NYC’s Bike Route Network: Bridging the Gaps
New York City street-side cycle tracks. Photo by Ensie on Flickr.
Coming from Los Angeles, New York City's bicycling infrastructure seems to shout fearless innovation, especially in the effort and artistry exerted to smartly bridge gaps in the city's bikeway networks.
CGI Live Blogging: Brad Pitt and Bill Clinton “Make It Right”
Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation is helping to re-build energy efficient homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Photo via makeitrightnola.org.
Let’s be honest. Brad Pitt was a big draw for tonight’s special session on infrastructure, called “Building a Better Future – A Progress Report on Making It Right in New Orleans.” But once you realize what his Make It Right ...
Short-Circuiting the Circulator
I have often extolled the virtues of the D.C. Circulator system. The unique branding and routing combination has served to make the system valuable to the infrequent rider. The routes served fill major gaps in the metro service, but provide ...
New York City’s Underappreciated Waterways
A view from the East River. Photo by Ensie.
“NYC: Inside Out,” subtitled quite simply, “Transportation”, aired on the Discovery Channel last Thursday, September 17th. The short, hour long documentary explores the complexity of the transportation systems that sustain the city I visited for the first time the week ...
CGI Live Blogging: Cash For Clunkers “Not a Silver Bullet”
CGI Live Blogging: Cash For Clunkers “Not a Silver Bullet”
Cash for Clunkers program – funded with $3 billion of U.S. government money – was launched as a commitment at last year’s CGI Annual Meeting? Jack Hidary, chairman of SmartTransportation.org, a nonprofit coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting clean technology ...
CGI Live Blogging: Brad Pitt and Bill Clinton "Make It Right"
Let’s be honest. Brad Pitt was a big draw for tonight’s special session on infrastructure, called “Building a Better Future – A Progress Report on Making It Right in New Orleans.” But once you realize what his Make It Right ...
CGI Live Blogging: The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment
How can electric vehicle plug into a smarter, more integrated grid? Photo by Vattenfall.
On the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, experts came together to discuss “The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment,” as moderated by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, global correspondent for The Economist and co-author of ZOOM: The ...
New York City's Underappreciated Waterways
“NYC: Inside Out,” subtitled quite simply, “Transportation”, aired on the Discovery Channel last Thursday, September 17th. The short, hour long documentary explores the complexity of the transportation systems that sustain the city I visited for the first time the week ...
CGI Live Blogging: Strengthening Infrastructure…and Making the Case for the Electric Car
Copenhagen's road infrastructure places a high priority on pedestrians and cyclists. Photo by olympi.
“It’s a challenge to make infrastructure, as a topic, sexy, but i know these people can do it,” said this morning’s plenary session moderator Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for NewsHour. The stimulating conversation (Suarez says he couldn’t get the scheduled ...
D.C. Commuters Go Car Free
Street Celebration attendees try out Segways. Photo by Patricio Chile.
How did Metro area residents celebrate the first day of fall? By ditching their cars, of course! D.C.’s third annual Car Free Day was held Tuesday with over 6,000 area commuters pledging to abandon their automobiles for alternative transportation. Car Free ...