Brunch links: Big new parking
Image from Curbed via Streetsblog.
Manhattan's own DC USA:
Like DC, Manhattan has an urban big box store complex
with a garage going mostly empty, a landlord surprised so many people take transit, and big ongoing government subsidies. (Streetsblog NYC, Stephen Miller)
A maker of automated parking systems produced a video of their garage
located under a public square in Budapest. (Erik W) ... A new automated parking garage in Chicago's Bucktown may be the first to get LEED Gold
, touted as "emissions free," though the car traffic it generates won't be. (Government Technology, Bryan)
Bus "driver" arrested:
Metro Transit Police arrested a man driving a bus
after he crashed into a tree and kept driving. But the kicker, which they don't reveal until the end, is that the man wasn't a real bus driver; he had stolen the bus from the depot.
BRT not so rapid:
Cleveland's new BRT line, the HealthLine, is not moving faster
than the previous regular bus. City officials are tinkering with the lights to try to speed it up. (Cleveland.com, George B)
Making crossing worse for safety:
8 pedestrians were hit by cars in 2 years at an intersection in Rockville, but MCDOT refuses to install a regular light since it would "impact" traffic. Instead, they're putting in a button-activated HAWK signal
. Unfortunately, pedestrians will have to push a button, wait, cross halfway, then push another button and wait a whole second cycle, which in the county is often 150 seconds. (Gazette)
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