Breakfast links: Two wheels good, beautiful stations and rising costs bad
Segway PUMA driving in New York.
The Segway car:
GM and Segway are collaborating on a two-wheeled vehicle
, similar to the Segway but enclosed, holds two people, and riders sit rather than stand. (Patrick, Jaime) Is this useful? Ryan Avent wonders
if, like the Segway itself, it's a solution in search of a problem (there's already a perfectly good, cheaper two-wheeled vehicle that's good for commuting), but that perhaps this would be ideal for commuting between a suburban home and the nearest train station.
Detroit razing old station:
Detroit's City Council voted to raze their beautiful old train station
, the Michigan Central Depot. In most cities, this would be a preserved treasure. There, it's not the owner who wants to tear it down, but city leaders. (BeyondDC)
Complete the street:
An interactive graphic
shows how one New York City street could transform into a complete street, working better for pedestrians, bicycles and buses as well as cars with just a few changes. (GOOD, Jaime)
Metroaccess prices spiral:
MetroAccess, the paratransit service for disabled riders, will run out of money this year
if the Metro Board doesn't approve an additional $6.5M in funding. Ridership is growing and Metro's peer review team has recommended that service be limited to those living near a Metrorail station or Metrobus line. (Michael P)
They can't rent a self-storage locker or something?:
Erik Wemple wonders
why DC has to pay $860,000 to store their streetcars. (City Paper, JTS) My understanding is that we're not only storing them, but having them maintained and regularly "exercised" to keep them from deteriorating.
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