Map Ideas


My next map project. Via Transit Maps. This map, called a time-scale map, shows the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) commuter rail network in Boston. This graphically simple map shows distance according to time and the lines are weighted according to frequency. A fare table is provided in the legend, thus the map [...]

Technical Difficulties

My apologies for those of you looking to check out my site after the nice mention from Streetsblog on Twitter. I’ve been running the site for not quite a year on the WordPress platform and was looking for a new Twitter widget to post my latest tweets on the website. Last night I uploaded the [...]

Personnel Changes

Natalie Claire, born 7/9/12.

Transport Nexus is an urban planning and policy blog based on the nexus of transportation and land use, but as you know, we cover urban issues throughout the planning and policy world from the Olympic Games to parking capacity. My own experience in the field informs this blog. And that [...]

Illinois Tourism in Wisconsin

Looking northeast on Lake Wisconsin. Source: Lakeside Bar & Grill

I realize I am out of chronological order when I tell you that I traveled to Wisconsin over Memorial Day weekend after just writing a previous post upon return from Florida. Well, it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want.

Rather than talk [...]


It has been a while since my last post and there has been a lot going on. I’ll be brief but I expect to be writing on the following topics in the next couple of weeks.


You may be wondering what kind of connection beer has to transportation and land use. I’ve been wondering [...]


Welcome to my professional blog, Transport Nexus. Before I explain what I am going to write about on this blog it is helpful if I unpack this name a bit. “Transport” describes public transportation and is particular to Europe and the English-speaking countries outside of North America. I chose “Transport” rather than “public transportation” or [...]