Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Steve Vance photo of the integrated passenger railroad network within North Rhine Westphalia state in Germany

When I was in NRW a few years ago, I never came across such a map, which is very cool. It looks like he saw it at the Dusseldorf main railroad station. I don't recall seeing such a map in Essen.

Looking at it more closely, it's a map of the intra-state railroad services, both long distance and "local," the metropolitan area suburban commuter railroad services called the S-Bahn. As he points out, the map doesn't include the intra-metropolitan area scaled transit services.

I imagine Deutsche Bahn has comparable maps for other states across Germany.

In my typology of the transit network ("Reprint (with editing): The Meta-Regional Transit Network," 2009), I'd call this a depiction of the regional transit network, at the full scale of a state.

An amazing map of the interconnected subregions of the regions of North-Rhine Westphalia

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