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What We’re Reading this Week

It’s been a trying week for transportation services in the New York City region and east coast cities in general as we dig out from the remnants of historic blizzard Jonas. While slogging through the slush puddles, we’ve been rounding-up this week’s transportation news. Here’s what we’ve been reading this week; stay tuned for a re-cap of transit shutdowns along the east coast to be posted next week!

Video of the week: Casey Neistat snowboards with the NYPD

Header photo by editrixie on Flickr.

What We’re Reading This Week

The Rudin Center office is back from break–which means we’re back to our weekly round-up of transportation news!

This week’s video highlights excerpts from Dr. Anthony Townsend’s talk—“Re-Programming Mobility 2030: Scenarios of Digital Transformation in Metropolitan America”—at Volpe’s Beyond Traffic speaker series on November 24, 2015.

Photo by Maximilian Goldmann on Flickr

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:

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What We’re Reading This Week

What we’ve read online this week:

  • Super-commuting takes hold for more workers (Link)
  • Is Uber really about the transport? (Link)
  • Once again, the 7 train takes the top spot in subway rankings (Link)
  • Urban streetscape redesigns: before and after (Link)
  • Mayoral leadership and the 7 train opening  (Link)
  • Tour the Second Avenue Subway construction via drone (Link)
  • Peace of mind for walking home with this new app (Link)

Photo by: Linh Nguyen                                                                                                       Post by: Sean Lewin (signing off from his internship today. Thanks for your fantastic work, Sean!)

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 Online this Week:

  • NY’s hottest subway stations, mapped (Link)
  • Jamaica Station surroundings to receive face lift to attract tourists (Link)
  • Should the new LaGuardia Airport be renamed?  (Link)
  • Avoiding interaction with your phone while driving might not be enough to keep you from getting distracted by it (Link)
  • Many DC Metro cars contain asbestos (Link)
  • Bikers everywhere are worshipping this “cycling superhero” – video below: (Link)


Photo Above by: Jeremy Segrott                                                                                 Post By: Sean Lewin