Public transportation is relevant to our cities.
Despite all new technology, people still need to show up to each other, and to move around freely. Public transport is going to remain the most efficient way of helping them do so.
Given the challenges public transport industry faces all around the world, such as under-funding, under-appreciaction, lack of user-friendly approach, it is very important to think of transit more as a product that users will desire to buy, and buy into.
With this in mind, mapping is a powerful instrument of communication, not only between the transit operators and the users, but also within the transit planning process.
During the presentation, Ilya will give an overview of how public transport is designed and operated. He will address the resemblance in thinking process behind planning public transportation services and designing great transit maps.