Created by Michael Tyznik

Transit Art

Columbus expat Michael Tyznik, now a graphic designer in New York City, got people talking recently when he offered his vision for what transportation could look like in his hometown, as shown here. He used both existing freight lines and new rights-of-way to create an intricate light-rail system that fluctuates between express train routes and local streetcars and trams throughout the city. Davies said Tyznik’s map is one model that people can point to and say, “Hey look, this is what I want to see in my community. How can we make this happen?” It’s just an idea, but everything has to start somewhere.