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!
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.
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:
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:
“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)