During weekdays the population of Manhattan grows to 3,940,000 people. This population consists of 1,460,000 local residents, 1,610,000 commuting workers, 374,000 local day-trip visitors, 70,000 commuting students, 404,000 out of town visitors, and 17,000 hospital patients. If we add the workers and students with the local day-trip visitors we find that 2,060,000 people need to enter and exit Manhattan around the same times each day. Currently the majority of these trips are provided by transit, with only 16% of people commuting by personal vehicle. So how would things be different if Manhattan was not served by transit and everybody drove instead? Continue reading
Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai, is the tallest building in the world. It reaches 830m high and has 310,000m2 (3,300,000 ft2) of floor area. So why have I superimposed it 4 times on the Vancouver skyline? To help illustrate the performance of our rapid transit systems.