Q&A with Rachel Haot, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer

Becoming the Smartest Lake on the Planet
The collaboration partners expect that this world-class scientific and technology facility at Lake George will create a new model for predictive preservation and remediation of critical natural systems on Lake George, in New York, and ultimately around the world.
Read more here: http://ibm.co/110N2pa

Becoming the Smartest Lake on the Planet

The collaboration partners expect that this world-class scientific and technology facility at Lake George will create a new model for predictive preservation and remediation of critical natural systems on Lake George, in New York, and ultimately around the world.

Read more here: http://ibm.co/110N2pa

Citi Bike Share Program Launches With 6,000 Bikes Across New York City | HuffPost
The privately financed program – called Citi Bike, after lead sponsor Citigroup Inc. – kicked off with 6,000 bikes at more than 300 stations. Plans call for expanding it to 10,000 bikes docked at 600 places in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Riders now can unlock the three-gear, cruising-style bikes from any station, take them for 45-minute rides and return them to any rack.

Citi Bike Share Program Launches With 6,000 Bikes Across New York City | HuffPost

The privately financed program – called Citi Bike, after lead sponsor Citigroup Inc. – kicked off with 6,000 bikes at more than 300 stations. Plans call for expanding it to 10,000 bikes docked at 600 places in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Riders now can unlock the three-gear, cruising-style bikes from any station, take them for 45-minute rides and return them to any rack.

SXSW: Don’t Fight City Hall—Hack It | Time
At SXSW: Rachel Hoat, the wunderkind chief digital officer of New York, talked about the way that Gotham has begun to use digital tools to streamline governance and make City Hall quicker and more responsive. Abhi Nemani, the director of strategy at Code for America—a civic-minded startup that lives up to its nickname as the Peace Corps for Geeks—discussed how nimble techies can help even the smallest cities innovate. And Erika Diamond of Recyclebank—a now mature green startup that rewards people for taking green actions, including recycling—addressed the way the private sector can work hand in hand with digitally savvy city governments.
Read more: http://science.time.com/2013/03/12/south-by-southwest-dont-fight-city-hall-hack-it/#ixzz2NP8XWj7v

SXSW: Don’t Fight City Hall—Hack It | Time

At SXSW: Rachel Hoat, the wunderkind chief digital officer of New York, talked about the way that Gotham has begun to use digital tools to streamline governance and make City Hall quicker and more responsive. Abhi Nemani, the director of strategy at Code for America—a civic-minded startup that lives up to its nickname as the Peace Corps for Geeks—discussed how nimble techies can help even the smallest cities innovate. And Erika Diamond of Recyclebank—a now mature green startup that rewards people for taking green actions, including recycling—addressed the way the private sector can work hand in hand with digitally savvy city governments.

Read more: http://science.time.com/2013/03/12/south-by-southwest-dont-fight-city-hall-hack-it/#ixzz2NP8XWj7v

World’s Most Energy-Efficient Subway Systems | EarthTechling
London Underground
New York City Transit
Singapore Mass Rapid Transit
Warsaw Metro
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority
Read why these are the most efficient transit systems. 

World’s Most Energy-Efficient Subway Systems | EarthTechling

London Underground

New York City Transit

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit

Warsaw Metro

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority

Read why these are the most efficient transit systems. 

Green Lane Project in New York: City to City Solutions

The Green Lane Project is a partnership of six U.S. cities working to implement next-generation protected bike lanes on city streets. 

The Green Lane Project cities are: San Francisco, Memphis, Chicago, Portland, Austin, and Washington, D.C.

Video Maps Of The World’s Bike Lanes Let You Preview Your Ride | FastCo.Exist
Another cycling innovation is making its way from the Netherlands to this side of the Atlantic. Cyclodeo is a bike-focused mapping website that pairs videos of bike lanes with Google maps.
The screen grab above shows the view for the small city of Eindhoven in southern Netherlands. A smattering of bike path still photos are strewn about the map of the city. Click on one of the tiles to see what it is like—from the perspective of a cyclist—to ride in a number of the city’s calm, well-paved bike paths.

Video Maps Of The World’s Bike Lanes Let You Preview Your Ride | FastCo.Exist

Another cycling innovation is making its way from the Netherlands to this side of the Atlantic. Cyclodeo is a bike-focused mapping website that pairs videos of bike lanes with Google maps.

The screen grab above shows the view for the small city of Eindhoven in southern Netherlands. A smattering of bike path still photos are strewn about the map of the city. Click on one of the tiles to see what it is like—from the perspective of a cyclist—to ride in a number of the city’s calm, well-paved bike paths.

You Don’t Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle | The Atlantic Cities 
"Nice story, but completely alienating to 98 percent of people who might want to ride to work."
That was the tweet from photographer Dmitry Gudkov about this weekend’s New York Times story on a group of long-distance bike commuters who ride as much as 40 miles each way, year-round, from the city’s upscale suburbs to the office towers of Manhattan. 

You Don’t Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle | The Atlantic Cities 

"Nice story, but completely alienating to 98 percent of people who might want to ride to work."

That was the tweet from photographer Dmitry Gudkov about this weekend’s New York Times story on a group of long-distance bike commuters who ride as much as 40 miles each way, year-round, from the city’s upscale suburbs to the office towers of Manhattan.