A detail of a bus sign in southeast Beijing, and a danchengpiao (单程票: single journey ticket) for the subway. With its increasing sprawl and traffic, Beijing reminds me so much of my hometown, Los Angeles, except for one key issue: public transportation. Beijing’s public transportation, soon to boast the largest subway network in the world, […]
Interesting feature of metro.net, Los Angeles’s Metro web site. When you calculate your route, it shows you your total cash fare, but it also shows your comparative driving cost. How does this encourage/discourage usage? How does this frame the metro as a driving alternative vs. as a standard means of transportation?