“Let’s Take a Ride” is a visual measurement of what occurs in a great choreographic movement every day on the five largest public transit systems in the US. In particular, these public transit systems are in: Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, and San Francisco.
It is an impressive infographic, with numbers such as 400 million: the numbers of soot, carbon monoxide, hydro-carbons, and other toxic substances and particulates not released into the environment thanks to NYC’s transit system. It also nicely lays out the history of each city’s public transportation system. Thanks to the UNC School of Government (MPA@UNC) for the infographic. Have a look:
The statement that 2,580 “obsolete subway cars” from the NYC transit system were “buried” in the ocean and thus transformed into artificial reef habitats for marine life was another fun fact.
There is no shortage of infographics out there, and we’ve covered our share of cleantech-related infographics. From a previous mass transit infographic and story, “The Connection Between Mass Transit and Health (Infographic),” here are a few more transit stats worth sharing:
- 30% of transit users get 30 minutes or more of physical activity each day.
- People on public transport walk an average of 19 minutes daily to get to and from stops.
- The risk of obesity increases 6 percent every additional hour spent in a car.
Check out a couple more infographics here: