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What We’re Reading

As we gear up for innovation-focused presentations by our Emerging Leaders this morning, we’re reflecting on this past week in transportation, from a round-up of our favorite transportation-inspired costumes–these adorable pups with wheels, the new Hudson Yards Station, pizza rat, and this “FleshDirect” set-up in Park Slope–to a look at transportation news:

Upcoming Rudin events:

Photo by Timothy Vogel/Flickr.

This week’s bonus is a special musical celebration of transit nerdery, “Movin’ On” as performed by the band TSUB Analysis, an “Americana/Bluegrass/Indie” group of transit professionals from Denver, CO:

What We’re Reading This Week

It’s literally been eventful this week at the Rudin Center! From the Cooper Union’s subway map event on Tuesday where our own Sarah Kaufman presented on the possibilities of user-oriented urban wayfinding, to Wednesday’s event with Shashi Verma of Transport for London, to today’s meeting of our Emerging Leaders in Transportation program. To keep fueling these discussions, here’s what we’re reading this week:

Don’t be out of the loop this weekend! Take a look at NYC Marathon road closures here: NYC Marathon street closures and traffic guide

Upcoming Rudin events:

Photo by Stephen Weppler/Flickr

What We’re Reading This Week

Today we host the first session of our Emerging Leaders in Transportation program at NYU Wagner; we’re very excited to welcome this year’s fellows and thankful for the participation of today’s guest speakers Mary K. Murphy (North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority), Daniel Baer (Parsons Brinckerhoff), and William Carry (NYCDOT).

Transportation leadership goes hand-in-hand with keeping up on current news, so here’s our weekly round-up:

And, just for fun:
These images show how far self-driving cars have come in a few short years

Coming up:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015- “THE SUBWAY MAP: THE LAST 50 YEARS, THE NEXT 50 YEARS” at The Cooper Union.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015- LEARNING FROM LONDON at NYU Wagner.
Monday, November 9, 2015- PERIPHERAL PROPOSALS : MODELS FOR COMMUTING FROM THE MARGINS at the Van Alen Institute.

What We’re Reading This Week

It’s that time of the week again! If you missed our event this past Monday (October 5th) with NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez you can find out more about how he hopes to make transportation safer and more efficient on our blog (click here). Otherwise, take a look at what we’re reading this week:

And, ICYMI last week, the MTA and L.A. Metro took to Twitter for some hilarious baseball-infused transit banter that you can read on CityLab, here.


What We’re Reading This Week

What we’ve read online:

  • With school back in session, a crackdown on lead-foot drivers (Link)
  • E-hails are legal, judge rules (Link)
  • Pilot for bus-mounted bike racks begins in Staten Island (Link)
  • In China, opting to kill pedestrians over maiming them (Link)
  • The bus system that has saved South Africa millions (Link)
  • 7 train extension set to open Sunday (Link)
  • Fun facts about the 7 line branching out to 11th ave (Link)

Photo above by: Nekenasoa                                                                                          Post by: Sean Lewin

What We Read Last Week

What we read online last week:

  • Mapmaking: A future $100 billion business (featuring NYU Rudin Center alum Chris Whong) (Link)
  • An app built to help the taxi industry compete in e-hails (Link)
  • Vision Zero’s positive progress (Link)
  • Bike Valets: The new office perk? (Link)
  • Should Uber fares help subsidize the MTA? (Link)
  • Cheaper gas and a stronger job market may be contributing to a nationwide increase in traffic? (Link)
  • Paris will stop all traffic for one day in September (Link)
  • “Manspreading” is now officially a word, according to Oxford Dictionaries (Link)

Photo above by: Danny Kim                                                                                            Post By: Sean Lewin

What We’re Reading This Week

What we’ve read online this week:

  • “A handful of topless women should not be the basis for removing the pedestrian plazas that have transformed Times Square.” – Mitchell Moss on De Blasio’s consideration of removing the neighborhood’s pedestrian plaza (Link)
  • Gateway tunnel project is in need of aid from both NY and NJ governors (Link)
  • Williamsburg to host city’s first bike-in movie featuring “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (Link)
  • What are your real NYC neighborhood’s borders? Sketch them out on DNAInfo. (Link)
  • How Americans commute to work in major cites (Link)

Photo Above, “Woman Threading through Traffic because Cars Are Blocking the Box,” from WNYC’s excellent Real New Yorkers Stock Photos collection.

Post By: Sean Lewin

What We’re Reading This Week

What We’ve Read Online:

  • Schumer proposes plan to save Amtrak and NJ Transit riders in his speech at the NYU Rudin Center (Link)
  • Some of Manhattan’s uptown residents are not welcoming Citi Bike with open arms (Link)
  • Subway delays have increased on most lines, according to one study (Link)
  • Uber boosts its political savvy (Link)
  • Rethinking NYC’s buses (Link)
  • Outer space transportation: NASA’s new web app simulates control of the Mars Rover (Link)

Photo above by: Ian Muttoo                                                                                           Post by: Sean Lewin

What We’re Reading This Week

What We’ve Read This Week:

  • “The city’s for-hire vehicle cap is a terrible idea, and not just because of how it will hamstring Uber” (Link)
  • Can taxi carpooling help reduce NYC congestion?  (Link)
  • BART’s system may have become too complicated for locals to use (Link)
  • A look inside the MTA’s ancient control system (Link)
  • Citi Bike arrives in Queens (Link)
  • Map: NYC subway deserts (the areas not reachable by subway) (Link)
  • How significant was New York’s LaGuardia problem? (Link)

Photo Above By: Robert Couse-Baker                                                                     Post By: Sean Lewin

What We’re Reading This Week

What we’ve read online this week:

  • The importance of building Hudson River rail tunnels (Link)
  • Microtransit: A combination of public transit and Uber (Link)
  • New traffic signals for cyclists in London (Link)
  • An app to make parking less painful (Link)
  • Planning for the good and bad of electric tricycles in the Philippines (Link)
  • Our report on Citi Bike, and its low female ridership, was featured in The New York Times(Link)
  • The report was also highlighted in a Pix11 report; here’s the video:

Photo Above By: Sean Batten                                                                              Post By: Sean Lewin