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Published on August 30th, 2014 | by Cynthia Shahan

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5 Largest Public Transit Systems In US (Infographic)

August 30th, 2014 by  


“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:

MPA@UNC Blog


 

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:

Infographic: Benefits of Going Green at Work

Renewable Natural Gas: Turning Waste into Energy

Explosive US Solar Power Jobs & Growth

How Residential Solar Can Save Money

Tesla Gigafactory Infographic

The Benefits of Public Transport

Public Transport Makes Dollars & Sense


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About the Author

Cynthia Shahan started writing by doing research as a social cultural and sometimes medical anthropology thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education. Eventually becoming an organic farmer, licensed AP, anthropologist, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)



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