Category Archives: transit

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

What We’re Reading This Week

What we’ve read online this week:

  • Uber rolls on after cap is called off (Link)
  • Now that marijuana legalization is sweeping the nation, this new app helps users decide when they’re sober enough to get behind the wheel (Link)
  • NYC losing residents due to high cost of living (Link)
  • Experts cite the mileage fee over the gas tax as the best way to finance highways  (Link)
  • Brooklyn and Bronx elected officials voice importance of Uber to their boroughs’ residents (Link)
  • Can street art be the new sleeping policemen in the fight against speeding? (Link)
  • Transportation is now a central topic of conversation within local politics. (Link)

And a reminder: applications for the Emerging Leaders program are due next week. (Link)

Photo: “Beijing Traffic” by Sofia Osman                                                                  Post By: Sean Lewin

What We’re Reading This Week

What we’ve read online this week:

    • Uber launches a “DeBlasio option” to protest potential new caps on service in NYC (Link)
    • Select Bus Service grows throughout the city (Link)
    • From Rockefeller and Lindsey to Cuomo and De Blasio, the battles continue (Link)
    • Citations for public urination, mapped (Link)
    • This app makes cars into app platforms (Link)
    • Subway etiquette, bike etiquette, and now, pedestrian etiquette (Link)
    • Meet the man behind the voice of “Stand clear of the closing doors.” (Link)
    • In case you missed it, we hosted a hackathon with NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission and Google. Here’s the video of that event:

Photo Above By: Nick Harris                                                                                          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

What We Read Last Week

What we read online last week:

  • Smart Cars on rails?  (Link)
  • Citi Bike in the hot seat on uptown expansion (Link)
  • What’s the history behind your neighborhood’s name?  (Link)
  • Are companies like Uber and Lyft responsible for NYC’s recent rise in congestion?  (Link)
  • More than 700 hidden miles of NYC are ripe for development (Link)
  • Building efficiency in public construction for NY State  (Link)

Photo Above By: CTA Web

By: Sean Lewin

What We’re Reading This Week

What we’re reading online this week:

  • In case you missed it, we’ve mapped out the history of NYC’s pride parade (link)
  • Say goodbye to the Crown Victoria; the Taxi of Tomorrow is coming  (Link)
  • NY’s bus ridership might be decreasing, but Boston’s is booming  (Link)
  • What effect will self-driving cars have on companies like Uber and Zipcar?  (Link)
  • DC aiming to be a hub for transportation innovation  (Link)
  • It takes a village to find a parking spot (in Brooklyn) (Link)
  • Philadelphia’s bikeshare is wildly popular (Link)

Photo By: Solenne Durand                                                                                              Post By: Sean Lewin

What we’re reading this week

What we’re reading online this week:

  • Central and Prospect Park rush hour car traffic is reduced (Link)
  • Charter Bus startup looking to fill in transit gaps for residents of the outer boroughs (Link)
  • 3D print a bridge for your city (Link)
  • MTA Bus drivers conduct protest while on the job, clogging up parts of the city   (Link)
  • UES bicycle hit-and-run leads to offer of safety classes (Link)
  • De Blasio and Cuomo differ on picks for MTA board (Link)

And in case you missed it, we’ve launched our applications for this year’s Emerging Leaders in Transportation program. See more information here.

Photo: Traffic in Kuala Lumpur by Michael Loke

By: Sean Lewin

What we’re reading this week

What we’ve read this week:

  • “The architecture becomes a solution to an almost unsolvable puzzle.” Designing 2 World Trade Center (Link)
  • Citi Bike to release new fleet of upgraded bikes (Link)
  • Staten Island pushes for travel by Tram (Link)
  • Old subway photos show packed train cars in vintage form (Link)
  • An underground park could be making its way to the LES, pending Kickstarter donations (Link)
  • Transit travel is severely limited by the shortage of wheelchair accessible subway stations, as shown on this map (Link)

Photo By: IamNigelMorris                                                                                              By Sean Lewin

What we read last week

What we read online last week:

  • Highways and bridges in search for improvements as House passes short term bill                                                                                             (Link)
  • Futuristic island park sails into Hudson River Park                                   (Link)
  • New high-speed commute that will help you avoid Long Island beach traffic (Link)
  • 2nd Ave subway shows off fresh design and rat-free stations  (Link)
  •  San Francisco could face major remodeling in the face of the I-280 teardown.           (Link)
  • Check your news feed while keeping your eyes on the road? New distracted driving technologies abound. (Link)
And: don’t forget to sign up for our June 11 event about the future of the streetscape. More info here.
By Sean Lewin
Photo above by Robert McEwen

Subway Manners

 It has become a trend in many major Metropolitan cities to make riders aware of proper subway etiquette.  Below are several Subway Etiquette advertisement posters to inform  from New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and Tokyo.  The first two ads were part of an etiquette campaign in the early 1900s by the New York Board of Transportation.

New York
New York
New York
New York

These ads focus mainly on ‘manspeading’ and keeping your belongings to yourself.  It is interesting to compare how each city addressed this campaign.  Philadelphia and Chicago took a more aggressive and straight to the point approach.   Philadelphia titled it’s ads “Dude It’s Rude”.

Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia

 

Chicago was quite frank with their messages towards riders who speak loudly or play loud music while on the train.

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Chicago

Boston and Tokyo went a comical route.  Boston incorporated parrots into their advertisement.  Tokyo created an extreme situation of a passenger taking up too much space on the train.

Boston
Boston

 

 

 

 

Tokyo
Tokyo

 

New York City and San Francisco stayed conservative with their messages.

New York
New York
New York
New York
San Francisco
San Francisco

 

We’re looking forward to seeing which ads turn out to be most effective!