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Hey urbanists! Some great news this week out of New York City with the announcements about some major
 
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Hey urbanists!
Some great news this week out of New York City with the announcements about some major (positive) changes for the bus network and that Central Park would finally ban cars after decades of activism.
There was also a stellar op-ed in the New York Times about how decades of planning aimed at making room for cars has lowered quality of life in cities and I’ve included a couple of interesting pieces about what’s needed to make Los Angeles a more walkable and liveable city.
As has become the trend, quick links to other good reads are also near the end — there’s a particularly intriguing one about how a video game addressed its in-game housing crisis — and a final article about how one of Montreal Bixi bikes ended up far away from home — can you guess which country it ended up in?
Have a great Sunday!
Paris

NYC get bus system overhaul
MTA Unveils a Bus Turnaround Plan We Can Believe In MTA Unveils a Bus Turnaround Plan We Can Believe In
Central Park Goes Car-Free Forever on June 27
NYC Has a Bike-Share System That Works. Why Aren’t We Expanding It?
Future of urban transportation
Cars Are Ruining Our Cities
Why We Can’t Leave Transportation Apps to the Private Sector
Uber’s Unrealistic Plan for Flying Cars
Transforming Los Angeles
Los Angeles: Focus on Urban Design (Not Just Urban Planning)
The Continuing Quest for a More Walkable Los Angeles
Other reads
🎮 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn figured out that focusing solely on supply won’t solve the housing crisis. Why can’t politicians?
❌ Upwards of 5% of the rental stock in key areas of Toronto’s downtown are off the market and listed instead on Airbnb
📈 Zillow Research estimated the rent bump from Amazon HQ2 in 17 cities. Toronto, Chicago, and Indianapolis would fare best; Denver and Nashville would be most impacted.
😮 HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants public housing tenants to pay an extra 5% of their income toward housing
🗳 Billionaire Koch brothers are funding opposition to Nashville’s transit referendum
Bixi's big adventure
BIXI Bike From Montreal Mysteriously Ends Up In Morocco BIXI Bike From Montreal Mysteriously Ends Up In Morocco
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