September 11, 2009
MetroLinks for 9/11/09Return to Blog
Here are some interesting transit-related links to ponder on this humid, end-of-summer Friday:
- Via KC Light Rail, Kansas City broke ground on a new Bus Rapid Transit line yesterday.
- ClimateBiz Blog discusses the return on investment for TOD.
- Pointer’s Market opened up in the Benton Park neighborhood.
- The Post-Dispatch Book Blog reports on the start of Metro’s Poetry in Motion contest!
- MIT students have discovered the true molecular structure of concrete, which will lead to advances in concrete strength.
- The Urbanophile ponders a city’s “sphere of influence” and marvels at the size of St. Louis’s.
- Reader and UrbanReviewSTL contributor Jim Zavist sent along a link to this website documenting the “once vital, now abandoned Rochester (NY) subway” system.
- Portland begins an experiment in cycling safety with their new CycleTrack program.
You may have also noticed our new color scheme – a somewhat more subdued blue. What do you think?
2 thoughts on “MetroLinks for 9/11/09”
BRT is a great option – it seems to be working extremely well out in LA, everything from on street to dedicated busways:
The Urbanophile link reminds me a lot of one of my favorite books from the 1980’s, “The Nine Nations of North America”, by Joel Garreau. Both ignore traditional political boundaries, and focus on economic and social affinities and realities.