Can you “Guess The City” with nothing more than bus stops and train stations?
image via "Guess The City" screen capture (Portland, OR)
I can still remember the city bus route that took me home every day after high school (good ol’ B-84) and, if hard pressed, could probably rattle off at least 60% of the stops it made along the way. Public transportation is unique in its ability to bring people together while easily letting them explore the contours of their shared metropolis. There’s something about public transit that sticks with you, and helps define your very understanding of what makes a community tick. Spend enough time on mass transit and it becomes impossible to separate your time on the rails or roads from your sense of the city as a whole.