"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]
Presenting the FLIZ velocipede, for anyone who's wondering what you get
when you cross a German hipster
and a wheeled banana
The Atlantic Cities
is a new site launched
today by the Atlantic. It's about cities.
Moving Beyond the Automobile
is a series of ten short videos by Streetfilms
that highlights new directions in urban transportation. It shows how cities in the U.S. are encouraging a shift away from car dependency and making it easier and more pleasant to get around by other means. [more inside]
"Eighty-seven percent of all trips are made by personal vehicle and 99 percent of those trips arrive at a free parking space
." But that free parking comes at a high cost
according to Donald Shoup's research
. He advocates for charging the right price
for on-street parking
and for removing off-street parking requirements
. Shoup's ideas are coming to the streets in San Francisco's new demand-responsive parking system
. Loyal Shoupistas
work to spread and implement his ideas.
Lane Splitting 101.
Do you ride? Do you commute on your bike? Are you insane enough to split lanes?
Do you drive? Do lane-splitting bikes piss you off? Do they give you heart attacks?
Pigeons Ride the Subway!(NYT Link)
This reporter found truth behind a New York urban legend, train riding pigeons. Any weird stories of urbanized animals in your area?
Mathowie's blog about living in San Francisco
and mentioned his dream urban vehicle
. But Matt, why not get Smart
? Okay, besides the fact that it's not yet available in the U.S. (more inside...)