One Man Wants to Improve the NYC Subway in 100 Ways

The New York City subway system is one of the busiest and most extensive metros in the world, shuffling over 5 million people around on a weekday. The subway system has been open since 1904 and with over 800 miles of track, it’s bound to have some problems.

Aside from the ever increasing cost to ride, safety, performance and cleanliness have always been concerns at the top of the list for riders and the Metro Transit Authority. Randy Gregory wants to improve the subway in 100 different ways.

The designer aimed to come up with 100 solutions for improving New York City’s public transportation in 100 days. While obviously not all his ideas (or probably even most) will come to fruiation, some of them definitely need to happen. Take note, MTA boardmembers…


Bikes on the subway are cumbersome and get in the way of people trying to get on and off. Bike racks could offer a solution to this problem.


Knowing which cars are more crowded than others would help alleviate car congestion and make everyone’s ride a little more pleasant.


“The subway is a dirty place. Hand sanitizer machines, placed throughout the station could help improve the cleanliness, and help promote better health during cold & flu season. Position them near the attendants to reduce the risk of vandalism.”


“Generally, the lighting at outdoor stations leaves much to be desire. And in bad weather, it’s easy to lose your footing. The installation of lights in the stairs would provide some piece of mind, and also improve the overall ambiance of those stations.”


“The installation of solar panels on outdoor stations can help power the grid of the subway, and as an extra source of income, the MTA could sell earned energy back to the city.”

Via LaughingSquid

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