Transportation is changing, it’s a part of health, and building and operating transit systems are among the most far reaching human endeavors. I was fascinated (and still am) behind the story of Washington, DC’s metro, which you can read here – as much about technology as society. And, by the way, a nice debunking of the myth that the then-affluent Georgetown rejected a metro station in their neighborhood.
The photo was taken at the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station, in Ward 7, a place that demonstrates that even with metro access, #CarFreeDC is still challenging when everyone doesn’t have what they need:
By the way, to get to this metro station on the day I took this photograph, I strategically did not take metro, opting for the DC streetcar, a bus, and a walk, to stimulate learning, which readily happened. Washington, DC continues to provide more learning per square millimeter than any other place I have been.
Metrorail is no longer the second-busiest rapid transit system in the country – D.C. Policy Center