Several observations to make:
- No safe way for pedestrians & mobility aid users to go from one end of this lot to another.
- That's a LOT of soil sealed under asphalt, leading to degradation of the soil and life underneath, and more flooding.
- They'd still hassle folks living out of their cars if they at least used that space to park overnight.
Outdoor dining, right? What could be better?
Well, the implementation of it could be a lot better. Shot on the right shows my feet for scale so you can imagine what it's like trying to squeeze through in a power wheelchair or mobility scooter. And this is with the table empty - no one lying back in it with shopping bags clustered around the chair.
This is a local mall that has tons of space for car parking, very few actual sidewalks.
Residents can comment using the interactive survey available through Oct. 6.
@Nondriver “while there are many challenges for those who are getting around the city without a car, I think there are just as many good reasons to get out, experience the community, and be connected with your surroundings” #accessibility #biketooter #waroncars #climate #urbanism #safestreets #airquality
I just bought the poster “Der Gartenparkplatz” from Valeriu Kurtu.
It’s one of those images that periodically pops up on social media to protest the use of our streets, parks and squares for parking.
And apparently you can buy the poster directly from the illustrator. What a great way to support them!
@BrentToderian I’m wondering about family-sized housing:
– The parents usually stay after the children leave and a lot of space is wasted in cities.
– Sometimes the children stay beyond their 18th birthday and the layout becomes problematic because everything is so intertwined.
We need a flexible way to expand and contract apartments. Maybe they can be built more modularly? Swapping apartments is an alternative, but finding good matches is often difficult.
When reducing #Pollution, it's combustion emissions that get the spotlight. #TyreWearParticles prove to be an under-appreciated pollutant. In addition to #Electrification by #CleanEnergy, we must reduce the amount of tyres on the road. Doing this would require the promotion of #PublicTransportation, #Cycling and #Walkability. Get people out of cars. #FuckCars
Highlights of the agenda reports pack for the Programmes and Investment Committee - 5 October 2023
Updates on new #DLR & Piccadilly line #trains and Central line Improvement Project
#transparency #urbanism #Underground #London #Transport
Plan for drivers will sit alongside continued investment in public #transport and active travel.
Guidance to be reviewed on 20mph limits and low traffic neighbourhoods in #England…
Quicker journeys through station as Network #Rail’s £30m congestion scheme set to complete by March 2024.
#transport #railway #urbanism
#PublicTransit advocates throughout #Kansas needed to attend a series of Local Consult Meetings in October, including a virtual meeting on Oct. 24. Meetings will seek feedback on #transportation needs in the state.
#KS #AutofreiKS #Topeka #LawrenceKS #LincolnKS #FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation
@blindeke "To me, it really seems that the equation needs to be the right politics, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be liberal politics,” Grilley said. “Kid safety is a great message. So is public health. And cost saving is a good message, to let people lead more active lives. We’re all gonna be better off for it physically and financially." #biketooter #urbanism #waroncars #publicsafety #visionzero #publichealth #airquality
North Hollywood is getting an even bigger upgrade. Very different from when I lived there in the early 90's.
"District NoHo gets the go-ahead from L.A. City Planning Commission"
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation #AutofreiMO #MO #KansasCityMO #Joplin #JeffersonCity #Columbia #StLouis #KCMO #JoplinMO #ColumbiaMO #StLouisMO
#Transport for #London Freedom of Information release:
When will the 64 route go electric?
"Our current expectations are that route 64 will convert to electric #buses early next year."
#TfL #zeroemission #cleanair #urbanism
More than 6,000 people took part in the #consultation – with nearly 70% of the public supporting a franchising model
#buses #transport #urbanism #England #UK
Planned strike across the Tube network throughout 4 and 6 October and in the mornings of 5 and 7 October if it goes ahead
I'd have hoped that they would eventually post this on their yt channel at least but unfortunately this very interesting virtual tour is still only on their IG account: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cw4xfrLLlIE/
It's a collaboration between an Indonesian NGO, mandat, and a Malaysian one, Free Tree Society. It's a virtual tour of the Pulai trail in Bangsar by FTS programme manager, Carolyn Lau, and I thought it was interesting, as she weaves through our botanical heritage and colonial past, like why does the area has a lot of rubber trees. #urbanism #conservation #ClimateDiary #TootSEA #Malaysia #environment
I'm amazed to see that a high proportion of young people in the 16–20 age group participated in the #Superloop X34/SL1 & X183/SL10 consultations.
#LGBT #Transgender #Demographics #London #Urbanism #Transport #TfL #Transit #Buses #travel #lgbtq #statistics
Survey will be open until Oct. 29.
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation #WA #AutofreiWA #Centralia #WallaWalla #OlympiaWA #Ellensburg
The survey doesn’t close until Feb., so let’s try to get a lot of responses!
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation #AutofreiFL #Orlando #Miami #Tallahassee #Gainesville #Pensacola #PanamaCity #Jacksonville #fl #Desantis
Nature-based solutions for circular urban water systems
“This article explores eleven types of Nature-based Solutions that can contribute to circular systems for water reuse and resource recovery in cities in terms of their function, co-benefits, integration and scaling-up in urban areas.”
Love this article on how urban Indians are finding purpose in permaculture farming. I too want to live in a food forest!
(Bonus points if it also comes with a bear that hibernates in the compost every winter.)
It's incredibly frustrating that so many cities in this country just don't have any good transit to speak of. I'm in literally one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, the Tampa Bay Area, and there's only one rail line, a streetcar that goes from Downtown Tampa to Ybor City (literally only a mile away).
The bus headways are usually an hour, there's no connectivity between counties despite the metro having significant cities in both Hillsborough and Pinellas, and none of that is likely to change soon. There should at least be a train line of some between Downtown Tampa and the Airport down Kennedy, 275 is a nightmare on that stretch.
I just want trains... :dragnconfused:
Comments must be submitted by Oct. 2.
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation #AutofreiVA #Richmond #Charlottesville #Fredericksburg #Norfolk #Chesapeake #Roanoke #Arlington #Lynchburg
On this day in 1983, "Every Breath You Take" by the Police was #1 on the Billboard charts.
And #Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis announced the Central Artery Tunnel project - the one we now know as The Big Dig.
This video pairs the audio track of our new #podcast with lo-fi archival footage of what #Boston looked like back when a massive raised interstate highway split the city in half. #urbanism #transit #cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ9wEUKs4U4
Around 95 per cent of its extensive #retail and commercial estate is occupied by small and medium #businesses
just want to hip you to something
this thing is coming from our newsroom, it was a big, huge effort
I've listened ahead and I tell you, it is really really good - we're really proud of it. Drops 6AM tomorrow but you can subscribe to the podcast now.
#TfL Freedom of Information release:
Oldest Oyster card still in use
"The oldest card still in use was issued on 30th June 2003. It was last used in August 2023 (information correct as at 8 September 2023)."
#London #Transport #FOIA #urbanism #smartcard
#cfp 📢 Happy to share that my dear colleague @NiloufarVadiati and I are co-editing a special issue of Digital #Geography and Society about "Refusal and the Computational City - From (de)coding the machine to (en)coding #care"!
We believe we are in desperate need of collective and hopeful imaginaries that resist the corporate-dominated and colonialist narratives of (digitized) worlds to come. With this #specialissue, we would like to start a conversation that goes beyond the gates of the academy, recognizing that we cannot understand the #city from analyses alone. Thus, we are looking forward to articles jointly building a new vocabulary around movements of refusal in cities, from (de)coding the machine to (en)coding care.
Please feel warmly invited to contribute and share!!💜 Works of collectives, initatives, and activists from outside academia are very welcome!
I’m the 90s North Minneapolis was a scary place. It’s changed since.
This weekend Emily and I rode across it. I was struck by how many bicycle paths and “bike boulevards” it has now. The Google bike routing was bad — but we rode past a Google mapping car.
Do city dev people know what effect bicycle paths have on urban development? If communities become more livable is that a negative for renters? Should renters oppose bicycle paths?
There were protests of "Why an LRT, why not something else?" when the Penang LRT project was announced.
Still, a good public transportation system would help #Penang grow & hopefully ease its ever-present gridlock. I look fwd to taking the LRT from the airport to Komtar ;)
However, please don't ignore #firstmile issues. No point having fancy LRT stations without car parks or any connectivity from them!
Dear #Malaysia, I know you want to bring the LRT to #Penang. I think it is a good idea but of course not in Georgetown itself. But how about trams? Please ignore the people who complain they need to drive on the roads. Trams could bring so much value, business and beauty to Georgetown!!
Ps: we used to have trams I Penang until they were displaced by, what else, cars.
The trains in this pic:
KLIA Express (right) - a train from the international airport to KL Sentral, the central train station
(left, below) KTM Komuter - city transit
LRTs - the rest are light rail transits that come to an from various townships to KL.
People in Espoo (car centric city next to Helsinki) dunking on someone complaining about unclear pedestrian routes.
”There are navigation apps you know”.
Guys, just maybe that is not the best comeback, implying that finding one’s way in your hometown requires a navigator? #urbanism
1/ Pros and cons of trams—15-min. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OdfjobCLIQ
Pros of trams (vs. buses):
– More durable
– Higher capacity
– No need for fossil fuels or batteries
Above-ground trams are also cheaper to build and maintain than underground trains such as subways.
Hanover, Germany is removing 4,000 center city parking spots, using the space to plant trees and expand cafe seating.
Reminder: No need to wait for autonomous vehicles to get rid of on-street parking -- cities can do it now!
When XKCD describes the #urbanism movement like this, it starts to feel like the winds of society are changing.
My own story is a bit different, but then I don’t live in the US. My home town of #stockholm is pushing bicycle infrastructure forward with every year that passes.
Never quickly enough, of course, because the traffic increases outpace the city infrastructure: we have actual bicycle traffic jams at some points. https://xkcd.com/2832/
There is a continuum between bikes and cars—even more so since both were electrified:
– Cargo bikes take up quite a bit of space (much less than most cars though).
– The sustainability of batteries is a concern with e-bikes (again: much less than with most cars).
– Some micro-cars are basically e-bikes with roofs.
– Bikes are less dangerous than cars but can also make life difficult for pedestrians. And they also need parking space.
Munich tested 5 ways of protecting bike lines for a year. These are the results (PDF in German with many pictures): https://muenchenunterwegs.de/content/1372/download/pbl-abschlussbericht-17-07-2023-1.pdf
Chapter 3, “Fazit” contains a table that summarizes the results. Row “Platzierung” shows the ranking: “WandORCA” performed best.
#TfL Freedom of Information release:
Cost of Johnston 100 #Font
"The cost to create Johnston 100 was £52,800 and included the complete redraw of the entire font family for traditional print use and new digital versions."
#London #Transport #FOIA #Urbanism