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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

New report: Making Sense of the New Urban Science

Dr. Anthony Townsend, Senior Researcher at the NYU Rudin Center, has released a new report, “Making Sense of the New Urban Science.”

He writes, “The world’s leading universities have embarked on a building boom for urban research. What does it mean for the future of cities?”

“If present trends continue, by 2030, new urban science institutions could connect thousands of researchers and students, and represent more than $2.5 billion in current and future investment.”

Click here to read the report. (pdf)

Timeline of New Urban Science Institutions  from "Making Sense of the New Urban Science."
Timeline of New Urban Science Institutions from “Making Sense of the New Urban Science.”

On LaGuardia’s Renovation: Mitchell Moss in the Daily News

MitchellMoss, NYU Rudin Center Director, wrote a guest column in today’s Daily News about the excellent plan to renovate LaGuardia Airport.

“The plan will reduce delays, and it’s going to make it a much more humane experience”

Click here to read the column.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx at the Rudin Center

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited the NYU Rudin Center on July 21st. He spoke about “Transportation, Social Mobility, and Cities,” on a panel with David R. Jones, President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York, Sarah M. Kaufman, Assistant Director for Technology Programming at the NYU Rudin Center, and Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology at NYU. The panel was moderated by NYU Rudin Center Director Mitchell L. Moss.

The discussion focused on improving access to education and job opportunities. Secretary Foxx shared his childhood experiences that led him to value the importance of transportation in upward mobility. Sharkey emphasized the need for low-income populations to escape clustering effects. Jones explained the exceptional difficulties faced by low-income workers trying to travel in NYC, and Kaufman recommended the use of data for intelligent transit planning.

Photos by Don Pollard.

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

Citi Bike: The First Two Years

Cyclists have taken more than 13.6 million trips on Citi Bike since its launch in May 2013. Bike share has become an integral part of New York’s transportation culture; a new report from the NYU Rudin Center, “Citi Bike: The First Two Years,” analyzes Citi Bike’s success and offers policy suggestions for the future.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   /    DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

Image above: NYC DOT Flickr