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Here are our best articles on maps and transport

This week, to celebrate our first anniversary, we’re re-promoting some of our favourites of the 1,200 articles we’ve published in our first year online.

Today, it’s all about maps and transport. 

 

Maps and mapping

 

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Comparing Europe’s giants

CityMetric staff

Screw it, here’s a map of Paris superimposed on London.

 

One man’s mission to put New York’s secret subway back on the map

Jonn Elledge

The city’s standard subway map does its best to play down the existence of New York’s second rapid transit network. And it’s entirely silent on the existence of the state of New Jersey.

 

Rising in the west

Jonn Elledge

This map shows how Europe’s population changed and shifted in the first decade of the 21st century.

 

From Legible London to Cleveland, Ohio

Jonn Elledge

How maps can make sense of strange cities.

 

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Here’s why London gets so much of Britain’s transport funding

Jonn Elledge

The politics of major projects, explained through Game of Thrones.

 

LA story

Drew Reed

How streetcars are still shaping the city’s development 50 years after closing.

 


Why do so many public transport networks use grid systems?

Jarrett Walker

Now and then you’ll even hear one muttering about “grid integrity” or “completing the grid”. What are they talking about?

 

The most, and least, wheelchair accessible cities: a quadriplegic’s guide

Peter Apps

“If I’ve learned one thing in the nine years since I broke my neck, it’s that the world is not particularly well designed for disabled people.”

 

Why do three buses always come along at once?

Jonn Elledge

The old joke that you wait ages for one bus, then three come along at once, is bordering on cliché. But it’s also, as it turns out, true – not just because of bad planning, but also because of maths.
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