Posts tagged transit

Visualizing NYC’s fatal traffic accidents, many of which are of pedestrians hit by cars, via WNYC’s datanews:

Here’s our tracker of fatal traffic crashes in New York City in 2014, and our story on how we got the data. 
If you have additional information about any crash listed, or know of a crash we’re missing, please email us transponation@gmail.com.

Visualizing NYC’s fatal traffic accidents, many of which are of pedestrians hit by cars, via WNYC’s datanews:

Here’s our tracker of fatal traffic crashes in New York City in 2014, and our story on how we got the data

If you have additional information about any crash listed, or know of a crash we’re missing, please email us transponation@gmail.com.

GIF illustrating what public transportation, in the is case streetcars, do to take cars off the street, and how that improves transportation capacity in our cities.

GIF illustrating what public transportation, in the is case streetcars, do to take cars off the street, and how that improves transportation capacity in our cities.

Mapping Silicon Valley’s Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes
Bonus map: Foursquare checkins from shuttle bus stops

Mapping Silicon Valley’s Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes

Bonus map: Foursquare checkins from shuttle bus stops

Mapping the Subways of North America
via ohhleary:

XKCD, transit, and geography nerdery, all in one? This makes my day.

Mapping the Subways of North America

via ohhleary:

XKCD, transit, and geography nerdery, all in one? This makes my day.

Uncovering the First, Fascinating Rulebook for Subway Sign Design

via theatlantic:

The 180-page binder, the key to the system’s iconic design choices, outlines a meticulous vision of signage intended not merely to look good — though it does — but to simplify navigation of the subterranean labyrinth. In its attention to passenger behavior, the manual goes above and beyond what most of us would term graphic design.

“The subway rider should be given only information at the point of decision,” proclaimed the designers. “Never before. Never after.”

Read more. [Images: NYCTA]

In Which The Washington Post Helps You Date
via futurejournalismproject:

So The Washington Post created Love Train to help you identify places along the DC Metro to go on a date (click-through the image above to explore). They clarify:

The Metro served as our inspiration for this guide to D.C. dating, because that’s how many dates begin and end — at the stops between daters’ offices or homes. We eliminated the stops that were mostly waystations for commuters or that had nothing romantic within walking distance to recommend. 

It’s not the only love tool they’ve come up with. There’s also Date Lab, which finds you a date and pays for your night out.
FJP: Journalism as a public service. 

In Which The Washington Post Helps You Date

via futurejournalismproject:

So The Washington Post created Love Train to help you identify places along the DC Metro to go on a date (click-through the image above to explore). They clarify:

The Metro served as our inspiration for this guide to D.C. dating, because that’s how many dates begin and end — at the stops between daters’ offices or homes. We eliminated the stops that were mostly waystations for commuters or that had nothing romantic within walking distance to recommend. 

It’s not the only love tool they’ve come up with. There’s also Date Lab, which finds you a date and pays for your night out.

FJP: Journalism as a public service. 

Another waste of energy (in every sense of the word)
h/t ohhleary:

smartercities:


Public Transportation … for Your Car? | Atlantic Cities
Anwar Farooq has patented an eyebrow-raising invention. A train-ferry for car commuters. This kind of system would certainly eliminate traffic congestion in our highways. This rapid commute system would enable long-distance car commuters to hop aboard a train instead – while still bringing their personal vehicles with them.


You know what would also eliminate traffic congestion? Trains that don’t waste massive amounts of energy carrying cars.

Another waste of energy (in every sense of the word)

h/t ohhleary:

smartercities:

Public Transportation … for Your Car? | Atlantic Cities

Anwar Farooq has patented an eyebrow-raising invention. A train-ferry for car commuters. This kind of system would certainly eliminate traffic congestion in our highways. This rapid commute system would enable long-distance car commuters to hop aboard a train instead – while still bringing their personal vehicles with them.

You know what would also eliminate traffic congestion? Trains that don’t waste massive amounts of energy carrying cars.

Visualizing one day of activity for New York’s transit system (by STLTransit)

Inevitably, if you change the way people think about cars, you change the urban form that is built around it. That’s possibly another reason that living in urban centers in smaller spaces is growing in popularity; The smart phone’s ability to find out what is happening around you makes the city work better for you, and makes the low density suburb even less attractive.

Your Office Is In Your Pants: How The Smart Phone Is Changing The Way We Live And Work : TreeHugger (via anxiaostudio)

btw, have you heard of foursquare?  This is our wheelhouse.  We’re inventing this future.  Oh, and we’re hiring.

(via dpstyles)