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What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.<p>The question of how far people will walk to reach a transit stop has a pretty significant impact on the shape of cities. American urban planners conventionally draw that line at about a half-mile. Some …

Why Can't Transportation Mega-Projects Be Both Beautiful and Practical?

In New York City's $4 billion PATH Hub, form overtakes function.<p>Nestled among the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan, at the crossroads of 42nd Street and Park Avenue, rests the 101-year-old Grand Central Terminal. Designed by the early-20th-Century architectural powerhouses of Reed and Stem and …

New Tube for London by Priestmangoode

About this time last year, Siemens unveiled their vision for the future of the London Underground: an innovative, lightweight and energy-efficient …

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The art of avoiding eye contact

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"Expose the banalities of the new urban landscape" George Georgiou

Planning For More Than Sports

Welcome to my inaugural post here on Planetizen. It’s mid-May and baseball season is in full swing. Last weekend I was able to watch my beloved San …

Sustainable Boat-Shaped Tahoe City Transit Centre Displaying Rustic Elements

WRNS Studio designed the brand new boat-shaped <b>Tahoe City Transit Centre</b>, to encourage a greater reliance on public transportation. The Lake Tahoe is …

Madrid is getting rid of car lanes and putting pedestrians first

You may have heard that people-oriented cities are better than car-oriented cities, and Madrid is buying into this idea in a big way. The Spanish …

The Transit App Guides You Through Public Transportation, Is Now Free

iPhone: Most of the popular maps apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps have public transportation functionality built in, but they're not always …

São Paulo Set to Unveil New Monorail Just in Time for the 2014 World Cup

São Paulo is currently testing trains for a brand new monorail system that is scheduled to open this March in time for the World Cup. The 17-mile …

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Write On METRO : The First Mass Transit Super Bowl

Official Map: Madrid Metro Tourist Map

<i>Official Map: Madrid Metro Tourist Map</i><p>A few people have requested this recently-introduced “simplified” Metro map from Spain’s capital, so here goes…<p>Introduced with much fanfare earlier this month, this new version of the Madrid Metro map is aimed solely at visiting tourists, showing where all the main zones and points of interest are in relation to the comprehensive subway system.<p>This kind of map is hardly unique — London has had a central city bus map showing points of interest for years now …

Unofficial Map: “Platform 2” Sydney Trains Map Stainless Steel Table by Savage Design

<i>Unofficial Map: “Platform 2” Sydney Trains Map Stainless Steel Table by Savage Design</i><p>Very shiny representation of the inner part of Sydney’s rail network. Design-wise, it doesn’t stray too far from the look of the official map (Sept. 2012, 3.5 stars), although I’m not quite sure why the route line that represents the peak-only East Hills services heading up through Sydenham suddenly turns northwards before it reaches Redfern. The labels for Circular Quay and St. James stations could also be …

Future Map: Greater Sydney Intercity Trains Network

<i>Future Map: Greater Sydney Intercity Trains Network</i><p>With the removal of intercity train routes from the new Sydney Trains map, the question is – where did they go?<p>The answer: onto a new map of their very own! Aesthetically, it’s very similar to the Sydney map, part of what I understand is a major effort to unify all transit services that Transport for NSW provides. The layout of the lines is very clear and easy to understand, and having separate maps makes a lot of sense to me: the people who …

Technical Review: New Sydney Trains Network Map

<i>Technical Review: New Sydney Trains Network Map</i><p>It seems that the draft Sydney Trains map that I posted about the other day is the real thing: printed timetables featuring it have been seen and scanned. So, I started looking at it again in order to write a proper review, when I started to notice a lot of little technical things that – as a designer – I found jarring and inconsistent.<p>I opened the PDF file in Adobe Illustrator and began to poke around. I thought it might be interesting – and …