Nothing makes me more delighted than finding the heart of my thinking implemented, and implemented well. This type of collaboration can be done. They even have an iPhone app called FixMyStreet! I’m in love.
Thoughtfully designed subway grates to prevent runoff and function as both seating and bike rack. Love it.
OK, I still have not mapped out the public / private / commercial space in NYC, but the Design Trust has a recent blog post that points to a New York City Department of City Planning land use map of “Open Space and Recreation.” We’re getting warmer. Someone must have mapped this information, if you are aware of a resource, please point me to it. Many thanks!
Photo by Vincent Laforet
“We’ll also experiment with a common sense idea that will help New Yorkers stretch their own dollars further: the option of taking multiple-fare taxi and livery rides from, for example, airports and other locations. Riders will save money and drivers will make money. It’s a win-win - what’s not to like?”
Jonathan, M, 27, smartphone, uses sms/gps
Start of ride: 59th Street, End of ride: West Village
Takes a taxi at least once a day with an average ride of $15,
He is what some call a super user
Jonathan is trusting of people, but impatient. Convenience trumps cost
He is from DC, has lived in nyc 6 years and has taken the subway 3 times
Jonathan is a public transportation anomaly
(many thanks to Parker for driving)
Team Plott: Yaminie Patodia, Thomas Chan, Mitch Said and Kristin O’Friel
Designing Around Place, Fall 2008