Over a time period spanning centuries, Boston has built a transit system which hundreds of thousands of people use each day. Yet inequalities persist in the geography of who has access to a reliable, affordable, and well-connected transportation network. Historic patterns of investment and disinvestment in communities and transit infrastructure suggest how getting around town means many different things depending on where you live.
Shows rapid transit lines, commuter rail, free buses, number of workers commuting by public transit in each census block, percentage of workers commuting by public transit in each census block, median household income by census tract, and average number of weekday gated entries at rapid transit stations in fiscal year 2019.
Exhibited: "Getting around town: four centuries of mapping Boston in transit," Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2023-2024.