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North American Subways
Author(s):
Bill Rankin
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2005
URL:
http://www.radicalcartography.net/?subways
Project Description:
This map, produced by Bill Rankin, illustrates all mass urban transit systems of North America in a single space, facilitating a quick overview and density comparison between subway systems of different cities.

At a glance, many metros seem to be comparable in scale, but what separates New York from Baltimore is density: station-to-station distance, line overlap, and linkages. Most systems are organized as a hub with spokes; the two notable exceptions are New York and Mexico City, both of which are more like nets.

The map doesn't include systems which serve a single hub station or where fare is calculated by distance.

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