goingspiral commented on The surprising return of the three-borough 'X line' subwayBarely anyone rides the "G"? When was the last time you were on it? Every morning it's packed, and yesterday (Saturday) it was mostly standing room during the afternoon. If anything, the G has helped spur development in previously marginal (in terms of transit access) neighborhoods -- Greenpoint, South Williamsburg, north Bed-Stuy, eastern Clinton Hill, etc. If NYC actually did planning, i.e. connecting land use planning, transportation investment and economic development, the triboro X line would no doubt lead to transit-oriented growth and increased transit ridership in the neighborhoods it passed through.
Posted on April 29th, 2012 9:27am
goingspiral commented on The asphalt in New York City is turning greenThanks - this was a really interesting article. It's good to have somebody doing real journalism on useful (if not sexy) topics.
Posted on April 13th, 2012 12:03pm