Posts Tagged ‘mass transit’

New Subway Map

January 27, 2010

New Subway Map

At last, a truly comprehensive subway map that puts everything in perspective. It was created by Harvard’s Samuel Arbesman, who also blogs.

More about the map here.  You can download a copy.

 

h/t: Daily Telegraph.

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DC Car Free Day 22 September 2009

September 21, 2009

DC Car Free Day 22 September 2009

Break the car habit for one day.

Celebrate World Car Free Day on September 22nd. Commute on foot or by bike, bus or Metrorail. You can even go “Car-Lite” in a car pool.

Last year 5,445 residents of the Washington Metropolitan Area pledged to be car free for the day to improve air quality, save money, and reduce their carbon footprints. Take this year’s Car Free Pledge here. 

Car Free Celebrations are scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd in DC (7th & F Streets NW, 11am – 3pm) and elsewhere.

 Learn more about Car Free Day Metro DC here.

Go Car Free on September 22, 2009

 

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Metro Motivates Commuter Courtesy

May 27, 2009

Metro Motivates Commuter Courtesy

Observing that mass transit manners have become all too rare, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has launched a 21st century ettiquette initiative, using Second Life commuter clones on YouTube:

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Affordable Healthcare and Food Policy

February 28, 2009

Affordable Healthcare and Food Policy

It is a truth universally acknowledged that food policy and healthcare are closely interrelated.

Currently, as a medical economy measure, we ourselves are treating swelling and bruising associated with a dislocated shoulder by using bags of frozen vegetables as cold compresses. We hope to maximize medical benefits by using the veggies in a pot of chicken soup (taken by mouth, twice daily) but have yet to find a recipe easily cooked while using  just one arm.

Health consumer note: Safeway has two-pound bags of peas and corn kernels on sale, two for $4.

While good food clearly contributes to good health, the relationship between health and mass transit is more problematic. We dislocated that shoulder after slipping on those damn tiles in a DC Metrorail station.

 

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