Dutch building regs, as they relate to bicycles. Not having to carry a bike up several flights of stairs would change everything.
Awesome visualization of bike shares around the world! Bike Share Map
It makes me sick that this happened. It also makes me sick that transportation precautions to protect cyclists and pedestrians are lacking in more places than they are present, and that they would absolutely mitigate the chance of fatalities. What will it take for the City to act? Also, the Bandes family has my deepest… Continue reading Community Calls For Improved Safety Measures At Brooklyn Intersection
From What Food Desert Maps Get Wrong About How People Eat, which highlights mobility as an often left-out factor. Spot on.
Clear, simply-put argument for the benefit of bike parking rather than car parking. But, that’s because I’m a cyclist. If you’re a car owner in a city of already-limited places to park, I can see where this is frustrating and continues to separate, rather than unite, a community (in this article’s case, my community). It’s… Continue reading Bike Corrals Expanding Access to Businesses
Q: Serious question: If, god forbid, I fall onto the tracks or someone I am willing to risk my life for falls into the tracks and is knocked out - and a train is coming (lets say 30sec away) - what should I do? Are those pits between the rails by the platforms made for… Continue reading
Between 1888 and 1940, Brooklyn’s fleet of trolleys connected the growing residential community to the commercial hub in Downtown Brooklyn. The Fulton Street, Coney Island, Dekalb Avenue, and Flatbush Avenue lines navigated the borough to bring workers and residents to the area. This extensive transportation network helped Brooklyn establish itself as an influential American city,… Continue reading
2011 was the best year for traffic safety in New York City in more than a hundred years. In fact the 243 traffic fatalities our city endured last year was the lowest number since records started being kept in 1910. And in 1910, most people went by horse-drawn carriages. Good work, Mayor Bloomberg. Please run… Continue reading
YES! Basically, there are currently random passageways (privately owned) through buildings sitting in between 6th and 7th Avenues. But, it’s not easy to cross the street at those points, and it’s rather disjointed. So, the city is creating new, raised crosswalks, street paint, and stop signs to hopefully ease traffic and make these public spaces… Continue reading 6½th Avenue Gets Greenlight: Pedestrian Passageway Approved by Community Board, Installation in June
Everything about this incredible mapping tool made by Brooklyn Brainery co-founder Soma makes me happy. It drives me crazy when people think, for instance, that the Upper West Side is just too far to visit me in Prospect Heights, or that Long Island City is really inaccessible. New York City is one of the best… Continue reading Triptrop NYC: the city just got even more accessible