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Oct 10
NYC: DCP Sketches Out Waterfront Transit and Safer Streets for Western Queens : DCP is recommending expanded pedestrian space and redesigned streets at complex intersections like the crossing of Vernon Boulevard, Main Avenue, and 8th Street. A new transitway from LaGuardia Airpor...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
NYC: So Far, NYPD Isn’t Enforcing New Vision Zero Law as Intended : It was a welcome development when NYPD filed the first-ever charges under Section 19-190, a new law that makes it a misdemeanor for drivers to strike pedestrians and cyclists who have the right of way...
Streetsblog
Oct 10
Disaster resilience and affordable housing : by Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceAs a speaker and participant at the Northeast Risk and Resilience Leadership Forum, I learned a lot about how communities can mitigate the risks o...
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 27
Bryant Park Part 2: a comparison to other entertainment venues on attracting tourists, user frictions and costs to create or significantly renovate : Posted by N. David Milder Introduction Part 1 of this article focused on showing how Bryant Park is a model informal downtown entertainment venue....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Sep 26
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Safer Streets Come to Jackson Heights : New curb extensions are popping up on 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights....
Streetsblog
Sep 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Without Funding Fix, MTA Capital Program Is Debt Bomb for Riders (NYT, WSJ, Crain’s, MTR) MTA Wants de Blasio to Pitch In More Cash (Capital) SI Board Member Votes Against Budget; Wants New Transit Li...
Streetsblog
Sep 25
NYC: Diane Savino: “Hey, Find a F—ing Bike Lane and Get in It” : When someone is seriously hurt in traffic, which happens several times a day in New York, it should prompt an effort to figure out exactly what happened and prevent it from happening again....
Streetsblog
Oct 8
NYC: It’s Cuomo vs. Transit Experts on MTA Funding : Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the region’s transit investment plan “bloated” and rejected calls for new revenue....
Streetsblog
Sep 29
NYC: No Charges for Bus Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Jennifer White-Estick : Police filed no charges against the MTA bus driver who killed a pedestrian in Bedford-Stuyvesant two weeks ago....
Streetsblog
Sep 30
Times Square Postmodern : The title of the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibit, Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, appears to be a contradiction in terms....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 1
The New Sharing Economy : Participant of Peerby, and the new sharing economy, in the Netherlands / Consumentenbond “We are still making and selling too much stuff,” said James Slezak, the founder of Peers, a sharing economy ad...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 26
Bike Sharing Program in Ames, Iowa Loses Out on Funding : As bike sharing programs continue to proliferate in cities and college campuses across the US, Iowa State University is in the midst of creating its own bike share program to be integrated with the Ci...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 4
Unforced variations: Oct 2014 : This month’s open thread....
RealClimate
Sep 26
NYC: No Charges for Van Driver Who Killed Elderly Woman in Crosswalk : The day after a commercial van driver killed an elderly woman in a Manhattan crosswalk, no charges have been filed, though NYPD implied but failed to confirm that the victim had the right of way....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
NYC: An Open Invite for Diane Savino to See NYC Streets From a Bike Saddle : After State Senator Diane Savino’s remarks about yelling at bicyclists to “find a fucking bike lane” ricocheted around online NYC media yesterday, we’re hearing that some constituents and other New Yo...
Streetsblog
Sep 25
NYC: Hoboken’s Main Drag Set for Ambitious Complete Streets Overhaul : Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has unveiled a plan to transform Washington Street, the Square Mile City’s main drag, with a two-way protected bike lane, super-sized curb extensions, and bus bulbs....
Streetsblog
Sep 25
Green Alleyways in the City-Center of Montreal, Quebec : The Ruelles Market is at the corner of the Peel Street, in an alleyway adjacent to the Sainte-Catherine Street. While their counterparts in residential neighborhoods are becoming greener and...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 2
Leckey Forum shines light on need for affordable senior housing : News from NHCby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceAffordable housing remains a topic at the forefront of housing policy and more often the focus is placed on special popu...
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 29
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system : Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue....
The City Fix
Oct 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cy Vance Charges Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock With Careless Driving Infraction (News) Cuomo Hires Private Attorneys to Fight Feds on Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan (LoHud, CapNY Pro) Uber and Lyft...
Streetsblog
Oct 1
Announcement: Board of Directors : Starting a non-profit back in 2009 meant assembling a board of directors. The first Strong Towns board was myself, Jon Commers and a colleague of mine, Ben Oleson....
Strong Towns
Sep 27
To life : Probabilities and distributions are hard to grasp. We usually avoid the problem by settling on mean values and hope they are somehow representative....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 26
Free climate science / modeling class beginning Sept. 29 : Global Warming: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change is a free online adaptation of a college-level class for non-science majors at the University of Chicago (textbook, video lectures)....
RealClimate
Oct 9
NYC: Momentum Builds for Car-Free Trials in Central Park and Prospect Park : The very first Streetfilm was released 10 years ago, for a campaign that’s on the verge of a major milestone today. On Tuesday, Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal introduced a bill...
Streetsblog
Oct 14
Modern Sukkah Design Competitions Reimagine Ancient Shelters : Curly willow, myrtle, and palm fronds in the “Tension Release” sukkah, Sukkot at the Ranch 2014 / Yoshi Silverstein “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the harves...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 10
Can Peru Control the Murderous Resource Rush on its Forest Frontiers? : A fresh push builds for Peru to bring law and order to its violent Amazon forest frontier....
Dot Earth
Oct 10
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Defenders of Children’s Rights : Two campaigners for children's rights are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize....
Dot Earth
Oct 4
7th Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Church Lacked Standing to Appeal Rejection of City’s Approval of Cross Display : Editor’s Note: This case is reposted from the Midwest Planning BLUZ blog: http://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/planningBLUZ In April of 2013 the West Side Christian Church in Evansville, Indiana submit...
Law of the Land
Sep 26
#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Jordan Rockerbie Reflects from Montreal, Canada : “Globally diverse content” Jordan encapsulates The Grid in three words. Between June and December 2012 Jordan Rockerbie joined The Grid blogging team from Kelowna, British Columbia an...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : American Rail Infrastructure Is an Anachronism: Exhibit A (NYT) Van Driver Kills Elderly Woman Crossing Elizabeth Street in the Crosswalk (DNA, Gothamist, Post) Reckless Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Strikes...
Streetsblog
Oct 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : QueensWay Plan to Be Released Today as Rail Advocates Prep Rival Study (NYT, Capital, DNA) Driver Kills Woman Crossing Canal Street in Chinatown; “I Didn’t See Her” (News, AP) Driver Critically Injure...
Streetsblog
Oct 10
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Oct 2
NYC: Peak Sprawl? The Fringes of the New York Region Are Shrinking : While the urban core shrank and the fringes grew between 1950 and 1980, the inverse has been true since 2010, with urban counties growing fastest, and counties on the edge of the region losing populat...
Streetsblog
Oct 1
Are we the new "It" city? cars shorten commutes, our donut problem, and more : Big congrats to Mayor Parker for being nominated for this prestigious international best mayor prize. Houston scores impressively well on these metro GDP rankings, especially in recent growth, both as...
Houston Strategies
Oct 6
NYC: Today’s Headlines : No One Is Leaping to Rescue Trans-Hudson Commuters From Impending Disaster (Post, WNYC 1, 2) Cuomo Admin Puts Off Approval of MTA Capital Program, For Now (Newsday, Post) Bill to Expand Transit Tax Be...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Professional Awards : ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 9
NYC: Manhattan CB 6 Backs East River Greenway Connector on 37th Street : The East River Greenway, on the other side of FDR Drive to the right, will have a safer connection to the First and Second Avenue bike lanes after DOT moved parking zones closer to a condominium tower...
Streetsblog
Oct 9
A Fair Share of Streets (Part 2) : In my last post, I took a look at streets that have been designed specifically so kids and cars can safely share space....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 9
NYC: Two Weeks Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Today : If you haven’t bought your tickets to the annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms on October 23, there’s no time like the present....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
Friday Fun: Gaming for more sustainable cities : Do you think gaming is a waste of time? You may be surprised to learn that some games can teach us about urban design and help solve real world problems....
The City Fix
Oct 10
Racing Towards the Finish Line: Behind Montreal’s Hippodrome Development Project : The Hippodrome of Montreal, formerly named the Blue Bonnets Raceway, was a horse racing track and casino founded in 1872....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 8
Pontevedra, Spain Increases Downtown Livability by Reducing Vehicle Access : It’s a city where the car is unobtrusive, a city with neither noise nor fumes, where children can play in the street and people with reduced mobility can access businesses and services easily....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 3
NY Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court’s Reversal of Zoning Board Decision over Proposed Subdivision Based on Interpretation of Code : Ogden Land Development submitted a subdivision application to the Village Planning Board to divide a 21,683 square foot triangular shaped lot in a residential district into two lots....
Law of the Land
Oct 1
Six things to know about sustainable transport in Istanbul : Istanbul’s world class BRT, pedestrianized spaces, and strong demand for improved cycling infrastructure highlight the rise of sustainable transport in the city....
The City Fix
Oct 10
NYC: Council Members Press NYPD to Enforce the Law in Death of Sui Leung : Under a new Vision Zero law, a driver who critically injures or kills a pedestrian or cyclist who has the right of way is guilty of a misdemeanor....
Streetsblog
Oct 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Rosenthal and Levine Intro Bill for Summer Study of Car-Free Central Park (CapNY, News, WCBS) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Man on Queens Blvd in Woodside (WPIX, WCBS) Truck Driver Injures Six...
Streetsblog
Oct 8
All Aboard Florida Goes Private : After going to the effort of writing an environmental impact statement in order to be eligible for a federal Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan, All Aboard Florida has suddenly swi...
The Antiplanner
Oct 2
Taiwan High Speed Rail Near Bankruptcy : Efforts are underway by the Taiwan government for a government led restructuring to avoid bankruptcy (Plan to stop Taiwan's high-speed rail going bust set for review)....
Newgeography.com
Oct 13
NYC: NYPD: Failure to Yield Caused Crash That Left Cyclist Brain Dead; No Charges : The bus driver was making a turn, in red, when he struck cyclist Anna Maria Moström, whose path is shown in white....
Streetsblog
Oct 10
Friday Fun: Is the future for London’s cyclists on the river, the street, or both? : Would you be happier commuting on a bike path floating on London’s River Thames?...
The City Fix