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Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

The Human Cost of Subway Delays: A Survey of New York City Riders

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Chart 1: How would you grade subway service in recent months?

As the findings make clear, when New Yorkers are left stranded on the subway platform or stuck in a tunnel, they are missing classes and job interviews and doctor’s appointments. They are running late to pick up or drop off their children or care for elderly relatives. They are losing wages and putting their jobs in jeopardy. In short, when subway performance declines, so too does the health, financial security, and quality of life of everyday New Yorkers.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Patrick J. Foye on The Infra Blog

“Interesting fact: two thirds of the people that used to travel between Washington and New York used to travel by the shuttle, by air, and a third by rail; and now the numbers are reversed: it’s two thirds by Amtrak or other regional rail and a third by air, and I think that speaks to the resurgence in rail. And I think also increasing numbers of travelers are interested in being responsible commuters, whether it’s a trip across the Hudson or a trip to Washington, and I think that influences their choice of commute and travel as well.”

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This Week, May 3-6: Smart Cities NYC ’17 Conference + Expo

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Smart Cities NYC

Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People, May 3-6 (smartcitiesnyc.com), is the first of its kind conference + expo to focus on the importance of civic engagement in urban innovation. SCNYC will convene thought leaders from around the world to advance ideas about innovation, infrastructure, and inclusion, with panels, in-depth workshops, exhibits and receptions

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Streetfilms: NYC Gets a Car-Free Broadway for Earth Day 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Streetfilms: NYC Gets a Car-Free Broadway for Earth Day 2017

This year for NYC’s 2nd Car-Free NYC Earth Day, things picked up considerably from last year’s inaugural event. The big spectacle was that you could walk or bike up Broadway from Union Square all the way to Times Square on car-free streets. But in a way since the Science March was already coming down Broadway to 47th street from the north, many people were able to traverse it all the way to Columbus Circle.

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New York City: Multimodal Symphony

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
New York City: Multimodal Symphony

24 hours of transit in New York City. Made with Processing and Unfolding Maps.

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Join RPA Assembly 2017: April 21st, NYC

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
RPA Assembly 2017: Joe Biden, Keynote Speaker

This year’s Assembly will feature high-profile speakers and panel discussions on how the tri-state area can fulfill the promise of economic opportunity, meet the challenge of climate change and stay competitive with metropolitan areas around the world.

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Join Smart Cities NYC ’17: May 3-6, 2017

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People

Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People (May 3-6) will convene global mayors, CTOs, CIOs, and private sector and NGO leaders to explore how innovation and smart infrastructure are transforming cities, improving urban life, and creating more inclusive economies. The groundbreaking SCNYC17 conference and expo will be hosted at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard with our multi-sector sponsors and partners, including Microsoft, Smart Dubai, and Cities for Life, among others.

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STREETFILMS— Sneckdown Legitimized: Real World Applications from NYC Streets

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
STREETFILMS— Sneckdown Legitimized: Real World Applications from NYC Streets

Every time I post a new video on the sneckdown phenomenon, I get all sorts of comments, emails and tweets on social media that it will never work. That you can’t justify the idea. That I should “stop hating on cars”. That no matter how well done, the video showing sneckdowns 10 feet from the curb that have been there for weeks (that drivers are successful navigating) that they couldn’t work. That we still need all the asphalt for video and that pedestrians are second class citizens.

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Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Smart Cities NYC 2017 - Powered by People

Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People (May 3-6) will convene global mayors, CTOs, CIOs, and private sector and NGO leaders to explore how innovation and smart infrastructure are transforming cities, improving urban life, and creating more inclusive economies. The groundbreaking SCNYC17 conference and expo will be hosted at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard with our multi-sector sponsors and partners, including Microsoft, Smart Dubai, and Cities for Life, among others.

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Pushed Out: Housing Displacement in an Unaffordable Region

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Figure 1: Households Spending More Than 30% of Their Income on Housing, 2000-2015

The idea that people can find a comfortable place to put down community roots for the long term is increasingly precarious. The pressure on poorer residents to leave for more distant areas and make way for people who can afford more has seemingly moved from neighborhood to neighborhood with little slowdown, overcoming recessions, natural disasters, and concerted efforts from government and community organizations alike. There is a common thread in the areas experiencing these pressures: They are walkable areas with good access to jobs and public transit. And they also are the areas where the people most vulnerable to displacement are likely to live.

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