Tag: streets

Miscellaneous, Public Transport

Reimagining Miami’s Waterfront Speedway as a Street for People

March 15, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard is eight roaring lanes of traffic cutting off downtown from the waterfront. But maybe not for long. In what could be a transformative project, Miami is looking to convert this surface speedway into a walkable boulevard, reports the Jacksonville-based blog Modern Cities. The […]

Public Transport

Cuomo Fiddles While NYC’s Transit System Burns

March 13, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

For the first time in a generation, cars account for most growth in travel in New York City instead of transit, as Uber and Lyft crowd the streets, according to a new report from Bruce Schaller. Growing congestion and declining transit ridership are symptoms of […]

Infrastructure, Public Transport

It Shouldn’t Take Years to Complete the Broadway Bike Lane

March 6, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Back in 2015, BikeDenver released this map of bike lanes to nowhere. Though Denver’s bike network has grown over the last couple of years, there’s still no safe, comfortable north-south bike connection through the heart of the city. That’s why the […]


NYC May Expand One of Midtown’s Most Crowded Sidewalks

February 16, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

In the summer of 2015, NYC DOT and real estate titan Vornado made two big changes to the streets around Penn Station, where sidewalk crowding is incredibly intense. One of those changes, Plaza 33, turned the western third of 33rd […]

Electric Utility

N.Y. continues efficiency push with funds for municipality streetlight conversion

October 26, 2016

Via: AmericanPublicPower

As part of New York state’s efforts to boost energy efficiency, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Oct. 19 said that $790,000 would be made available for cities, towns and villages in the state’s Mid-Hudson Region through the New York […]

Waste Management

A Periodic Table of NYC Trash

September 26, 2016

Via: Waste360

A contributor for The New Yorker has created an interactive periodic table of recognizable NYC trash. From playbills to broken umbrellas, this periodic table shows the reality of trash that floods the streets of New York City. The New Yorker […]

Public Transport

“Pocket” Bike Lanes: A Small Step to Make Intersections Work Better?

August 16, 2016

Via: NYC Streets Blog

A bike lane that appears at an intersection to help guide bicyclists out of the way of turning drivers — in Washington, D.C., they call this a “pocket lane.” David Cranor writes at Greater Greater Washington that the District is looking to add […]