Wiki Wednesday: Stub Patrol

speed_cushion_and_firetruck.jpgEarlier this month "Wikis Take Manhattan"
brought in thousands of photos for StreetsWiki and Wikipedia articles.
As those shots are matched with their respective entries, we’d like to
draw attention to a few StreetsWiki posts that could use fleshing out
text-wise:

To add to these or other StreetsWiki entries, or to initiate new ones, all you need is a little time and a Livable Streets account.

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Wiki Wednesday: Bike Boulevard

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The inclusion of $825 million for Transportation Enhancements in the stimulus package should help pay for a lot of bike projects. Writing for Citiwire this week, transportation analyst Sam Seskin suggests investing a chunk of that stimulus money in bicycle boulevards, as opposed to bike lanes or cycle tracks. What are bike boulevards? This week’s […]

Announcing Wiki Wednesdays: A Weekly Dose of Livable Streets Knowledge

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Today we’re launching a new feature on Streetsblog — Wiki Wednesdays — where we’ll highlight new content coming online at StreetsWiki, the community-created livable streets knowledge base. The inaugural entry is the bio-in-progress on UCLA professor Donald Shoup (right). Earlier this week, Zane Selvans (member of the Livable Streets Network since June 16) helped flesh […]

Wiki Wednesday: Zürich, Where Transit Gets Priority on the Street

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Ready for some transit system envy? This week’s StreetsWiki entry comes from Livable Streets member Andrew Nash, who fills us in on how surface transit became the mode of choice in Zürich, Switzerland: Photo: Nicholas Kibre/Wikipedia The first thing one notices about Zürich is that trams are ubiquitous downtown. The city considered changing its tram […]

Wiki Wednesday: Ciclovía

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With New York’s big Summer Streets premier less than 72 hours away, this week we’re highlighting the StreetsWiki entry on the mother of all car-free events, Bogotá’s Ciclovía. Actually, the phrase "car-free event" doesn’t quite do justice to a weekly gathering of a million people along 70 miles of streets. And as the authors note, […]

Wiki Wednesday: Parking Policy

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When a coalition of public interest groups including Transportation Alternatives released the "Suburbanizing the City" report last month, we learned that, following current New York City parking policies, the construction of new off-street spaces is projected to result in over a billion additional miles driven per year by 2030. Startling as it was, this statistic […]

Wiki Wednesday: Vehicle-Miles Traveled

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Until recently, VMT had been rising steeply in the U.S. In the second installment of our serialized tour through StreetsWiki, we turn to DianaD’s entry on Vehicle-Miles Traveled: Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) is the total number of miles driven by all residential vehicles within a given time period and geographic area. We’re seeing more about VMT […]