Named a “Transit Pro” by Wired Magazine

From Jason Wright's Brand New Subway game

From Jason Wright’s Brand New Subway game

After trying Jason Wright‘s Brand New Subway game, I sent one of my creations to Aarian Marshall at Wired. She included it in “Transit Pros Rebuild the NYC Subway—in an Online Game,” which I guess implicates me as a “transit pro.”

My redesign gets an A+, and keeps costs fairly low. But Chris Pangilinan’s achieves slightly higher ridership, and has less odorous elevators

Northeast Corridor from the Air

Pictures from an unlimited-visibility flight up the Northeast Corridor, from Washington DC to Boston. The density of this megalopolis makes it perfect for real high speed rail.

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Janette Sadik-Khan in Cape Town

UCT’s African Centre for Cities and the Cape Town Partnership hosted a great talk by the transportation and planning commissioners of New York City. Their talk was part of a larger ITDP-organized visit to South Africa. I thoroughly enjoyed Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s remarks (an audio recording of which is available here). In spite of some vocal critics, her extensive implementation of bike and pedestrian improvements in New York has successfully improved traffic safety and Manhattan’s streetscape.