Tag Archives: public transit

Really Useful Metro Mapping

If you are a regular reader of TBTP, you are well aware of my obsession with public transit maps. This one is actually amusing and useful. The folks at the Thrillist Washington D.C. website have augmented the city’s already excellent … Continue reading

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Singapore Does It Better

The government of Singapore has launched an initiative to provide residents with the world’s best transit stops. Located in the Jurong District of the city-state, the first example of these super stops features both book racks for print reading materials … Continue reading

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Mini Metros

Washington, D.C.-based graphic designer Peter Dovak has created a beautifully simplified series of transit maps for 220 metro and light rail systems from around the world. They might not help you get where you need to go, but they sure … Continue reading

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Dude It’s Rude

Inappropriate public transit passenger behavior is a problem in cities around the world. Over the years, TBTP has featured clever public relations campaigns from transportation agencies in Chicago, Tokyo, London, and Paris highlighting basic rider courtesy. Now, the New York … Continue reading

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Travel The World Underground

The New York City-based collective ArtCodeData has created a marvelous mash-up map covering 214 international metro/subway systems. The fanciful map represents 791 real lines, 11,924 stations, 214 urban centers, on 5 continents all connected in a single map. The project … Continue reading

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In transit

You don’t need to be a complete public transit or map fan to geek out on the new TRAVIC website created by students at the University of Freiburg in Germany—but it helps. TRAVIC, which is short for Transit Visualization Client, … Continue reading

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Ye Old Transit Map

Londoners think that I’m mad, but I’m a big fan of the London Tube system and an even bigger fan of Tube maps. I get a kick out of the clever boots who create their own versions of the iconic … Continue reading

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Gone Underground

Photographer François Sola has created a very cool series of minimally animated gifs based on the concept of the cinegraph, where a detailis given repetitive motion. “Metrologif” captures tiny moments on the Lyon, France Metro.

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