Chastidy Rimolo Reading upon both articles, Both Robert A.M. Stern and Kenneth Jackson have strong and persuasive points of views towards the East Midtown rezoning. Robert Stern, in this article, he gives this impression that he isn’t completely against the moment, but then again he is not completely for it. As an Architect himself, he seems to be for it, but then he questions everything about the on going project. East Midtown happens to be a very populated and dense area in Manhattan, Stern paints out how hard transportation can be in that neighborhood of the New York City. Not having access to much infrastructure as he used, with the new construction, how will people have transportation that isn’t already as difficult as it already is?
Cities do not have as much open space as the suburbs and the open space they do have is public space that must be shared with others. If you value having a yard and private green space, urban life is probably not for you. Suburban life, on the other hand, is very different from city life. Today, suburbs are giving cities a run for their money. More and more employers are locating to the suburbs, which means homeowners are not necessarily commuting to the city.
Dear City Councilmen, Cell phones have changed our world in so many ways; some positive and some negative. In my opinion cell phones have changed the world for the better in technical matters. Without cell phones our world would not be where it is now-a-days and as advanced as it needs to be without them. As far as being a distraction, they have become very dangerous as well. People say for people walking and on the phone is even dangerous, but let alone people on the phone and driving.
Until 1999, the most northerly section of Northumberland Street from Northumberland Road onwards was still open to traffic which led to the shops in this part of the street being much less popular than those farther south. (Wikipedia, accessed March 2013). People who use bicycles do not ride down the street as it is a pedestrian only zone. There are no physical barriers in place to stop them doing this, but signs are in place at various access points warning of the regulations. We could look at this and ask why are the barriers needed?
Most people ask the question “What about Using a Hands free Device?” Although it sounds like a good idea, because you are not using your hands to dial the phone or taking your eyes off the phone, it is just as dangerous as using your cell phone. A hands-free device is not easy to use; a driver who uses it could be even more distracted than by simply holding the phone. Cell phone conversations alone, without dialing or answering, change the way drivers see the world and make them more likely to miss traffic signs and other important information. Cell phone distraction causes 2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries in the United States every year, according to the journal's publisher, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. A psychology professor from the University of Utah said “If you put a 20-year-old driver behind the wheel with a cell phone, their reaction times are the same as a 70-year-old driver who is not using a cell phone.”
Boston, known as the “Walking City,” has a good public transportation system and many people do not own cars. The city also has insufficient and expensive parking, especially in the downtown area. With fifty colleges in fifty square miles, Boston has the highest concentration of students in the world. Key Resources There are two key resources that distinguish Zipcar from traditional car rentals: one is their wireless technology platform; the other is their parking location network, spread across the city at the most convenient spots for targeting customers. When a member makes a reservation for the closest available car, she rarely has more than a five-minute walk to a sparking spot.
Now the business community is understood to be more functionally diverse, and more economic diversity is sought. The "Big 3" no longer employ a large portion of the local population. They are making a very conscious and obvious effort to engineer the "legacy" of "generous motors" out of their business models. In times like these, it would not be biting the hand that feeds us to make a studied effort at deep "cutbacks" in our consumption of
New York, also known as the “place that never sleeps”, has to depend on various ways of transportation. While Connecticut does have trains, buses and taxis, these forms of mobility are not utilized as much in comparison to New York. The people in Connecticut prefer to drive their own car. The overcrowding in New York forces people to travel by subways and buses to avoid having to find parking and being stuck in hours of traffic. Unlike in Connecticut, taxis have to be called ahead of time.
Setting the gas price to a low price would cause a shortage. People will try to buy more of it and there will be more demand than there is supply. To try to keep control, producers would offer less amounts of gas that customers could buy and people will still be in a struggle to get their gas. So even though most people believe having a low price on gas would be a good thing, it wouldn’t be as beneficial as we think. Because of the way it is