Image via SUNY Stonybrook Department of Geosciences (h/t: Ian Swain, Martin Prosperity Institute). This poster, courtesy of the city of Muenster, Germany, illustrates the different amounts of space taken up by different kinds of transit.
- Bicycle - 90 sq. m for 71 people to park their bikes.
- Car - 1000 sq. m for 72 people to park their care (avg. occupancy of 1.2 people per car).
- Bus - 30 sq m for the bus.
Richard Florida is a co-founder and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic. He is a university professor in the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, and a distinguished fellow at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.