'Next Exit for Transportation's Future' is Generally Banal

The latest planning exhibition at the Center for Architecture has a "certain 1970s openness, a live-and-let-live philosophy, a crunchy impression enhanced by the bicycles hanging in the Center’s double-height display window," says Alexandra Lange.
July 30, 2010, 6am PDT | George Haugh
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Bicycles and buses turn out to be the principal theme. Alexandra Lange finds a "disconcerting sameness" among the strategies.

"Dedicated bus lanes and bike lanes turn up in almost every example, along with linear parks and landscaped boulevards, street-level retail, highways sunken and disappeared. But can BRT really always be the answer?"

She finds the reasoning behind many of the proposals confused and often "there's no sense that they are more than paper architecture."

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Published on Friday, July 23, 2010 in The Architect's Newspaper
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