Amenities and Residential Development. What Goes Missing When Planning?

A question often asked   A question often asked in the real world as well as Cities Skylines: How to upscale your residential area – that is how to trigger intensification or how to get a new residential area started. This is a crossover post with my Talking Southern Auckland blog on amenities and residential areas. Amenities or rather facilities, services, conveniences, comforts  and creature … Continue reading Amenities and Residential Development. What Goes Missing When Planning?

All Aboard! Taking Layton City Metro Line 2. #CitiesSkylines

Taking a trip around the flag City   Layton City is still my only City that used heavy rail as part of the commuter transit system. All my other cities either use a combination of subway and elevated light rail, trams and/or busses with heavy rail relegated to inter-city movements.   Consequently there are four heavy rail lines that run either around or through Layton … Continue reading All Aboard! Taking Layton City Metro Line 2. #CitiesSkylines

Layton City is Back #CitiesSkylines

Flagship City has returned   The release of the Mass Transit DLC caused a few hiccups for my establish Cities in Cities Skylines. While I got San Solarian City fixed up quickly my flagship Layton City was more troublesome.   The problem was two-fold: Old subway stations needed replacing An array issue meant the game stalled Replacing the subway stations (and for that matter having … Continue reading Layton City is Back #CitiesSkylines

#CitiesSkylines Traffic Routes Map Management. Help?

Managing that flow   So you have built this wonderful large city but you wonder why your traffic is a bit shit in places. 72% traffic flow is not bad but not flash either given it sits in the ‘condition yellow’ segment. This means rather than a City-wide failure in your traffic (Auckland) there are more likely to be localised pinch-points causing a mess in … Continue reading #CitiesSkylines Traffic Routes Map Management. Help?

#CitiesSkylines Transit Maps

San Solaria uncovered   If you have the Transport Line Manager Mod you are able to produce Metro-type transit maps of your City. At the moment it only covers Metro, heavy rail, tram and ferries but it looks pretty good for a product only in Alpha-testing.   I got a transit map set up for San Solarian City and this is what it looks like: … Continue reading #CitiesSkylines Transit Maps

Another Day on Bus Line 17 #CitiesSkylines

Commentary from a driver on Bus Line 17 and how the City evolves   We get back in touch with the driver of the Bus Line 17 to see his photo essay of one of busiest lines in San Solaria. Since our last meeting there has been quite a bit of development in San Solaria including Wood Hills. The Wood Hills development and subsequent ferry … Continue reading Another Day on Bus Line 17 #CitiesSkylines