Wiki Wednesday: Stub Patrol

speed_cushion_and_firetruck.jpgEarlier this month "Wikis Take Manhattan" brought in thousands of photos for StreetsWiki and Wikipedia articles. As those shots are matched with their respective entries, we’d like to draw attention to a few StreetsWiki posts that could use fleshing out text-wise:

To add to these or other StreetsWiki entries, or to initiate new ones, all you need is a little time and a Livable Streets account.

Photo via StreetsWiki: Speed Bumps, Humps, and Cushions

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Wiki Wednesday: Wikis Take Manhattan

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As the number and scope of entries continue to grow, StreetsWiki needs photos to flesh out all that text. Enter Wikis Take Manhattan, a scavenger hunt and photo contest intended to provide visual content for both StreetsWiki and Wikipedia. The event is modeled on last year’s Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, Entrants will meet up on Saturday, […]

Streetfilms: Wikis Take Manhattan

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On Saturday, teams of camera-wielding contestants hit the streets for Wikis Take Manhattan, a photo scavenger hunt for StreetsWiki and Wikipedia. Robin Urban Smith and Clarence Eckerson, Jr. were there to catch the action for Streetfilms.

Wiki Wednesday: Parking Policy

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When a coalition of public interest groups including Transportation Alternatives released the "Suburbanizing the City" report last month, we learned that, following current New York City parking policies, the construction of new off-street spaces is projected to result in over a billion additional miles driven per year by 2030. Startling as it was, this statistic […]

Wiki Wednesday: Ciclovía

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With New York’s big Summer Streets premier less than 72 hours away, this week we’re highlighting the StreetsWiki entry on the mother of all car-free events, Bogotá’s Ciclovía. Actually, the phrase "car-free event" doesn’t quite do justice to a weekly gathering of a million people along 70 miles of streets. And as the authors note, […]

Wiki Wednesday: Complete Streets

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With all the brouhaha over Broadway Boulevard lately, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the concept of Complete Streets. In a recent StreetsWiki entry, Andy Hamilton gets back to the basics. A Complete Street is a roadway designed to safely accommodate all users — pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, transit riders, and those […]

Wiki Wednesday: Bike Boxes

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This StreetsWiki entry is rounding into encyclopedic form quite nicely. Andy Hamilton, DianaD (who also brought us the VMT entry last week) and Streetsblog’s own Aaron Naparstek have been piecing together a detailed look at the history and effectiveness of bike boxes: With nearly 40% of daily commuter trips taken by bike, Copenhagen, Denmark is […]