It has become a trend in many major Metropolitan cities to make riders aware of proper subway etiquette. Below are several Subway Etiquette advertisement posters to inform from New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and Tokyo. The first two ads were part of an etiquette campaign in the early 1900s by the New York Board of Transportation.
These ads focus mainly on ‘manspeading’ and keeping your belongings to yourself. It is interesting to compare how each city addressed this campaign. Philadelphia and Chicago took a more aggressive and straight to the point approach. Philadelphia titled it’s ads “Dude It’s Rude”.
Chicago was quite frank with their messages towards riders who speak loudly or play loud music while on the train.
Boston and Tokyo went a comical route. Boston incorporated parrots into their advertisement. Tokyo created an extreme situation of a passenger taking up too much space on the train.
New York City and San Francisco stayed conservative with their messages.
We’re looking forward to seeing which ads turn out to be most effective!
We’re proud to announce the publication of Sarah Kaufman’s essay, “Citi Bike Y Pantaloncillos” (Citi Bike and Pantaloons) in the new book La Vuelta al Mundo en 80 Bicicletas (Around the World in 80 Bicycles). The essay describes gender disparities in Citi Bike usage and how they relate to the women’s liberation movement of the 1890s.
Please join the NYU Rudin Center and the Van Alen Institute on June 11 for an evening of discussion:
How will the streetscape look and function in 20, 50, and 100 years?
The urban streetscape is facing increasing demands for space from a variety of users – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, a spike in deliveries to homes and offices, food trucks, mobile commercial spaces, and more – without recalibrating the permitting or design. Join us for a series of presentations that ask urban planners, designers, architects, and others: What is the street of the future? We’ll review new visions for pleasant, productive streetscapes that balance the needs of transportation infrastructure, commercial activity, and residents young and old.
Sarah Kaufman, Digital Manager, and Anthony Townsend, Senior Research Scientist, will present at the event on behalf of the Rudin Center, along with esteemed professionals from throughout the transportation and tech fields.
“In the coming decades, a familiar overhead sight—this one fully a product of the automobile age—may disappear. The disappearance of the familiar green, yellow, and red circles above our heads will mark a profound transformation in the way we move through cities.”
Sarah illustrates how cities are transitioning away from traffic lights in a new piece from Satellite Magazine. Read more and explore some of the questions involving this trend.
Next City talks to two of our researchers, Anthony Townsend and Sarah Kaufman, about patterns in big data and challenges cities face in using it. And they ask, would you share your private data for the good of city planning planning? Well, would you?
“As the data accumulates, these traffic schemas acquire a third dimension: They show a city changing not just from day to night, but from year to year.
They show a city changing not just from day to night, but from year to year. Using cellphone data, for example, “you can really see the story of how a metropolitan area has evolved, over the last decade,” says Anthony Townsend, the author of Smart Cities.
Many of these ideas are hypothetical, for the moment, because so-called “granular” data is so hard to come by…Corporate entities, like Uber’s pending data offering to Boston, don’t always meet researchers’ standards. “It’s going to be a lot of superficial data, and it’s not clear how usable it’ll be at this point,” explains Sarah Kaufman.”