for planners, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, transportation engineers, and those who love them.
"On a good day, the street maintenance team tasked by the New York City Department of Transportation with roadway repair might fill 4,000 potholes in eight hours. In an average week, they could resurface 100,000 square yards of road. After Hurricane Sandy, their crews removed 2,500 tons of debris. And every day, on a Tumblr called The Daily Pothole
, New Yorkers can take a peek inside the workings of a city system few have likely thought about." Storyboard: A Day with New York City’s Pothole Repair Crew. [more inside]
The Ugly Indian:
Ordinary people trying to clean up India's streets, starting with the city of Bangalore. Associated Facebook page
. BBC coverage of the initiative
He's Behind You, He's Got Swine Flu
. New video from The Streets: stupid fun, or smart commentary on social panic?
Whether you want to learn to lace shoes, tie shoelaces, stop shoelaces from coming undone, calculate shoelace lengths or even repair aglets, Ian's Shoelace Site
has the answer!
Too much traffic? Can't find parking? Choking on smog? Worried about climate change? Gas prices too high, but you still have
to drive? Send your city planner a link to the Online Encyclopedia of Transportation Demand Management strategies
. [more inside]
Two visualization projects: All of the streets in the lower 48 United States: an image of 26 million individual road segments. No other features (such as outlines or geographic features) have been added to this image.
, a unique map of US zipcodes.
Old Istanbul Postcards.
If you have any fondness for old city views, this is irresistible. Here
's a look at the Old City of Istanbul a hundred years ago (Hagia Sophia
is just left of center), and here
's the gate of the Ottoman War Ministry, now Istanbul University
). There's lots more where those came from. (Via Desultory Turgescence
the rebirth of concept Mike Skinner
aka The Streets
is back with a new album that have critics
comparing it to the best of Mike Leigh
's Different Class
. A Grand Don't Come for Free
. Now Mr. Skinner is touring
North America with apparent heir
. A new british invasion. Coming soon to a town near you. and a call out to the blue and green in the track Blinded by the Light
As the Wiki
Insecula: L'encyclopédie des arts et de l'architecture is a French language art website containing images and descriptions of thousands of works of art from major museums and collections in France and elsewhere, including the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, the Palace of Versailles, the Centre Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MOMA.
But it's not just museums and art. It's got Mayan ruins
, and of course lots of Paris streets
. I can't believe plep hasn't posted this already...
Which side of the road do you drive on?
It's all down to which side you held your sword on, in the end. (Via Fark.)
Here's a short news story of a street named Cowshit
. No bullshit.