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.
[Get the Word…]
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.
[Get on board…]
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…]
The Grand Boulevard and Concourse is a historic arterial that serves the West Bronx in many ways – it’s home to many residences and small businesses, hosts multiple subway lines, and is a critical north-south artery for motorists and cyclists alike. In recent years, NYC’s Department of Transportation upgraded parts of the Concourse [three links] with widened medians, new traffic signals, ornate lampposts, pedestrian islands, and traffic-calming measures like this one. However, much work remains. In this series, I present my ideas for completing the Grand Concourse and the subway line that runs beneath it.
Over a month ago, I published a piece in response to a CNN article speculating that votes for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein cost Hillary Clinton the election. My earlier analysis showed that CNN’s hypothesis was badly flawed; since that time, however, the election cycle got even crazier as Jill Stein – yes, JILL STEIN – raised sufficient funds for recounts in multiple states!
With many more votes now in and the recounts essentially done, I decided to repeat my analysis with the updated numbers. Has anything changed?
[click to find out…]