NYU Rudin Center Assistant Director Sarah Kaufman spoke with Popular Mechanics on Facebook Live yesterday. The conversation covered gridlock, bikes and driverless cars while sitting in traffic. Check out the video here:
The NYU Rudin Center has appeared in the press recently, discussing policy, tech and social media:
- Smart buses and public transportation can be compatible – Sarah Kaufman in Wired. (link)
- How NYC “has merit as a subject of art” – Mitchell Moss in the Wall Street Journal. (link)
- Benefits of Citi Bike’s weekend reset – Mitchell Moss in The New York Times. (link)
- Social media keeps transit riders informed – Sarah Kaufman in Government Technology. (link)
- Anthony Townsend named to Chicago’s Internet of Things Council – Chicago Tribune. (link)
Image above: Interior of Leap Bus, via Wired.
Last night’s Short Talks, Big Ideas featured the best in transportation innovations of late:
Arlene Ducao showed off her MindRider brain wave-tracking bike helmets, which help map biking stress points in NYC.
Richard Dunks discussed the missing link in data processing (what to do with all this data), focusing on his Water Street Corridorscope project (with Jeff Ferzoco).
Paul Salama showed the potential for green loading zones, such as priority delivery windows for electric trucks.
Jose Soegaard taught us the importance of a functional NYC waterfront, including ferries that have been used in emergency evacuations.
Malinda Foy showcased new work at MTA Bridges and Tunnels, and fielded several questions about potential for biking on bridges (answer: hopefully!).
Neysa Pranger dove into potential uses for beacon technology to improve transit by sharing applicable information to riders’ devices.
Ryan Russo shared Vision Zero’s important initiatives to improve pedestrian safety in New York City, estimating that two million speeding tickets will be issued in 2014.
John Biggs discussed travel in reality and fiction, including his new young adult novel, “Mytro,” featuring a magical worldwide subway.
The event was moderated by Sarah Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation. Please contact her if you have a big idea to share at the next event.
See the photos below (by Lauren Holter and Sarah Kaufman, in a very dark room) and visit the tweetstream for further discussion.
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.
Did you know people post Yelp reviews of subway stations? Here’s a map of NYC’s busiest subway stations, created by our summer intern Andrew Poeppel. Click on the stations (numbered by busiest) to see their Yelp rating, reviews and more.
You can find Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewPoeppel.