TN readers: here's your summer assignment: while you're vacationing this summer, take a picture of what you think is a good representation of a transportation mode, wherever you happen to be.
We're interested in seeing what strikes you about transportation and transit in other places. Are the street signs clear? How's the boat traffic? Are the taxis wheelchair-friendly?
A high-speed rail ticket from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The 120-mile trip (about halfway from NY to DC) costs $13 and takes about an hour. (Photo: Richard Yeh)
Bikes in Amsterdam (photo by Steven Ehrlich)
Can you easily get a stroller onto a bus? Are there two-way protected bike lanes? And yes, for those of you remaining chez vous this summer, submissions from your staycation are allowed.
Bike Lane in the Colombian Amazon
Email your pictures to transponation@ gmail.com by midnight on Labor Day (Monday, September 5) with a brief description of your photo, including your name and where and when the picture was taken.
We'll be posting highlights from your submissions. The winning photo will be announced after Labor Day and the photographer will receive a WNYC Chico sling bag.
Hong Kong Traffic (Photo: Steven Ehrlich)
And have a happy TranspoVacation!