Explore individual state’s potential for building solar arrays in their rights-of-way and provide some projections of expected revenue from that investment

#CleanTechnica Interview With Allie Kelly, February 22nd, 2019 by Carolyn Fortuna  Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray, a non-profit organization which is the nation’s only publicly accessible, living laboratory for transportation innovation, has been announced as a featured speaker for the 2019 WTS Conference in Boston, May 15-17, 2019. With a vision to achieve equity and access for women in the transportation industry, WTS generates high-caliber …

Happy Planet Index vs. Regime Change

Why Costa Rica Tops the Happiness Index: How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index, by Lisa Gale Garrigues, February 01, 2019, YES! Magazine  The New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index determined that Costa Rica is the greenest and happiest place in the world. The HPI considers three variables: happiness, ecological footprint, and life expectancy. …

Managing the curb

From Smart Cities Dive, Jan 2019.  Post from Mark Lawrence, co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based SpotHero. People have been reinventing the wheel for centuries. More recently, people have been reinventing conventional uses of wheels to move folks from place to place — especially in urban areas. Today, people in urban areas around the world can train, scoot, drive, bus, bike or …

University of Minnesota research shows how roads can be greener with driverless vehicles

Univ. of Minnesota research envisions major changes as cities adapt to autonomous vehicles. By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune  6 Oct 2018 MINNESOTA DESIGN CENTER Streets will be transformed by autonomous vehicles. Urban design experts at the University of Minnesota are redrawing what city blocks could look like in a world of driverless vehicles. Roads of the future will likely be narrower, greener and …

Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’

By Patricia Leigh Brown, 29 April 2018, LA Times Fickett Street in Boyle Heights, a neighborhood in Los Angeles transformed into a one-day “play street” as part of a design initiative to reclaim streets for civic life. It was a collaboration with residents, activists, the nonprofit Kounkuey Design Initiative and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. CreditColey Brown for The New …

The Human Project, as the bioengineering of people, cities, streets and curbs converges, where do we locate the public sphere and data?

The Guardian, Smart cities need thick data, not big data, By Adrian Smith, Professor of Technology and Society at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, Wed 18 Apr 2018   Talking about noise in Plaça del Sol Photograph: Making Sense Residents living around Plaça del Sol joke that theirs is the only square where, despite the name, rain is preferable. …

World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

Stretch of road outside Stockholm transfers energy from two tracks of rail in the road, recharging the batteries of electric cars and trucks Daniel Boffey in Brussels Thu 12 Apr 2018  Play Video 0:57  How world’s first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been …

Streets are some of the most ubiquitous and valuable public spaces that a city has and cities are showing new ways to use them

From 2007 to 2013, Sadik-Khan was the commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation and today she continues working as a sustainable transportation consultant with Bloomberg Associates. During her six years in New York she showed her city—and the country—what can be accomplished when we put people first in transportation planning. Perhaps most famously, Sadik-Khan closed five blocks to cars on …

Illinois announces master contracts for smart street lighting initiative

On SmartCity Dive Illinois leaders announced that they have chosen vendors for the statewide smart street light program. The contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Globetrotters Engineering and TEN Connected Solutions, according to Government Technology and others. Local governments throughout Illinois can upgrade their street lights to LED fixtures through the state’s joint purchasing program. The streetlights also can be equipped with Wi-Fi and sensors for …

List of Streetfilms

By Category up to Feb 1 2018 Category Video Title Date Published Plays Bicycles The Netherlands Megamix Bike Montage 2018-01-06 17480 Bicycles London Cycling Works: How Savvy Campaigning Got 180 Employers to Support Bike Lanes 2017-12-06 5489 Bicycles Gawk at the Great New Bike Access to the Williamsburg Bridge From Brooklyn 2017-11-22 3839 Bicycles 300+ People Create Human Protected Bike …