World Transit Systems

August 10, 2007 at 11:45 pm (Planning)

Here is an interesting website that shows the world’s major heavy rail transit systems on the same scale.  Notably, systems in American cities such as LA, Chicago, and San Francisco have really good geographic coverage, compared to cities like Tokyo, Paris and Stockholm.  It makes us look good.  But I would love to see this overlaid with population and employment density; it would probably show that despite that, potential riders and destinations are far less dense, therefore negating the efficacy of those systems.  Love that sprawl!

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