March 26, 2003 


Channel Tunnel Rail Link

London: The last stage in bringing the Eurostar to it's full potential will be bringing it to Kings Cross/St. Pancras station instead of it's current terminus at Waterloo. Apparently, this will shave at least 40 minutes of the London-Paris Journey,... [read on...]

Posted at 11:24 AM | Please feel free to comment (2)
Category:
Transit

 March 21, 2003 


Spider Maps

London: The original London bus map [pdf] is almost impossible to navigate because rather than showing lines for routes, you have to find little numbers on the map in much the same way as finding hidden words in a scramble... [read on...]

Posted at 03:24 PM
Category:
Geography/Maps , Transit

 March 10, 2003 


Crossrail

London: Crossrail is a massive project that will dig two deep rail tunnels under London. One will run east to west, the other will run on a diagonal from SW to NE. As it now stands, crossing London takes about... [read on...]

Posted at 07:46 PM
Category:
Transit

 March 04, 2003 


Utilizing Space Under Freeways

Paris: There is a huge perimeter freeway encircling Paris, and a huge Expo Center at Porte de Versailles right next to it. The designers of one of the halls didn't see the freeway as an obstacle, but rather built a... [read on...]

Posted at 04:44 PM | Please feel free to comment (2)
Category:
Architecture , Design , Urban Planning