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Old 04-18-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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A side effect of these bicycle share programs is annoying tourist riding these bicycles on the sidewalk.
Well, the great thing is that the daily rates are pretty damn high, so NYC residents who pay the yearly rate get a pretty good deal subsidized from the annoying tourists.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Which is why I propose aggressive traffic calming and strategic closures.

Private automobile usage should not be encouraged in the 2 primary CBDs. Pedestrian density is already beyond capacity for the sidewalks as configured during the day in most of Midtown. That's why you see people walking in the bike lanes.

Enhance the traffic calming, slow down, reduce, and limit the lane width, and it will be safer to bike among traffic. No protected lanes needed. Not if the traffic is running at 15 MPH in 2 narrow lanes with mid block traffic lights, speed bumps, rumble strips, red light and speed cameras everywhere.
In tandem to that, NYC could decentralize a bit and have more mini-CBDs in the outer boroughs and across the river to New Jersey. That's already happened a bit with Long Island City, downtown Brooklyn, and Jersey City, but you can do a lot more. Transit infrastructure-wise, it'd make the most sense to start some serious incentivizing of Broadway Junction in East New York (multiple bus lines, LIRR, J/Z/A/C/L, along with a rally cry for the Triboro RX). It'd also probably provide a lot of local jobs and investment for a down and out neighborhood, but the city doesn't really think that far ahead. Broadway Junction along with Jamaica Station in Queens are probably the most underutilized infrastructure assets that NYC has.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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In tandem to that, NYC could decentralize a bit and have more mini-CBDs in the outer boroughs and across the river to New Jersey. That's already happened a bit with Long Island City, downtown Brooklyn, and Jersey City, but you can do a lot more. Transit infrastructure-wise, it'd make the most sense to start some serious incentivizing of Broadway Junction in East New York (multiple bus lines, LIRR, J/Z/A/C/L, along with a rally cry for the Triboro RX). It'd also probably provide a lot of local jobs and investment for a down and out neighborhood, but the city doesn't really think that far ahead. Broadway Junction along with Jamaica Station in Queens are probably the most underutilized infrastructure assets that NYC has.
Flushing, Queens is another CBD.

This is and needs to happen. There are plenty of locations which are already busy areas, good transit connections, dense, but lack office space or quality office space and the businesses for those spaces.

Decentralization would also reduce citywide commute times via mass transit, bike and reduce car ownership further. Which would boost bike share ridership.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:34 AM
 
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Flushing, Queens is another CBD.

This is and needs to happen. There are plenty of locations which are already busy areas, good transit connections, dense, but lack office space or quality office space and the businesses for those spaces.

Decentralization would also reduce citywide commute times via mass transit, bike and reduce car ownership further. Which would boost bike share ridership.
Flushing is another CBD but it's more of a self-contained community that does well with what it already has--it doesn't really have that much in terms of urban transit infrastructure that isn't being made use of since the 7 train gets pretty heavy traffic as it is and the chinatown minibuses are packed. I think it's a very separate case from what we see in Jamaica and Broadway Junction, both of which are obviously under-utilized. If there's anything to add to the list, then it'd be Coney Island with the meeting point of DFNQ and the B near by.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:36 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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In tandem to that, NYC could decentralize a bit and have more mini-CBDs in the outer boroughs and across the river to New Jersey. That's already happened a bit with Long Island City, downtown Brooklyn, and Jersey City, but you can do a lot more. Transit infrastructure-wise, it'd make the most sense to start some serious incentivizing of Broadway Junction in East New York (multiple bus lines, LIRR, J/Z/A/C/L, along with a rally cry for the Triboro RX). It'd also probably provide a lot of local jobs and investment for a down and out neighborhood, but the city doesn't really think that far ahead. Broadway Junction along with Jamaica Station in Queens are probably the most underutilized infrastructure assets that NYC has.
But the market isn't really there. The city has incentized development there, in particular office construction. Instead, there was lots of residential construction. Apparently, offices think a Manhattan address make them sound more serious.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...TATE/302279993

As for Broadway Junction, the area has good transit but little else. It's in one of the more dangerous, poorer areas of the city.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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But the market isn't really there. The city has incentized development there, in particular office construction. Instead, there was lots of residential construction. Apparently, offices think a Manhattan address make them sound more serious.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...TATE/302279993

As for Broadway Junction, the area has good transit but little else. It's in one of the more dangerous, poorer areas of the city.
The city wanted more offices, and it did get more offices--it got a bit more than a quarter of what they initially expected for office space. Also, that article is about two years old and the economy's kicked up a bit especially with the bullish tech scene happening in Dumbo and the Navy Yard (not quite downtown, but pretty close).

Yes, I know Broadway Junction has little else. I think it's a shame given the infrastructure that is there and the large amount of cheap and sometimes vacant lots around the area. If there could be some massive incentivization of getting people to develop the area (and it would take massive incentivization) and in a way that benefits current residents with jobs, then that'd be great. It just won't happen though.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:43 AM
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Here's an article on the mastermind behind New York City bike share:

Nazi Islamic Bikes From Hell - NYTimes.com

more on the Nazi-Muslim connection:

http://gawker.com/citi-bike-is-a-naz...k-ci-511489930
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:37 AM
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A surprising use of rental bikes:

Metropolitan Diary: Spinning on a Rent-a-Bike - NYTimes.com

As I turned the corner of 45th Street and Third Avenue, I noticed a woman of about 60 in a jogging suit pedaling a Citi Bike in a stationary position. She was going at a good rate… The “biker” responded, “Laugh if you want, but I never have to pay for a spin class again.”
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:20 AM
 
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The city wanted more offices, and it did get more offices--it got a bit more than a quarter of what they initially expected for office space. Also, that article is about two years old and the economy's kicked up a bit especially with the bullish tech scene happening in Dumbo and the Navy Yard (not quite downtown, but pretty close).

Yes, I know Broadway Junction has little else. I think it's a shame given the infrastructure that is there and the large amount of cheap and sometimes vacant lots around the area. If there could be some massive incentivization of getting people to develop the area (and it would take massive incentivization) and in a way that benefits current residents with jobs, then that'd be great. It just won't happen though.
Broadway Junction is on the radar for redevelopment. The city hopes to eventually create a major mixed use corridor there. Could become an East Brooklyn CBD.

As for Citi Bike. So far so good:

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A week in my life pedaling Citi Bikes

Have there been minor glitches? Sure. What did you expect?

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/w...#ixzz2WAo8aju8
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Who didn't know this was going to happen? Oh wait, lol...

Citi Bike in red, needs millions to survive | New York Post
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