Posts tagged with 'new york times'
Higher Gas Prices Change Commute Behavior
Higher Gas Prices Change Commute Behavior
Last Tuesday, The New York Times featured an article on the role high gasoline prices play in altering consumer behavior. One example the article highlights is how employees are moving closer to work in order to avoid high gasoline prices. ...
Friday Fun: New York's Next Top Rat
Friday Fun: New York's Next Top Rat
Last week, the New York Times asked all readers to submit snapshots of  their “favorite subway rats” to compile a slide show documenting the life apart of these perpetually persecuted but perspicacious little creatures. Now, you can find their “field study” on New ...
Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
The New York Times’ Ninth Annual Year in Ideas report highlighted two great initiatives related to urban design and sustainability: Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s strategy to kill the cul-de-sac and Copenhagen’s “bicycle highway” initiative. The Cul-de-sac Ban The cul-de-sac has ...
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were ...
Does This Actually Honor Jane Jacobs?
Does This Actually Honor Jane Jacobs?
The New York Times‘s City Room blog is reporting that Jane Jacobs’ block of Hudson Street, that most iconic block of the sidewalk ballet and the White Horse tavern and so many more phrases and characters iconic to anyone who ...
Dude, Where's My 50 Miles Per Gallon Gasoline Car?
Dude, Where's My 50 Miles Per Gallon Gasoline Car?
According to Lee Schipper, “a battery supplying the 40-mile range of the GM Volt is said to cost $20,000.” Photo by EuroTraveler. Lee Schipper, senior fellow at EMBARQ and senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford ...