I’m back and slowly returning to the swing of things—there’s some long-term, non-blog projects I’m working on lately, so you’ll have to pardon my pace for the next little while!
Nonetheless: here’s some collected tidbits and links for all of you once more! If you have any items to suggest, or a photo to showcase on these posts, e-mail me at email@example.com! I really need good photos. I’m not going to lie.
- We had a couple of Pattullo Bridge public sessions scheduled for September: they’re now being rescheduled to November.
- John Calimente wrote a thoughtful year-in-review piece about the Canada Line.
- New York subway photos from the 1970s and 1980s.
- A bike lane in Portland gets Mario Kart symbols!
- London had a one-day, super-disruptive tube strike on September 7! Here’s a bunch of interesting BBC links: a news video, their live updates from throughout the day., and a story about service resuming.
- This fellow rides a penny farthing—one of those big wheel bicycles—and has done bike tours from New York to L.A. and more! Here’s a shop that specializes in penny farthings, if this interests you.
- This seems like a bit of a late observation on the part of the Wall Street Journal, but they’ve just covered the renaissance of cruiser bikes.
- Killing them with kindness: illegally parked bikes are being moved to nearby bike racks, and they’ll lube your chain and pump your tires up for free!
- A unified theory of New York City biking.
- Matthew Buchanan passed along this live map of the Swiss train system. Awesome.
- Jean Chong has two interesting bike posts: how to combine cycling with other transport options within Metro Vancouver, and on Vancouver Island and in the U.S.
- They’re building an Expo Line in L.A. too — the Source has the latest photo from its construction, and an Expo Line update from August.
- Voony has some interesting thoughts on Highway 99 and its transit amenities.
- The Transport Politic had a post on Vancouver’s transit trajectory. Lots of hot debate in the comments.
- And finally: Rob Cottingham drew a Signal to Noise social media cartoon
onwhile riding the #4 Powell bus :) Bravo — it looks great!