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Can we make the Central Park "drives" two way again now?
They say Central Park is now car-free. The other day I passed five construction trucks, three random cars and four golf carts, one of which was completely empty, with a guy in shirtsleeves standing next to it looking at his phone. Of course it's all relat...
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A better express bus map
Express buses are easy in New York City. Just walk over to your express bus stop at the usual time and wait. Eventually the bus will arrive, you get on board, pay, find a seat and relax. When you're getting close to your stop, push the button, the bus st...
A better express bus map
A better express bus map
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What's the real story behind those abandoned photos of dockless bikeshare bikes?
At this point you've probably seen at least one, maybe several: pictures of "abandoned" or "discarded" dockless bikeshare bikes in China. I'm talking about the ones with hundreds, if not thousands, of bikes in the same picture. They're either very tightly...
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Transmillennial NYC?
A while back I was arguing with someone about "Bus Rapid Transit," and they suggested that New York should emulate the system used in Bogotá. I was skeptical; I've read about the Transmilenio and seen the Streetfilm, It didn't seem a good fit, but I felt l...
Transmillennial NYC?
Transmillennial NYC?
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Who's your Suburb Buddy?
Adam Hengels had a good post about fighting rising rents back in 2015. He points out that while "gentrification" battles are almost always fought on the neighborhood level, the problem is actually regional: The battlefield is not in the gentrifying neighbo...
Who's your Suburb Buddy?
Who's your Suburb Buddy?
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Stroller bloat on the subways
If you follow transportation politics you’ve heard of induced demand, a principle that activists have been invoking for decades to oppose road widening: Adding more capacity without market pricing simply invites more people to use a valuable resource. We s...
Stroller bloat on the subways
Stroller bloat on the subways
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The problem with offset bus lanes
In recent posts I’ve talked about how transit needs dedicated lanes , and how on a hundred foot avenue you don’t want to take a lane away from parking . The Department of Transportation seems to have figured this out, but there are serious problems with th...
The problem with offset bus lanes
The problem with offset bus lanes
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Local knowledge, global bullshit
In my neighborhood, on a narrow block zoned M-1 next to the Long Island Railroad main line, is a parking lot. A few years ago, the owners of the building across the street put forward a plan: the City would rezone the block for residential, and they would ...
Local knowledge, global bullshit
Local knowledge, global bullshit
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The challenge of curbside transit lanes
Back in May I argued that we should be talking about improving surface transit even for avenues with subways or els, for three reasons. First, it can help calm speeding personal cars and trucks. Second, it can provide local hop-on, hop-off service, which ...
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