Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s lineup: • London waterways Tube-style map, with sounds (SoundSurvey) • Overhead footbridges of London (Londonist) • Land Registry reveals London secret tunnels (Who Owns England) • Successful cities are clamping down on private cars & promoting bikes (TreeHugger) • World’s first tri-national tram system (CityLab) • Boston T’s Xmas Data Quiz even tougher than LR’s (MBTA) • Bus lane trial by ...
As anyone looking to properly understand London’s transport needs and network knows, context, background and best-practice are important. As readers might imagine, behind the scenes here at LR Towers we thus spend a lot of time sharing links and reading around the subjects we cover here. We also occasionally share links containing good information about transport topics that we know we just don’t have time to cover. We also all, as authors, occasionally write elsewhere on this or ...
Over two millenia ago, at the furthest downstream location that a bridge could be built across the River Thames, London was born. In many ways the river is the very reason for London’s existence. The city grew around that first London Bridge and in return the Thames served as London’s highway for centuries, critical to the city – and indeed Britain’s – prosperity. In its heyday in the 19th century, the area now known as Canary Wharf was the busiest port in the world. Indeed, ...
If New York and London are twinned as cities, then it is only a small leap to think of the London Underground and the New York Subway as sister networks. They may differ in many ways, but they are both ultimately large Underground networks of historic standing, and over the years there have been many exchanges of both staff and knowledge between TfL and New York’s MTA. With this relationship in mind, the damage that the recent “frankenstorm” inflicted on the New York Subway system will ...
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