November 25: Ride-sharing and paratransit | Delivery vehicles and street design | #blackfridayparking

Can the kinds of analytics advances gleaned from e-hailing apps like Uber be used to improve transit service? A new start-up called Bridj, run by ex-Chicago and Washington, DC transportation head Gabe Klein, is betting a “larger-format vehicle that’s smaller than a traditional bus” can demand-aggregate service at a cheaper price than individual cabs.

Encouraging smaller cargo vans and delivery vehicles could unlock safer street designs, by allowing us to design intersections for smaller turning radii. 

Patrick Kerkstra makes the case that Anthony Williams is the frontrunner in the 2015 Mayoral race. But his path to victory still greatly depends on what Darrell Clarke decides to do.

GroJLart looks at the history of Gimbel’s department store, now the famed Disney Hole.

Help Strong Towns document America’s oversupply of surface parking this Black Friday, using the #blackfridayparking hashtag to flag unused asphalt.

Analyst Jon Orcutt talks to Streetsblog about which American bike share systems are living up to their potential, and which are falling short.

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