While we wait for the weather to warm up again — and Environment Canada better not be joking about that — I thought I’d brighten things up with some fun links I’ve collected over the last little while.
- First, here’s the Cycle Facility of the Month from the Warrington Cycle Campaign in the UK, spotlighting hilariously awful bike facilities found worldwide. I especially like the February 2009 winner!
- Gordon Price recently put up a very cool Victorian bike map of Victoria, BC over at Price Tags, his blog.
- Somebody developed an augmented reality iPhone app to help you find the nearest tube station in London!
- Speaking of iPhone apps, check out Exit Strategy NYC, which shows you exactly where to stand on the subway to arrive closest to your exit. I’ve mentioned before that a paper version of this tool exists for Toronto’s subway. Anyone ever seen one for the SkyTrain?
- 10 creative uses for dead MetroCards (tickets for NYC’s subway). Has anyone ever done something similar with FareCards? This could be a good contest idea. (Sent by @pw3n — thanks!)
- Amazing high-quality photos of L.A.’s public transit history, courtesy of L.A. Metro’s incredible archives!
- And here’s some fantastic blogs that discuss public transportation issues worldwide: Human Transit and The Transport Politic. Also check out Infrastructurist and Streetsblog too!
If you have any good links to share, please drop me a line!