NEW YORK: BRT will soon come to Brooklyn, along the 44 corridor via Nostrand and Rogers Avenues, which serves about 40,000 passengers a day. Has the recent impact and experience of Hurricane Sandy shifted investment back towards buses rather than subway systems.
I think everyone who saw Sandy from near or afar recognized the critical role buses played once the subway system went down, underscoring the value of these types of investments in our transportation infrastructure
New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan
MUNICH: Can a subway system be efficient, modern and stylish at the same time? Munich certainly thinks so. In this article in the The Atlantic Times, the U-Bahn is described as a kaleidoscope of colours, making the waiting time (often minimal) even more pleasant. That’s of course unless the multi-coloured world doesn’t hypnotize you or send you into some sort of fit. Image: Nick Frank
GLOBAL: Can big data help police officers make our cities safer? We received a tweet from The Atlantic Intel, about the infographic which uses cops’ knowledge of their communities, to build data that police departments can use to prevent crime. With IBM software, cops can predict where trouble is likely—and turn “hot spots” into calm streets. Can Cape Town use something similar?