Bikes and Gondolas: A News-Filled Week at the Rudin Center

The Rudin Center was abuzz with discussions of bike policy after hosting NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg for the NY Cycle Club Town Hall. Read the extensive discussion about expanding cycling in NYC on Streetsblog and check out some event photos.

We also encountered the bold new plan of connecting Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens with gondolas. We discussed the practicality and ambition of the plan, plus logistical details:
New York News

 

We hope to see you next Tuesday at Short Talks, Big Ideas!

Event Photos: NY Cycle Club and Polly Trottenberg

Last night’s New York Cycle Club Town Hall, hosted by the NYU Rudin Center and featuring Polly Trottenberg, NYC DOT Commissioner, brought a full crowd and exciting discussion. Event photos by Nolan Levenson.

NYC Now #1 Cycling City in US

At a press conference today alongside the new Lafayette Street protected bike lane, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Bicycling Magazine’s Bill Strickland announced that New York City is now the top city for biking in the United States. 

From the DOT press release:

“New Yorkers love to cycle and they bring an energy and passion that only this city can produce. I want to thank the past leadership at DOT and our current bike lane innovators who helped make New York the best biking city in the U.S.” - DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg

See photos of the event below, with the NYU Rudin Center’s Puck Building office in the background. Photos by Nolan Levenson.

The Psychology of Reducing Traffic Speeds

No one receives a social penalty for aggressive driving, and only rarely a legal penalty,” writes Tom Vanderbilt, NYU Rudin Center Visiting Scholar, in The New York Times. Read his full piece about the psychological aspects of attaining Vision Zero here.

Full Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/opinion/how-the-power-of-suggestion-can-slow-speeding-drivers.html

Trend Report: Re-Programming Mobility

The latest in our series of findings from our ongoing work on “Re-Programming Mobility” is a trend report and set of research notes highlighting key findings from our year-long survey of more than 150 sources highlighting new technologies and services shaping the future of transportation, new scientific discoveries, forecasts and speculation, and emerging conflicts.  (A complete source bibliography is available at http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/2014/08/re-programming-mobility-a-bibliography-of-source-materials/).

They are a compendium of trends and signals about the ongoing and future transformation of mobility in the United States as a growing wave of innovation employing digital technologies and services take hold between now and 2030.

These notes are organized according to four alternative future scenarios we are developing which will be published in early September 2014. They are intended as a sneak preview of the key themes of each scenario, a supplement to the scenarios themselves, as well as an informational resource for the research community.

The complete set of scenarios will be published in early September.

Download the Trend Report.

 

Re-Programming Mobility: A Bibliography of Source Materials

The latest release from our Re-Programming Mobility research project is a complete bibliography of the 150+ source documents that provided much of the raw material for the four scenarios of mobility in U.S. metro areas in 2030, which will be published in early September.

The project has sought to bring more scrutiny to the public debate over the impacts of new digital technologies and services on transportation, land use, and planning.  Key questions include:

  • What new technologies and services will have the broadest impact on mobility? Which will have more focused, but transformative, impacts on niche markets?
  • How will new technologies and services impact land use patterns?
  • What kinds of organizational changes will transportation regulators, funding agencies, and planning institutions need to begin preparing for now, and what kinds of skills and practices will transportation planners need in the future?

To shed light on these questions, over the last year, our research team has conducted a comprehensive horizon scan of current debate over the nature and impact of these new technological innovations. Our analysis draws on hundreds of documents – research articles, case studies, news reports, and opinions and essays – produced by transportation experts, technology experts, journalists, and amateur observers.  From these source materials we have identified many more new technologies, new scientific discoveries, forecasts and speculation, and emerging conflicts. Some of these documents helped us identify patterns in the emerging discourse and speculation around trends in transportation, others provided expert insights and recent research findings with major impacts for future cities.

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Alan, Christopher. “Auto Parkit: A Parking Revolution Comes to Urban America.” The Planning Report. June 5, 2013.
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Alter, Lloyd. “How the Self-driving Car Might Make Our Cities Better and Greener.” Treehugger. June 17, 2013.
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Chin, Ryan. “Solving Transport Headaches in the City of 2050.” BBC. June 18, 2013.
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Conway, Peter. “The Next Autonomous Car Is A Truck.” Strategy+Business. May 28, 2013.
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DeChant, Tim. “In 40 Years, Will Self-driving Cars Send Us Packing for the Suburbs?” Per Square Mile Blog. March 20, 2014.
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“An Internet of Airborne Things.” The Economist. December 1, 2012.
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“How to Be Urban.” The Economist. June 1, 2010.
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Eubanks, Cormac. “These Drones Will Save Your Life.” Design Mind. January 17, 2014.
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Feige, Irene. “The Future of Mobility – Scenarios for the Year 2025.” In Trends and Issues in Global Tourism.
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Ferro, Shaunacy. “SmartWalk Turns Any Surface Into A Subway Tracker.” Fast Company Design Blog. April 14, 2014.
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Fiorindo, Greg. “Parking: Can Technology Tackle the Great Unsolved Urban Problem?” Meeting of the Minds Blog. July 23, 2013.
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Flegenheimer, Matt. “Bloomberg’s Traffic Ideas: First the World, Then, Maybe, the City.” New York Times. July 13, 2013.
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Gandelsonas, Mario. “Soft Infrastructure: Interview with Mario Gandelsonas.” GRIDS Blog. October 10, 2011.
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Garthwaite, Josie. “RidePal to Help Bay Area Residents Commute Like Google Employees.” New York Times. March 1, 2012.
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“Fed Telework Could Save $11 Billion a Year.” Global Workplace Analytics. September 17, 2013.
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Goldwyn, Eric. “Why UberX Will Win in the End.” CityLab. April 17, 2014.
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Gorton, Mark. “Using Information Technology to Achieve a Breakthrough in Transportation in New York City.” StreetsBlog.
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“THE MAYOR’S VISION FOR CYCLING IN LONDON: An Olympic Legacy for All Londoners.” Greater London Authority. March 2013.
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Greene, Will. “E-Services Help Tame Manila’s Traffic Mess.” Techonomy. April 10, 2014.
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Hardy, Quentin. “Mapping Our Interiors.” New York Times. May 18, 2014.
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Hudson, Kris. “Cities Cut Parking Mandates.” Wall Street Journal. July 9, 2013.
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Hull, Dana. “The BART Strike: A Boon For Sidecar And Uber.” Siliconbeat. July 1, 2013.
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Jaffe, Eric. “Using Insights and Incentives to End Rush Hour.” CityLab. May 15, 2014.
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Jaffe, Eric. “No, Ride-Sharing Is Not the Death of Public Transportation.” CityLab. July 11, 2013.
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Jaffe, Eric. “How Tolls Could Help Prevent a U.S. Transportation Crisis.” CityLab. May 7, 2014.
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Jaffe, Erik. “Imagine: A World Where Nobody Owns Their Own Car.” CityLab. February 13, 2014.
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Jaffe, Eric. “Has the Rise of Online Shopping Made Traffic Worse?” CityLab. August 2, 2013. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/08/has-rise-online-shopping-made-traffic-worse/6409/.

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Lavrinc, Damon. “Mercedes Is Testing Google Glass Integration, and It Actually Works.” Wired. August 15, 2013.
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Lawler, Ryan. “Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google.” Techcrunch. August 25, 2013.
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Smith, Stephen J. “San Francisco Cuts ‘Cruising’ for Parking in Half With Market-Clearing Prices.” Next City. April 2, 2014.
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Sottek, T.C. “Google’s Car Could Be the Best Thing Ever for Privacy on the Road: Ducking the Police May Be a Lot Easier in the Future.” The Verge. May 30, 2014.
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Steiniger, Karl, and Gabriel Bachnera. “Extending Car-sharing to Serve Commuters: An Implementation in Austria.” Ecological Economics. 2014.
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Re-Programming Mobility: A Literature Review, And More to Come…

Over the next several weeks, the Rudin Center will be releasing a series of white papers and reports from our research project on Re-Programming Mobility: Getting Around Metropolitan America in 2030 and the Coming Crisis in Transportation Planning, which has been led over the last 12 months by Dr. Anthony Townsend.

Every Monday in August we will be releasing material from the Re-Programming Mobility project including a bibliography, a technology signals report, an article examining two case studies of technology and regional mobility in the US and UK, and a set of four alternative futures scenarios exploring technological change and land use in US metropolitan areas.

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of a white paper authored by Prof. Andrew Mondschein of the University of Virginia (and a former research scientist at the Rudin Center). This white paper provides a wide-ranging overview of the key issues raised by new information and communications technologies, where they have been addressed in the transportation and planning literature, and what gaps remain. We hope that this document can orient researchers who are mapping their own strategies for studying this crucially important topic in the future.

Download: Re-Programming Mobility Literature Review (PDF)

The abstract follows:

This paper addresses questions of how planners and other transportation professionals should be thinking about, planning for, and managing ICTs. The review draws on existing literatures from urban planning, social and applied science, and the technological press. Key considerations include the history of technologies in transportation planning, theories explaining effects of technologies on travel, how planners deal with technologies today, and ongoing gaps in knowledge, concepts, and practice. This exploration is wide-ranging, as the range of technologies now transforming mobility is itself broad. I argue that in many cases planners are not yet prepared for the onslaught of ICTs and their effects on mobility. Even where researchers have begun to frame potential impacts, clear linkages to planning and have yet to solidify. Historically, technological advances have been a boon for travel, making systems safer and more useful, but also facilitating increased driving with its ancillary impacts. Conceptually, ICTs don’t just reduce monetary and time costs, but also shift the patterns of daily life and fundamentally alter how people make choices about where to go and how to get there. These functional and psycho-social effects will continue to impact planners’ ability to meet fundamental transportation planning objectives such as increasing accessibility, equity, sustainability, and livability. The potential for significant shifts in behavior suggests that dealing with ICTs is not just a matter of updated regulation, but of reconsidering longstanding assumptions built into the planning process.

 

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New Program: Emerging Leaders in Transportation

Announcing the NYU Rudin Center’s new fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Transportation.

In this fellowship program, participants will learn from top transportation and management professionals to enhance leadership skills and policy work to bring innovative ideas into practice. During three half-day sessions, emerging leaders will build long-term leadership goals and will focus on developing innovative projects and ideas within an organization.

The three half-days will cover:

- Leadership and Transportation
- Leadership and Innovation
- Building Support for Innovation

Sessions will include talks from esteemed professionals and group discussions and exercises. Participants will be expected to complete assignments between sessions, and by the program’s conclusion, should have a plan to introduce an innovative solution or concept within their workplaces.

Applications due August 15, 2014. APPLY HERE: http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/fellowship_application/

Details:

  • The program is open to transportation professionals with up to 10 years of experience.
  • The program will be held on three half-days: October 10, 17 and 24.
  • There is no cost for participating in the program.
  • We are unable to subsidize travel or lodging for participants.

Further questions? Email rudin.center@nyu.edu.

This program is supported by a grant from the University Transportation Research Center.

Gabriel Royal, NYC Subway Cellist // flickr: Dan Nguyen

Transportation: the Music!

Join the NYU Rudin Center on a musical journey as we explore all the transportation songs known to Spotify. Whether you’re a fan of Gladys Knight, Arcade Fire or MIA, you’ll surely find a plane, train or automobile tune that works for you. The playlist is collaborative, so feel free to add your own tunes! We’ll add along the way.

Can’t see the embedded playlist above? Here’s the direct link: Transportation Songs

Image at top: Gabriel Royal, NYC Subway Cellist  // flickr: Dan Nguyen
Special thanks to NYU Rudin Center intern Andrew Poeppel for compiling the playlist generated by Rudin Center employees and students past and present.

flickr // momentcaptured1

Map: Subway Stations with Wireless Service

Where can you use your cell phone underground? Here’s a map to show you which 37 subway stations are wired for access. According to MTA and Transit Wireless, the consortium responsible for building out the access, the 241 remaining underground stations will come online  within four years.


// Map by NYU Rudin Center intern Andrew Poeppel – data from Transit Wireless

Top image: flickr // momentcaptured1

Exploring challenges in transportation and infrastructure