Just returned home from a weekend in Berlin to find that Secret Republic now has over 30,000 followers. You guys are super cool - thanks for your support.
Amtrak says ridership has increased in the first six months of fiscal year 2013, with ridership in March setting a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak’s history.
(Source: Radical Cartography)
Beautiful Bicycle Monday
It’s a more complex problem than just low density, but an easier one to fix. The suburbs need a retrofit.
Park Killesberg by Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten
The design sees itself as the linking of two dominant themes of Killesberg: soft nature and hard topography, dominated by peoples´ quarries.
The newest version of SimCity, the 24-year-old video game that made urban planning cool, is set to arrive in March. The game allows users to build and manage a city, forcing them to make decisions about education, energy, water, sewage and transportation.
This may be a new guilty pleasure soon.
June 2012—several thousand people gathered in Brussels for a giant picnic to advocate/demand more public space and accessability for pedestrians and cyclists in their city. From the polis blog:
“The open space in front of the Stock Exchange, right in the heart of Brussels, is officially called a square (plein or place). In reality, people only have a sidewalk a bit wider than average to stroll beside a four-lane thoroughfare that bisects the city center north to south.
The “square” is usually unpleasant because of car exhaust and engine roars. Last Sunday at noon, however, residents — mostly families — invaded the public space with a picnic.
“We want to give the city back to the people,” said a young woman from her deckchair”
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