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
Screw it, here’s a map of Paris superimposed on London.
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.
This map shows how Europe’s population changed and shifted in the first decade of the 21st century.
How maps can make sense of strange cities.
How we get about
We promise that this will make sense if you click the next link.
The politics of major projects, explained through Game of Thrones.
How streetcars are still shaping the city’s development 50 years after closing.
Now and then you’ll even hear one muttering about “grid integrity” or “completing the grid”. What are they talking about?
“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.”
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.This article is from the CityMetric archive: some formatting and images may not be present.