In this map, we look at the relationships between population, sprawl, and mass transit in the world’s major cities.
• Hong Kong, Mexico City, Seoul and Tokyo have shorter metro systems but lots of riders.
• Chengdu, Chongqing, London, and Nanjing have extensive metro systems, but fewer riders.
• Delhi, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai, and Sao Paulo have dense populations that don’t use rapid transit as much.
• Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Moscow, and New York have more metro ridership than their populations would suggest.
• Cities in the U.S. are all characterized by urban sprawl. Only New York ranks for transit.
Map: Jordan Engel. As always, the Decolonial Atlas’ original media can be reused under the Decolonial Media License 0.1.