Archive for the ‘ Transportation ’ Category

Conceptual Fly-through of the 11th Street Bridge

Using state of the art software, engineers at Autodesk created this visualization of where the future 11th Street Bridge Park will sit across the Anacostia River.

Based on that feedback, the talented engineers at the software company Autodesk created a visualization of the future 11th Street Bridge Park and even incorporated some of the community generated concepts. While the final design will look much different as we go through a nation-wide design competition (this rendering shows a simple flat span) this fly through video dramatically captures size, scale and location.

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Walkability & Hyperdensity: 14 Concepts for Future Cities

The city of the future addresses problems like overpopulation, pollution and sprawl by building high-density vertical neighborhoods that are interconnected at all levels so residents can move freely from one place to another on foot. These 14 city concepts, some of which are already under construction, emphasize walkability, sometimes going so far as to ban cars altogether.

via Walkability & Hyperdensity: 14 Concepts for Future Cities | Urbanist.

Bikes vs. Cars | ArchDaily

Think traffic is bad now? One billion cars are already on the road today and another billion is expected to join in the coming decade. Pollution and stressful commuting is at an all time high, empowering many politicians and bicycle activists to declare war on the multi-billion dollar car industry which has profoundly impacted city development worldwide.

via Bikes vs. Cars | ArchDaily.

11th Street Bridge Park Concept Sketches praised

11th Street Bridge Park Receives Matching Gift

Health Benefits of Biking to Work

Urban Data Challenge: Zürich | San Francisco | Geneva | Urban Prototyping

Buses, trams, bicycles, pedestrians, and cars zoom about modern cities like blood pulsing through the body. But with urban growth comes challenges—one of them is how to improve transportation. Luckily, advances in technology combined with active open data and open source movements mean the citizenry can increasingly become part of the solution. Unclog the arteries, stimulate circulation.

The Urban Data Challenge seeks to harvest the innovative and creative power of communities around the world to explore urban data sets through visualization.

Designers, programmers, data scientists, and artists alike are invited to take up the challenge: merge and compare mobility data sets from three cities—San Francisco, Geneva, and Zurich—and draw meaningful insights. Winning projects will showcase the power of open governmental data and facilitate the knowledge exchange between cities. Juried prizes include round-trip airfare to one of the participating cities and funding from Fusepool, the European / Swiss Datapool, for developing the project into an app.

via Urban Data Challenge: Zürich | San Francisco | Geneva | Urban Prototyping.