If you spend much time in upper Manhattan, you know it’s blessed with hundreds of acres of parkland, much of which serves to showcase the area’s naturally rugged terrain. To help bring attention to this sometimes overlooked resource while promoting public health, an organization called CLIMB (City Life is Moving Bodies), in conjunction with Creative […]
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign has a new online "clearinghouse" of information on Bus Rapid Transit. From the Mobilizing the Region blog: The clearinghouse explains what bus rapid transit (BRT) is, how it compares to other modes, how it can be implemented in suburban and urban contexts, and how it can anchor transit-oriented development. The […]
Karen Schmeer. Image: New York Times The NYPD is no longer denying its involvement — or error — in the January 29 car chase that ended with the death of Karen Schmeer on the Upper West Side. At a meeting of the 24th Precinct’s community council, Deputy Inspector Kathleen O’Reilly laid out the police’s official […]
In case you’re not already tracking enough outcomes this evening, the Overhead Wire will be live-blogging the election with an eye toward a bevy of transit-related ballot initiatives. Here’s a sampling (links ours): St. Louis – An election is being held to give Metro a half cent more in order to keep up with operating […]
This morning, car-free park advocates went out with Council Member Helen Rosenthal for a victory lap. Or, as indefatigable advocate Ken Coughlin called it, the last protest ride for a car-free Central Park.
If you’re a Netflix member, you’re part of the downfall of the brick-and-mortar video store. There are all kinds of reasons to be sad about that, but we look at its implications for urbanism and transportation. Besides, now where will you find esoteric foreign films to impress your friends? There are reasons to believe a few hardy indie-shop […]