September 30, 2003 


Metra Rail to Milwaukee

Milwaukee: Looks like Chicago's Metra-rail commuter trains will finally be extended to Milwaukee. [article here] there's a ridiculous amount of bureaucracy involved so who knows when it will actually happen, but it's a major advancement toward both regional cooperation and... [read on...]

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Category:
Transit

 September 29, 2003 


High Line Official

New York: The New York Times has an interesting article today announcing the official launch of the "high line" project in lower Manhatten - a project to turn an olf railway viaduct into a linear park/bike path.... [read on...]

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Category:
Trails

 September 27, 2003 


Ozaukee County Bike Trail

Mequon, WI: Wisconsin has long been a leader in rails to trails projects, but this recently completed bike trail segment is part of a bigger project I wasn't even aware of: A planned unbroken trail stretching from Chicago to Green... [read on...]

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Category:
Trails

 September 26, 2003 


LimoLiner

New York: There's a new way to travel between New York and Boston called 'LimoLiner'. For about the same price as a train ticket, LimoLiner is a bus featuring rather comfy looking seats and the big draw - internet access... [read on...]

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Category:
Transit

 September 18, 2003 


Alternative Sidewalk Use

Prescott, AZ: Here's an interesting novelty for cities to consider - outside the Prescott Library, the sidewalk has been transformed into a block-long historical timeline documenting everything from the first hominid steps to the first steps on the Moon. Nothing... [read on...]

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Category:
Urban Planning

 September 15, 2003 


Interspecies Localization

Too funny. Getting the point across without heavy-handedness. Via MJennings, via a long line of places.... [read on...]

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Category:
Wildcard

 September 05, 2003 


Forgotten Cincinnati Subway (website)

Cincinnati: Midwestern cities are generally not known for their subways, although several have them. Cincinnati, back in a more golden age, started building one, and for a variety of reasons never finished it. This website explains it all and gives... [read on...]

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Category:
Transit

 September 04, 2003 


London Taxis in the US?

Chicago: I've always been a big fan of London Taxis - they're infinitely roomier than anything in the states, and they have an amazing turning radius that allows them to flip around the moment they see you. Now, it seems... [read on...]

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Category:
Cars

 September 03, 2003 


Hungerford Footbridges

London: Responding to the demand for more pedestrian crossings over the River Thames, and the presence of a rather decrepit existing railway crossing, the Hungerford Footbridges kill two birds with one stone: By straddling the sides of the existing bridge,... [read on...]

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Category:
Design , Urban Planning