- these subway maps are not at a proper geographical scale
- all cities’ metropolitan areas are at least double that of toronto
- those other subway systems are decades older than torontos
- the cities as well are hundreds of years older than toronto
- the maps completely disregard that toronto has the longest streetcar network in the world
- shut up
Also, more than 3/4 of Toronto’s land area is suburban/semi-suburban, whereas all three other cities shown here maintain high urban densities throughout (because they are older). The fact that we even have subway lines running through our post-war sprawl is impressive (and only really possible because they’re denser than usual with thousands of apartment towers bundled up and scattered throughout the landscape). This isn’t to say better transit isn’t required, because we desperately do need better transit, but different forms of transit (LRT) are better suited to meet these needs.
Thursday July 19th