Links and tidbits is our semi-regular roundup of interesting fodder about transportation from the last few weeks or so. If you have links to contribute, put them in the comments or email us!
» What’s behind the resurgence of streetcars in the US? This is the reason why.
» Walk on Metro Vancouver! Check out this Vancouverites tips on creating a walkability challenge!
» Manspreading goes global, but is this transit etiquette faux paux just for men?
» In June, TransLink and the Mayors’ Council launched the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission. It looks like New York City is looking into trying congestion pricing.
» For some musicians, riding in a tour bus means they’ve made it. But what’s the cost of a tour bus rental?
» A 15-year-old boy took over the Twitter account for Southern Rail in the UK: “It was total chaos, and people loved it.”
» That talk about building a bullet train between Vancouver and Seattle seems to be gaining traction as a feasibility study is underway.
» Check it out! China just built the world’s longest elevated cycle path.
» Using volunteers, Germany is testing out new facial recognition technology at its main railway station in Berlin to increase safety.
» See this: a treasure trove of great transit branding! Someone drew out the public transportation fleets in different cities.
— CityLab (@CityLab) August 11, 2017
» These “x-ray” maps show you what the subway stations in New York actually look like!
» Graphic designer Petr Novak shrunk and simplified 220 metro and light rail systems (including Vancouver!) into mini maps.
» Check out this newsletter article from the Renfrew–Collingwood Community News on how the Evergreen Extension connects history from Renfrew–Collingwood to Port Moody.
» Gondolas are gaining popularity in the United States as alternative transportation. There’s at least three gondola proposals in New York.
» According to CBC’s Don Pittis, urban parking is dying a slow death in Canadian cities.
» These pillars for an abandoned monorail project in South Jakarta, Indonesia are coming down.
Author: Allen Tung