The World’s 15 Most Complex Subway Maps”

As ranked by a research team of mathematicians and theoretical physicists.” Of course.

City Lab:

For its study, the group analyzed maps of the world’s 15 largest metro transit networks, as determined by total stations. They considered all the trips a traveler could make from Point A to Point B with two connections, then determined the fastest possible path for a given trip. That framework aligned with behavioral research showing that people can store up to four pieces of information in their working memory at one time—in this case, a trip’s origin, its destination, and two transfer stations.

Like we needed even more reasons to pore over cool maps.

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December 5, 2016 · city · subway · metro · el · public transit · maps · city lab

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