23 Aug '11, 8pm

These maps of #Paris are redrawn to show travel time and carbon footprint for getting from A to B:

These maps of #Paris are redrawn to show travel time and carbon footprint for getting from A to B:

I've traveled through Paris via bicycle, public transportation and even the occasional car. So when I saw Xiaoji Chen's original maps of the city, I didn't see them as distorted- they made perfect sense. Chen's maps redraw Paris based not on physical distance between points, but on the travel time between them for each mode of transport. In victories for the green travelers, getting through the city's dense center was quickest on bicycle, followed by the metro system. Chen didn't stop there: she then factored in the carbon footprint necessary to get from A to B.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/mit-student-remap...

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