“A ticket, officer?! But we’re hurtling through the void!”
Adapted from asofterworld.com
The average New York City supermarket is 15,000 square feet. The average train car is 750 square feet. This gif shows how many trains it would take to equal the square footage of a superrmarket.
I have made an animation of the volume of daily long-haul truck traffic on the national highway system. The data is from the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute’s report on Regionalizing the Food System.