Transportaton Space

This is a pic, although a bit deceptive, about the space used for different modes of transportation. The cars and bikes are parked so if moving would take up more space. There is only one bus but again if moving they would take up more space when moving. The take away though is that buses can move lots and lots of people. In fact, except for a few central business districts, we have plenty of roadway to move people if every took their trip on a bus in almost all western cities. Combined with electric kick scooters, bicycles, and kick scooters where bus service is lacking a large impact on traffic congestion is possible. (found pictures from this blog)


About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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  1. samsajo

    Based on the pictures above, the pollution will be very high considering the use of cars while the use of buses will not be as much in terms of pollution because it has the capacity to carry many people at a time. As per the bike/scooters that are using electric, there will be no pollution which is an advantage but congestion will be high. .

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