It hasn't been quiet on this front, rather, extraordinarily busy. I joined Transportation Alternatives as its planning director at the end of April and have been flat out doing all sorts of public space-oriented stuff (cos streets are NYC's largest public spaces, no?).
Anyhoo, the impetus for writing now is that we launched a design competition to re-design the intersection of 4th Avenue and 9th Street in Brooklyn. We're looking for fresh new approaches to re-imagining our streets are healthy, sustainable, safe, and livable places. Come on, how many times have you complained about our streets as yet another vehicle refused to yield to you in the crosswalk? This is your chance to wave the pencil and come up with something better.
Posted by Shin-pei at 3:30 PM