Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Friday Eye Candy: An Infographic for Every Transit Mode

Fans of public transit rejoice. A new infographic explores the rolling stock of most of the major cities in the United States and Canada.
August 18, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

Benjamin Schneider shares news of the City Transit project, the work of public transit aficionado Peter Dovak.

The City Transit infographic offers a "meticulously detailed" illustration of every public transportation mode in 24 major North American cities, like Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal in Canada, and everything from San Diego to Salt Lake City and the Twin Cities in the United States.

The City Transit project builds on Dovak's earlier effort, published in April 2016, that provided a field guide to all of the Metrobuses in operation in the Washington, D.C. region.

Here, Schneider explains the appeal of Dovak's most recent, geographically broad project:

The most striking thing about the transit vehicle infographics is the sheer variety of vehicle types, including ferries, driverless airport connectors, and several quirky local transit technologies, like Portland’s Aerial Tram, New York City’s Roosevelt Island Tramway, and Los Angeles’ Angel’s Flight, the adorably short funicular featured in La La Land (which will to reopen to the public after Labor Day).

Full Story:
Published on Friday, August 11, 2017 in CityLab
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email