Category Archives: Public Transport

Weekend Links To Love

Travel On A Sunbeam with Tillie Walden’s online sci-fi comic. Get your Surrealist Starter Kit right here. Who doesn’t need some more Gorey ? Transit maps should work for residents and tourists alike. Check out this amazing but unofficial re-imagined map for … Continue reading

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My Kind of Library

Lochal is a new public library and city forum in Tilburg, Netherlands. The building offers space for the public library, co-work spaces, conference rooms, spaces for arts education and a large city hall for public events, exhibitions and debates. Lochal is … Continue reading

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Travel Further Than You Think

Those of you who stop by TBTP on a regular basis know that I have a soft spot for travel posters. So, of course I love these brilliant and colorful railway ads for SNCF. Illustrators Wenyi Geng and Olivier Bonhomme … Continue reading

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Free Books For Travelers

Hub City Books and the Hub City Writers Project in Sparatanburg, S.C., have launched Free Books for Travelers, a new community outreach project. Travelers passing through the Sparta Passenger Center are encouraged to take a free book along for the … Continue reading

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The Highest and the Shortest

Unless you are a skier or a public transit geek, it’s not likely that you have ever heard of, or visited, the Austrian village of Serfaus. The lovely little town with a population of around 1,200 is renowned for its … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast by Train and Plane

These days it takes about 5 hours to travel coast to coast across North America, but in 1929 the fastest route took at least 48 hours. This very cool map was given to passengers who traveled on Transcontinental Air Transport … Continue reading

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Fun With Maps

Those of you who regularly visit TBTP know how fond I am of maps—both real and fictional. New York City-based artist Jake Berman does deep dives into archives and library collections to discover historic plans and engineering documents from municipal … Continue reading

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Pack Light For Existential Journeys

If you have ever undertaken an overnight train trip, this freaky stop motion animated film may bring back some memories. The short animated film Madame Tutli-Putli was directed by Canadians Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczebowski.

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Thank You & Have A Pleasant Trip

New York City-based filmmaker Nicolas Heller and illustrator Naomi Otsu have created this wonderful series of public transit etiquette TSAs. The pair have been distributing their DIY pamphlet throughout the NYC subway system and have even received the unofficial seal … Continue reading

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NYC: Underground Arts

All to often we see horror stories in the media about the terrible state of the New York City subway system. As someone who has traveled the MTA all of my life, I have to admit that it can be … Continue reading

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