Maps >> How does the Greater Toronto commute?

The Star Blogs >> Map(s) of the Week: How we commute As a follow up to yesterday’s post.  This is also old news, but the map is quite an interesting tale of how the Greater Toronto Area moves around.  There is a distinct centre in Toronto’s metropolitan core.  The least motorized travel occurs in Toronto Centre and Trinity-Spadina.  The downtown area is served with not … Continue reading Maps >> How does the Greater Toronto commute?

TheStar.com | GTA | Transit City full speed ahead

TheStar.com | GTA | Transit City full speed ahead. This piece is a week or two old now, but nice to see Toronto is moving ahead on some new transit ventures.  Transit City is an ambitious plan by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to criss-cross the city with light rail corridors.  Part of the plan has been completed already.  The St. Clair streetcar was converted … Continue reading TheStar.com | GTA | Transit City full speed ahead

A first hand experience of the new Beijing Metro

The Atlantic – December 10, 2008 James Fallows is a writer living and working in Beijing.  He shares his experience of living and working in Beijing in the age of a 2-line Beijing Subway and the current 5-line Beijing Subway. When I visited Beijing for about a week, I stayed out on a university campus near the Third Ring Road.  It was hard to get … Continue reading A first hand experience of the new Beijing Metro

Transit Manners Tokyo-style

In ultra-polite Japan, there are people who do, believe or not, break the rules.  So there is a cute campaign by Tokyo Metro to show people how not to behave.  The folks who contribute to TransitFan at re:place magazine have a new article on some of these new subway ads that tell people what the boundaries. I think one of the more interesting ones is … Continue reading Transit Manners Tokyo-style