Paris could become the latest city to ban e-scooters, It Just Got Easier to Get to New York City from JFK Airport, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is coming to Singapore this March and more in top stories of the day.
Paris could become the latest city to ban e-scooters
Paris has announced it will have a public referendum to decide whether the scooters should be allowed on the French capital’s streets. The vote will take place on April 2. The reasons cited for the probable ban are issues with safety and parking. In Paris, there are only three e-scooter providers and they’re subject to strict speed limits and parking restrictions.
Paris isn’t the only city looking to limit e-scooters. In the UK e-scooters are technically illegal in all public places. Other cities have imposed tighter restrictions on the scooters, from low speed limits to enforcing helmet-wearing.
It Just Got Easier to Get to New York City from JFK Airport
There’s a new way to get to New York City from John F. Kennedy International airport thanks to a long-awaited train station now open in the middle of Manhattan.
The Grand Central Madison station, which opened on Wednesday, will offer a new hub for both commuters and travelers via the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). Travelers coming from JFK can connect to the JFK AirTrain, as usual but after arriving in Jamaica, Queens, visitors can now transfer to a train heading to Grand Central Terminal on Manhattan’s East Side, in addition to Penn Station. Trains will run in the new station between 6:15 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays and between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekends. Trains will run every 30 minutes in both directions except during peak periods when they will run once per hour.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is coming to Singapore this March
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is slated to show at Resorts World Sentosa this March. The exhibition promises to be an eye-popping extravaganza. The main draw is undoubtedly a 360-degree, two-storey immersive projection of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings, including The Starry Night and Wheatfield with Crows. These aren’t static projections too – expect flying birds and swaying blooms, accompanied by atmospheric sound.
There’s a virtual reality experience too. Don a VR headset and journey into the mind of the artist, where you’ll learn about the inspiration behind eight of Van Gogh’s artworks, including Bedroom at Arles and Starry Night Over the Rhone. For more information, visit vangoghexpo.com/singapore.
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