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.