Train travel comfort, c.1957-58
Matteo Cibic asks: we pay to park a car, why not pay to park a tree? His tree trolley, intended to occupy street parking spaces, is instant, multi-function urban greening. The portable unit would also serve as a street light, bench, wi-fi hot spot, and more. See full article at Treehugger.
1. Sunset Triangle Plaza, ink and colored pencil on paper in Sketchbook No. 62, 20 July 2012, about 11″x17″
2. Art imitates life at the Sunset Triangle Park
Bike Box: a covered bike rack/bike corral concept using a retrofitted shipping container.
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Illustration by Corinna Loo
Clever way to show how bureaucracy makes so complex to change streets. Just change the names for the agencies and public departments in your own context!
A regular Joe might think it’s easy to change something on the very streets they walk on, but they would be mistaken. Before anything happens, a proposal and a plan has to go through multiple layers of bureaucracy, as graduate planning student Huma Husain’s visual clearly shows above. (via Carren Jao: Notes)
Civic Center Station Under Construction (Los Angeles)
Artist’s rendering, 1984
The stages, left to right: utility re-routing; drilling piles; installation of soldier piles; beams, bracing, and decking in place; excavation in process; begin concrete work.
The station opened in 1993 and is currently served by the red and purple lines.