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 …
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 time.”
No, really, you can park here. Isn’t it fabulous!? Sigh.
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. Via: Better Cities & Towns
With seemingly no end in site to all this rain, and our rivers quickly rising toward and beyond flood stage, this video which takes a look at bioswales, a form of storm water retention is quite timely. Many American cities are growing to the idea that they need to do a much better job handling their stormwater runoff at ground …
This week on Executive Suite: Colin Kane, chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, and Jan Brodie, the commission’s newly named executive director. […] Kane and Brodie discuss the commission’s role in redeveloping the land, their vision for the area and their estimates of how long it will take to make significant progress. They also tackle questions about the interim …
Don’t Slash RIPTA Via: Rhode Island Coalition for Transportation Choices
Acela trains traveling through Kingston Station.
New York City launched their bike share program, Citi Bike on Monday.
This video was produced by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and is set to play in Hartford and Boston. Thoughts?
This video rendering shows what the vision for Greater Kennedy Plaza could look like as you move through it.
This Streetfilms video highlights the fact that Americans are driving less; however, transportation planners continue to design our streets as if driving rates are going up. RIDOT, take note.
The map of an american city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways, and freeways.
If you forgot to buy me something for my birthday, I would still accept this custom Lego subway station.
Newsmakers 2/28: Housing crisis with Mayor Angel Taveras