One of my LinkedIn connections, Mark Radley Hafen Ph.D., posted this a few days ago and I was fascinated by the interactive functionality. Maybe we can do something like this here soon. It would certainly be useful and engage people in thinking about transit in a much more literal way – not abstract and clearly seen.
The kitchen table-size model of the neighborhood was built by high school students in the Boston area. This could be a great project for students here as well.
“MIT researchers unveiled something earlier this month that will please toddlers and serious urban planners alike. It’s a model of Dudley Square—a neighborhood in the greater Boston area—about the size of a kitchen table. The roads, sidewalks, bus stations, and buildings are all made out of Lego blocks. Wee Lego figures represent pedestrians. Laid over it all is a computer-generated projection of the actual neighborhood, filling in the details of current green space and traffic in Dudley Square.”