transit and transport

NYC Bike Share Delayed. Again.

CitiBikes aren’t coming to a corner near you. Yet. Try again next summer. The Good – I like the name Citibike. Yes, I know some people loathe the idea of a bank sponsoring anything these days but at least it’s sort of a catchy name. Not clunky like the Barclay’s sponsored bikes in London – Barclays Cycle Hire Bikes. Which…

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transit and transport

The New New York City Taxi

OK, it doesn’t look as bad as I thought it would. In fact, it’s a kinda cute in a “so ugly it’s cute” sort of way. I love the fact that there is no center hump in the floor. Not sure the “more legroom” feature will be relevant if the drivers continue to push the seats ALL THE WAY BACK.…

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transit and transport

Snowy Musings

So, here I sit – waiting for more snow. I gather from the weather reports that I won’t have to wait long. Of course, we already had significant snow last month – the storm the media and others have dubbed the Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010. I rather enjoyed that but then I: live on an arterial street, which are…

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Life in the UK, transit and transport, UK vs US

Cycle Hire Envy

I have been in London recently my friends – last week in fact – and I have seen the Barclay’s cycle hire in action. I saw it during the rush hour commute, late at night as people hurried to catch the last train, on a glorious Saturday in Kensington Gardens. I saw people of all ages and from all walks…

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news and headlines, transit and transport

Two-Wheelin’ In NYC

Two items of interest this morning (well, of interest to me and anyone else searching for a sign of sanity and intelligence amidst NYC traffic and transportation news). I was reading The Villager (which you’ve likely never heard of unless you live in the East Side and honestly, even then . . . ). But never mind that now. I…

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Outer Boroughs, transit and transport

Good Luck Getting Around Gotham

David Yassky, the new chairman of the Taxi and Limousine Commission, has made a SHOCKING (not) discovery: Manhattan has more yellow cabs than Brooklyn. To be fair, it’s not something he just recently discovered. He discovered it some time ago (I imagine the same way most people do – by using their eyes) but now that he’s Mr. Taxi, this…

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transit and transport

New Face at the MTA

Jay Walder, the new MTA chief has said that “New Yorkers should be able to expect the same type of customer experience riders enjoy in London“—whose transportation system he worked for between 2001-2006—”with accurate arrival information and modern fare technology.” Yes, Mr. Walder and I have been expecting it for some time. My expectations are in place and ready to…

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