From the archive of the Weekly Filet: Some of the best on Cities

Oslo closing in on Vision Zero

Smart Cities Dive

A remarkable feat: Oslo, a city of one million inhabitants, has recorded zero pedestrian or cyclist deaths in 2019. It is a major milestone in achieving their proclaimed goal of having zero deaths and serious injuries on their roads. How are they doing it?

From Weekly Filet #284, in March 2020.

The dystopia that wasn’t

Helsingin Sanomat

I don’t speak a word of Finnish, but the beauty of visual journalism is that if it’s done well, it works even without words. In this case: What a hellish car-centered nightmare Helsinki might have become had plans from the 1960 been realised. Helsingin Sanomat has dug up those old plans and visualised them in stunning manner (that first animation: 🤯). Check out the original first (and let Google Translate be your friend afterwards – some of the visual elements don’t work in the translated version)

From Weekly Filet #282, in January 2020.

Mini Metro Maps

Transit Oriented

A thing of beauty from graphic designer Peter Dovak: 220 metro and light rail systems from around the world, shrunken and simplified. Reminds me of Mini Metro, a game I’m currently in a love-hate relationship with.

From Weekly Filet #222, in January 2017.
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