Anticipating the I-81 Challenge The Onondaga Citizens League issued its “Rethinking I-81” Study Report with the goal that the community meet the I-81 challenge with a vision that is not mired in the past, but that clearly anticipates the needs of tomorrow. If your group would like a presentation on the study, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Streets Behave New York City has issued its first street design manual, in an effort to make streets more environmentally friendly, and more amenable to bicyclists and pedestrians. Urban planners see the document as a blueprint for designing the infrastructure for a 21st century city – one that thinks about streets as “…not just... Read more »
No ‘Carmageddon’ in Times Square In a move to create a smoother traffic flow and more pedestrian-friendly environment, the NYC Department of Transportation shut down parts of Times Square to traffic. On Tuesday, two days after Broadway was closed to traffic between 42nd and 47th Streets, cars, trucks, taxis and other vehicles still flowed as... Read more »
Stent (or Dagger?) in the Heart of Town: Urban Freeways in Syracuse, 1944-1967 The 1961 Decisions in Syracuse, by SU political scientists Guthrie Birkhead, Roscoe Martin, and others, explored a series of case studies of metropolitan action in Syracuse in the Post–World War II era. The study focused on public decision-making and the relative influence... Read more »
Building Infrastructure-Building Experience This week’s Citiwire.net columns by Neal Peirce and Alex Marshall focus on the promise of high speed rail as the “New Deal” for transportation. “My high-speed rail proposal,” President Obama is quoted as saying, “will lead to innovations that change the way we travel in America. We must start developing clean, energy-efficient... Read more »