This blog is 10 years old! Please help celebrate by perusing the new Basics page! There, you’ll find links to all the articles I’ve done that are likely to be most useful to people thinking about transit all over the world. (If you think I’ve missed one, let me know!)
The blog was started by a frustrated American transit planner living in Australia. Its first two years gestated the book Human Transit (introduction here) which in turn helped create our firm, Jarrett Walker & Associates, which provides transit planning and policy advice.
We’re 13 people now, with offices on both coasts of the US. We’re proud of our recent track record of network redesigns. Ridership is up as a result of plans we (or I) worked on in Houston, Auckland (NZ), Columbus and Richmond. Our redesign for San Jose and Silicon Valley (VTA) goes live soon. We’re currently doing similar work in Dublin (Ireland), Kansas City, Miami, Cleveland, and (just starting!) Dallas. We’re also proud of our record in many smaller cities, from Anchorage to West Palm Beach. And we’ve had some more distant adventures, including advising on the massive Magistral redesign of buses in central Moscow and a sojourn analyzing the network in chilly but friendly Reykjavik.
Some data for fun: This is the 1225th post and the blog has gathered about 20,000 non-spam comments, many of which have started great conversations and generally made me smarter. The top countries by readership over the last 3 years are, not surprisingly:
But the top countries by readership per capita (readership divided by population) are
- New Zealand
… all places I’ve worked! Not all of this is honest curiosity, of course. A few people have been looking for things to attack me for. But that’s fine. No such thing as bad publicity.
You may have noticed the rate of new articles slowing down, and especially this year. I will certainly never return to the rate of posting of the early days, when all of my surplus energy went into the blog, but I’ll keep writing useful things as long as enough people keep reading them.
How to keep up?
- You can subscribe using FeedBurner. (In the bar under the banner above, it’s the symbol to the left of the “search” (magnifying glass) symbol.) If you’ll click that you’ll see an option to get every post emailed to you.
- Follow me on Twitter, @humantransit! There you’ll find every post announced there, and you’ll also get a lot of other commentary.
I can’t say how grateful I am for all of the feedback over the last 10 years. I look forward to continuing the conversation.