October 29, 2009
You’ve been there before – you wait for a bus, streetcar or train, and you wait wait wait. Then all of a sudden 3 buses/streetcars/trains show up right after the other. Turns out our paranoia and frustration is getting rectified with Mexican professors and transport modellers.
Read the New Scientist article here.
[image via spacing]
September 1, 2009
Plans for “Transit City”, by 2040. Click for the beautiful coverage.
April 24, 2009
All of my planning/transport geekfriends have been looking forward to this announcement today – to see who would win the insanely large $1.22 billion streetcar contract with the City of Toronto. Between German Siemens and Canadian Bombardier, the city made the (hopefully correct) protectionist decision. The design doesn’t totally wow me, but they’re still nice. Closer and closer to Back to the Future hovercars. Yarrr. Cause everyone wants a LO. RIDE. UHHH. duh nuh duh nuh.
Globe and Mail article here.
February 20, 2009
Check out a neat map of subway use and traffic of major cities around the US/world. Blue shadowpeople represent the number of citizens in millions (top x axis), subway cars represent cumulative length of all subway lines (bottom x axis). Info on each system is on the right. Click to enlarge. Too easy. Via digg.
November 3, 2008
In my travels today, I came across a site that’s great for eastern Canadian urbanites. Spacingmontreal.ca and Spacingtoronto.ca. A great site for boheme wannabe neo-yuppies like myself that are interested in the fun minutia of city activities – architecture and design, public transit, food and drink, city parks, and much more miscellany. It even had a feature on Montreal’s wastewater treatment plant. Automatically receives 100 M82 points.
This website is not only a daily blog but also a legitimate magazine. Definitely comes from an architectural and urban planning perspective, but I meet a lot of people that take interest in these details. Regardless I think it’s important for people to be aware of their environments whether it be the built environment or the natural environment. Awareness always goes a long way.