If you live in a city lucky enough to have one, your relationship with the train is probably complicated. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of mass public transport is unparalleled, but that doesn’t mean that the experience itself is going to be pleasant — to put it kindly.
In an effort to encourage the powers that be to implement some sure-to-be-lauded changes, designer Randy Gregory is posting a different idea for improving New York City’s subway every day for the next 100 days. And he’s definitely making an effort to leave no insufficient stone unturned. In a mission statement on his Tumblr, he explains:
For the next 100 Days, I will propose various improvements to the New York City Subway, which in 2012 had 1.6 billion riders, and should be seen as the best subway in the country, if not the world. I’ll be exploring various ideas, from UX, Environmental, Co-Branding, Audio/Visual, and more, including potential interviews with MTA employees, all in an attempt to create discussion.
Sure, we’ll probably never see some (or even most) of these ideas implemented in any of our lifetimes, but Gregory is helping to spark a discussion worth having. A few of our favourite concepts follow, but be sure to check out the rest of his work on Tumblr — after all, there are still 40 days left to go.