#CitiesSkylines New Expansion Out Next Month: PARKS – Lots and Lots of PARKS

No not car parks   Paradox and Colossal Order have announced a new DLC coming out for their vaunted hit – Cities Skylines   From Paradox via STEAM: We’re thrilled to announce Parklife, our next expansion for Cities: Skylines! 19 APRIL – THELETTERZ We’re pleased to announce that Cities: Skylines will be getting a playful new expansion, Parklife. Parklife is a lively new add-on for the … Continue reading #CitiesSkylines New Expansion Out Next Month: PARKS – Lots and Lots of PARKS

Monorail! #CitiesSkylines

Let’s try Monorail We are all familiar The Simpsons and Monorail:   There is even an essay on Monorails and Urban Geography: MONORAIL: A KEY URBAN LESSON FROM THE SIMPSONS. So last night I decided for the first time in Cities Skylines to build a monorail line from the City Centre to Thorton Park halfway across the map. At the moment the line only has … Continue reading Monorail! #CitiesSkylines

San Solaria Going Green Continues #CitiesSkylines

New Green policy continues I speak Green in Twitter I follow Green on #CitiesSkylines.  As shown in San Solaria Leads the Way in Low Carbon Future San Solaria gets 95% of its power from green sources while 1/3 of the Districts are ‘Green’ Districts  and several more following E-cars for residents.   The last week I have been developing up Solarian Ranges after completing the last of … Continue reading San Solaria Going Green Continues #CitiesSkylines

San Solaria Leads the Way in Low Carbon Future

95% of power from clean sources – sodding incinerators hold up the rest   Emissions free power or close to it. I talk about and advocate for it but do I lead by example within #CitiesSkylines?   This graph is from San Solaria City on where its electricity comes from: If you wanted it in pure numbers: Hydro from two dams: 400MW Wave from two … Continue reading San Solaria Leads the Way in Low Carbon Future

Trans City vs Local District Transit. #CitiesSkylines Lessons for Auckland

Final Part of the Series (Part 6) in Lessons for Auckland   In my ALL ABOARD. Light Rail Moving You Around. Lessons for Auckland post I had mentioned the two types of tram systems I run: Four new tram lines were built with two connecting to the wider city and two travelling within the area forming a City Link type circuit. The photos below are of City … Continue reading Trans City vs Local District Transit. #CitiesSkylines Lessons for Auckland

ALL ABOARD. Light Rail Moving You Around. Lessons for Auckland

Part Four – Moving Through the New Urban Form In Lessons for Auckland Ctd – Proof is in the Pudding: From Motorway to a Place People Love. #CitiesSkylines we see how the urban form established itself from what was a motorway to a new urban area mixed with residential and commerce. The question is how to move everyone around this new area and how do we connect … Continue reading ALL ABOARD. Light Rail Moving You Around. Lessons for Auckland