We all have heard the stories about Cincinnati’s abandoned subway, but how exactly did it happen? What was the original plan and how did it change over time? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: INFOGRAPHIC: The Abandonment of Cincinnati’s 1914 Subway and Rapid Transit Loop
What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?. I met Jonathan Geeting in Salt Lake City during the Congress for the New Urbanism annual conference. We were roommates during which we both participated in a training session led by Streetsblog, for which UrbanCincy is a long-time partner, and studied the city’s transportation while […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?
John traveled to Europe earlier this year to check out transit systems in various cities, and generally explore what each city had to offer in terms of urbantiy. Take a look at some of his photos of transit in Europe. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Riding the Rails in Europe
Data from the FTA’s National Transit Database shows that Ohio is one of the worst states in America for investing in public transportation, yet it is one of the most densely populated. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: CHART: The Best and Worst States in America for Transit Funding
Cincinnati officials are optimistic that a newly formed non-profit can raise the money needed to launch a 200-bike, 20-station bike share system this summer in conjunction with B-Cycle. All they need is 1.2 million bucks. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Aims to Open Initial Phase of Bike Share System This Summer
Cincinnati Business Courier reporter Chris Wetterich wrote an eye opening article that outlines the hypocrisy of the likes of Chris Smitherman, John Cranley, Charlie Winburn, Amy Murray, and most of those against the Streetcar. The MLK interchang… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Evidence of the Delusional Disdain Or Just Rank Hypocrisy?
We partnered with the Niehoff Studio to bring young people the last City Council candidates debate prior to the election. The forum focused on issues such as immigration, urban design, land use, sustainability and transportation policy. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Council Candidates Talk Urbanism at Forum
Brent Spence Bridge on the outside looking in as Tappan Zee Bridge replacement gets $1.6B DOT loan. Originally built during the Korean War, the Tappan Zee Bridge is in need of replacement. The structure is old and requires a number of upgrades – much like Cincinnati’s Brent Spence Bridge. The State of New York was [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Brent Spence Bridge on the outside looking in as Tappan Zee Bridge replacement gets $1.6B DOT loan
Rail transit advocates came from across the Midwest to see Cincinnati’s streetcar construction. View our gallery to see how much construction has progressed this month. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: All Aboard Ohio Visits Cincinnati to View Streetcar Construction Progress
With the election less than a week away now is the time to learn more about the council candidates running in this year’s election and their positions on urbanist issues. We have partnered again with the UC’s Niehoff Urban Design Studio to host the Urbanist Candidates Forum tomorrow as a venue for people to learn more about the candidates running for office. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: UrbanCincy Partners With Niehoff Studio to Host Urbanist Candidates Forum
Over the last fiscal year Amtrak once again broke its own records for total passengers and revenue. The passenger rail agency now recovers roughly 85% of its operating costs from user fees. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ridership, Revenue Continue to Grow for Resurgent Amtrak
Jeff Speck’s most recent book, Walkable City, focuses on a wide array of topics about what designers and policy makers are doing wrong, and how to fix those mistakes and create better cities for people. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: REVIEW: ‘Walkable City’ Offers Clear Guidance on How to Improve Cities
When Indianapolis elected Republican Mayor Greg Ballard in 2007 the city had virtually no on-street bike lanes. Due in large part to Mayor Ballard’s leadership, the city now has more than 70 miles of on-street bike lanes, and is on its way to 200 by 2015. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What’s for Cincinnati to Learn From the Indianapolis Cultural Trail?
The Hamilton County Court of Appeals has struck down a lower court’s ruling and in turn upheld the city’s parking lease ordinance and the right for City Council to enact emergency ordinances. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Parking Lease Deal to Move Forward Following Appeals Court Ruling
A new study shows that the support for spending tax dollars on public transportation is growing among Americans. The findings come as transit ridership continues to grow throughout Ohio and the U.S., but as Ohio continues to cut its financial support for public transportation. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Support for Public Transit Grows, While Funding Sources Remain Limited
This has to be a no-brainer. If the Enquirer’s information is correct then the State of Ohio will fund the MLK I-71 Interchange project no matter if the City of Cincinnati contributes to the project or not. Here’s what the article says: “State transportation director Jerry Wray told The Enquirer last month the state is moving forward with the project regardless of whether the city comes up with funding. ODOT officials have told local leaders that the state is searching for alternative funding in case the city doesn’t come through.” This should reset all of the discussions on the City (Read more...)
Kick off National Bike Month the right way by joining UrbanCincy on what has become a popular annual center city bike ride. This year’s Bikes+Brews route will start and end at Findlay Market, and will make five stops along the way. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Start Off National Bike Month With 2013 Bikes+Brews Ride
A month seemingly cannot go by in Cincinnati without the city’s streetcar project making front page news. Where exactly does the project stand, and how did we get here? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Special Streetcar Meeting Called by Roxanne Qualls in Light of Funding Issues
NYC’s newly opened bike share system experiencing record membership sales. New York City opened its much-anticipated CitiBike system earlier this week, and business is off to a record start. Within the first 24 hours alone, more than 4,000 people signed up for memberships. Cincinnati issued a request for proposals in October 2012 for what city [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: NYC’s newly opened bike share system experiencing record membership sales
Metro plans to roll out a series of operational improvements and enhanced service along congested corridors throughout the course of 2013, and the new transit centers in Westwood and Uptown play a major role. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Metro Seeking Public Feedback on Proposed City-Wide Bus Enhancements