5 Sites for Buying Local Food Online, NYC Uses Tech to Solve Traffic Problems, and More Transit Tidbits

NYC makes Mashable‘s list of 4 cities using tech to solve traffic problems. Also from Mashable5 Sites to Help You Shop For Local Food Online. In transportation headlines: Cool Graph of East Side Select Bus Service Impact. Also: Bike Facilities = Good for Businesses.

4 Cities Using Tech to Alleviate TrafficThe Global Innovation Series is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles – it delivers smart mobility services. Visit bmw-i.com or follow @BMWi on Twitter. There are one billion cars on the road, and that number could reach 2.5 billion by 2020.













5 Sites for Shopping Local Food OnlineAbout 97% of consumers used online media to shop local in 2010, according to a study by BIA/Kelsey and ConStat. Now, that wasn’t all food shopping of course, but the statistics show that giving money to local businesses is more of a priority than ever.














Streetsblog New York City » Graphed: How East Side Select Bus Service Cut Trip Times and Gained Ridersby Noah Kazis on November 15, 2011 Yesterday, we reported on the impressive gains in speed and ridership along the First and Second Avenue Select Bus Service route. Since then, NYC DOT and the MTA released their official progress report on the project. It's full of graphics that show the boost for bus riders even more clearly.














Streetsblog.net » More Evidence That Bike Facilities Are Good for Local BusinessesIt's a shame businesses so often line up against better bike infrastructure. Believing that business depends on customers who drive, local store owners have opposed bike improvements in Philadelphia, Memphis and many other cities. But research shows that bike facilities and local businesses are, in fact, complementary.