Citibike is getting some pressure to expand to low-income neighborhoods. However, Motivate, the company that operates Citibike, can’t do that sort of expansion without some public funding, and the transportation commissioner seems to agree. I think this could be money well spent.
There are a couple success stories in the article linked above. For example, the woman that rides Citibike so often, each trip is about 9¢! That’s almost cheaper than walking.
Farewell – ETAOIN SHRDLU – 1978 from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.
Sit back and enjoy 30 minutes of 19th and 20th century tech and the people that make it tick.
via Colossal :: Hack a Day
Frustrated by over-crowded trains? Take matters into your own hands with Brand New Subway by Jason Wright. You can design your own New York City Subway system from scratch or start with the current system and see if you can improve it.
The game uses several data sources to let you know how you’re doing. Jason has more information about the details of the game on his site.
Jonathan Zizmor M.D., a familiar face on the subway for over 30 years, has retired. You’ll be missed Dr. Z. Best of luck!
photo by Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times