No Big Dig for New York Ave
No Big Dig for New York Ave
Richard Layman wrote last Wednesday about Boston’s Big Dig sparking more proposals to bury stretches of highway. He cites this example in Philly which, not knowing almost anything about the city, seems like a good thing. But then Layman goes ...
Carpooling Meets Facebook
Carpooling Meets Facebook
Here’s a video about an organization that leverages the power of online social networking in order to make carpooling easier, safer, and more convenient. If you need a ride somewhere or if you’re looking to cut down on the cost ...
Delhi’s Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Delhi’s Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Motor vehicles often impede on pedestrian space in New Delhi, India. Photo by kandyjaxx. Thirty-three percent of commuters in Delhi, India walk to work in conditions that could be described as hazardous to your health. A report published by the ...
Why Will We Wait? Our Seemingly Infinite Patience With Long Commutes
Traffic under Torontos Victoria Day Fireworks. Photo by Lone Primate.
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and long weekend. I know I did. There are a bunch of people, though, who I can’t imagine enjoyed their holiday. Take a look at the Post’s Get There blog’s coverage ...
Urban Renewal By Any Other Name
Urban Renewal By Any Other Name
To start off your morning, one of those posts where the only response is “read the whole thing”: the NRDC’s Karl Benfield on the current vogue for shrinking cities. It’s even got Joni Mitchell lyrics to kick the post off. ...
What Is Super Dense Crush Load?
What Is Super Dense Crush Load?
That’s the official term to describe what happens during rush hour in Mumbai when 14 to 16 standing passengers pack into one square meter of floor space on the Mumbai Suburban Railway. During peak hours, 4,700 passengers pack into a ...
Delhi's Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Motor vehicles often impede on pedestrian space in New Delhi, India. Photo by kandyjaxx.
Motor vehicles often impede on pedestrian space in New Delhi, India. Photo by kandyjaxx. Thirty-three percent of commuters in Delhi, India walk to work in conditions that could be described as hazardous to your health. A report published by the ...
Symbols Matter: Fairfax City or Fairfax County
Photo by crazysanman.history.
I wrote last week about Fairfax County’s renewed interest in becoming Fairfax City. But the Post gave it a lot of coverage over the weekend and I want to reiterate an important point. The Post had two big stories on ...
World's Fair 2010: "Better Cities, Better Lives"
Haibao, the mascot for Expo 2010.
Via NAC, I see that Shanghai, which is hosting the 2010 World Expo, has declared its theme to be Better City, Better Life. The mostly unnavigable site even has a whole page outlining what this theme means, highlighting the economic ...
Streetcars Made in the U.S.A.
Streetcars Made in the U.S.A.
American streetcar manufacturer Oregon Iron Works turned to European company Skoda to get ideas for its new 10 T3 Streetcar Prototype, which will be open to the public this summer. Photo by United Streetcar. Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray ...