transportation

12/22/11 Gil's LotD: Transit maps

http://transitmaps.tumblr.com/ Real and fake public transportation maps from all around the world.

11/22/11 Gil's LotD: Traffic simulation

http://sumo.sourceforge.net/ SUMO simulates traffic patterns over large road networks. It has a GUI and can pull in maps from OpenStreetMap.

11/18/11 Gil's LotD: Mental maps

http://www.looksgood.de/log/2011/10/mapmap-vauxhall-mashup-mental-maps-and-openstreetmap/ This software allows users to draw a mental map of an area and squish the real map to their drawing. There's no demo available but there is code on GitHub.

10/7/11 Gil's LotD: Subway drills

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/nyregion/deep-below-park-avenue-a-200-ton-drill-at-rest.html A massive drill bit used to create NYC subway tunnels will be left underground and encased in concrete.

7/24/11 Gil's LotD: Braess's paradox

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braess%27s_paradox It turns out that adding road capacity can sometimes cause worse travel times.

7/15/11 Gil's LotD: Taxis

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/nyregion/12taxi.html?_r=1&em Turns out 5:00 is a bad time to find taxis in New York for some interesting reasons.

7/14/11 Gil's LotD: Subway maps

http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/ Watch the location of London Underground trains in real time!

5/25/11 Gil's LotD: Infrastructurist

http://www.infrastructurist.com/ Infrastructurist is an excellent blog covering news stories about America's transportation systems.

5/1/11 Gil's LotD: Urban transportation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gate_Tower_Building The Gate Tower Building has a highway ramp built through it. Wikipedia also has a list of structures built on top of highways.

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