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100 Ways to Improve the NYC Subway, on Tumblr


06.07.13 Andy Cush

Designer Randy Gregory is undertaking a massive task: fixing everything that’s wrong with the New York City subway system in just 100 days-on Tumblr, of course. Gregory’s blog aims to propose one hypothetical improvement to the trains a day, and has been doing so since April 13 of this year. That makes today day 55, for anyone counting.

The ideas range from quotidian, like calls to exercise posted in stations, to utopian, like these awesome USB chargers, which would siphon energy from the train’s brakes, hybrid car-style.

All of Gregory’s proposals are put together with a theoretically unlimited budget in mind, but still, he says he’d like to eventually get them in front of someone at the MTA. I’m holding out for soundproof paneling in train cars.

(Photo: Adam Fagen/Flickr)