chicago.
Video from the City of Edmonton Canada teaches riders about the Bike Box. Via: Streetfilms
A preview of this weekend’s FirstWorks Festival in Kennedy Plaza took place Thursday afternoon. Here’s some video I took with my iPhone. Bandaloop performing off the edge of the Hospital Trust Tower starts around the 2:55 mark.
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WPRI: RIPTA CEO placed on paid leave
Flooding on Point Street near Davol Square this morning. From Patrick Laverty on Twitter.
For nine months now, Philadelphia’s awesome new public space “The Porch” has been flying under the nation’s livable streets radar. Installed next to 30th Street Station as part of a larger PennDOT undertaking, the project reclaimed asphalt from cars and devoted it to people. The Porch provides a great place to meet up, and it shows what American cities can …
The two Rhode Island Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls have partnered with The Pawtucket Foundation to champion a river corridor redevelopment initiative. Local businesses, property owners and the State of Rhode Island have teamed up, pooled resources and are working together to catalyze real estate development projects and infrastructure improvements to make the riverfront the centerpiece of revitalization efforts.
The Holmes Brothers play tonight at the Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series Everyone is telling me how amazing The Holmes Brothers are and they are playing at Burnside Park this afternoon. Check out the video above to judge for yourself. The beer starts flowing at 4:30pm, the music usually starts sometime around 5:30pm. Come on down, it promises to …
Great video projection on the Sydney Opera House. Via: The Atlantic Cities
This is a commercial for Rhode Island Hospital, but it has some really neat aerial shots of the city.
We should probably take notes for when sea level rise overwhelms our Hurricane Barrier’s capacity to hold back the sea. I recommend taking advantage of the “Full Screen” option.
For many who have heard of Medellín, Colombia, the name brings to mind the drug-related violence of the 1980s and 1990s, when it was often described as the most dangerous city in the world. Over the last decade, Medellín has worked hard to change its image. The local government is investing in education and social programs, and the city recognizes …
The Woonasquatucket, this afternoon. Not high tide yet.
America 2050: Sometime in the not too distant future, John wakes up in suburban Chicago on a Saturday morning and heads to a White Sox game…in Detroit. Join him on a 300 mile journey to Detroit’s Comerica Park as he experiences the transportation options of the future: a neighborhood electric car share program, smart phone ticketing, high-speed rail, and connecting …
Kona Bikes: Discovering Amsterdam By Bike I’m not purposefully trying to make it Bike Week around here or anything, just keep stumbling upon good bike stuff on the interwebs. Via: Copenhagenize
New Volvo with ‘pedestrian detection’ system Copenhagenize takes a look at the new Volvo S60 which has been seen around their city training it’s new Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection. The system which will display a heads up warning when the car is too close to pedestrians and stop (or at speed, slow) the car if …
Streetfilms: NYC DOT explains Bike Lanes in the Big Apple Streetfilms takes a look at the different bike lane types in New York City.