From Crain’s New York:
New York’s gridlock issues are getting worse, and a new study details just how widespread the congestion problem is. According to transportation analytics company INRIX, more traffic bottleneck points are scattered throughout the city and its surrounding suburbs than in any other metro area in the country.
But New York still has some of the country’s worst locations for gridlock, including stretches across four local highways that rank among the country’s 25 most miserable. That includes two Cross Bronx Expressway spots whose jams force vehicles to spend an average of 155 minutes traversing just 3.5 miles.
The Cross Bronx
Parking Lot Asthmaway Expressway strikes again! (You know what, I’m just gonna refer to it as an asthmaway from here on out!)
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While working on the separate subdomain for my personal blog last month, I took the opportunity to restore most my old photo posts! (Unfortunately, the archives I downloaded from Photobucket and Flickr – the sites I formerly used to host ’em – were incomplete, so some pix were lost.)
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According to Don Kostelec, this advert dates to 1953 – incidentally, a time when automobile use was on the rise and then-President Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System was taking shape.
While Ford used Scripture to promote the automobile, I dare say Scripture makes a better case for safer streets and #deckthehighways.
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In Part 1 of this series, I gave an overview of my vision for a complete Grand Concourse, including dedicated bus lanes, protected bike lanes, and traffic redistribution. In this part, I will expound on my ideas for better bus service.
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The bicycle celebrates it’s 200th anniversary this year – and we can explore the bike’s evolution, thanks to CNET!
As a recreational cyclist, I will certainly celebrate this; here’s my ride, which I’ve had for 19 years now:
Unfortunately, it’s in desperate need of a tuneup, and its 26-inch wheel diameter is a bit small for me (as a point of comparison, Citibikes have 28-inch diameter wheels; a hybrid bike with 28-30 inch diameter wheels would work wonders for me). Nevertheless, I take joy ’cause I’ve gone high and low with my bike; I’m sure many cyclists can say the same!
How are you celebrating the bicycle’s 200th?
Isn’t it sad that the MTA of 1992 had better ideas for solving ridership and budget crises than the MTA of 2017?
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At last year’s Transportation Camp in NYC, I had the privilege of leading a session on decking NYC’s highways for environmental justice – #deckthehighways! Now, what does #deckthehighways entail? Simply put, #deckthehighways is a movement to achieve transportation and environmental justice by leveraging freeway infrastructure. How can we do this? Why should we do this?
[THIS is why – THIS is how…]