Transit: Validating your fare at the new Green Line stations
To board a train at the new Green Line stations in Somerville and Medford, the MBTA requires riders to either (1) have a validation slip or (2) tap-after-you-board. This is because of the platform design on the northern branches to Union Square and Tufts University: when you board, the farebox is on the “wrong”, opposite…
Red Line Shortcuts
Originally posted on The Design Ocean : These maps below are for my fellow Cambridge-Somerville residents who use the Red Line every day to travel south. It tells you exactly which train door to go through in order to reach the exit you’re looking for at your destination. Please let me know if something isn’t correct.…
Video: “Mapping the Dollars and Sense of Land Use Patterns” from Geodesign Summit 2015
I saw this video from the Geodesign Summit 2015 in Redlands, CA a bit more than a month ago and I still think it’s perhaps the best data visualization of why we need to rethink greenfield development patterns. Joe Minicozzi seems like a very good public speaker that has the data-sense to build the case…
Sierra Club Transport Policy Summed-Up In One Photo
Originally posted on Systemic Failure: They blocked the bike lane to get their photo of the new BMW electric car. One single photo that sums up the Sierra Club approach to transport policy.
Why are we waiting? Protest for longer green times
Originally posted on BICYCLE DUTCH: A little over a week ago, there was a protest for longer green times of the cycling traffic lights in Utrecht. The local chapter of the Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) and the organisation Kracht van Utrecht (Power of Utrecht*) offered people waiting for the lights to turn green a sweet roll…
Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? Well, He Just Did.
Originally posted on I'm Too Stupid to Travel: Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning. He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence. Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him. In fact, legend has…