Infographic: The Benefits of Public Transport

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Our friends at Transform Kansas City have been very busy since we hosted a #citytalk tweetchat together earlier this year. Today, October 4th, is the opening of their new exhibition on the benefits of public transport for Kansas City, and to mark that event they’ve put together this infographic, with some pretty compelling data. For instance, the average amount of money saved each year by an American who uses public transport is $9,162, and Kansas City could prevent 20,000 deaths a year with investment and increased use of public transport.

The full infographic is below (click to view in full-size), and here’s all the information you need about their exhibition:

TransformKC announces the opening of its month-long exhibition this Friday, October 4th at 4pm in Union Station’s East Hall. The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public until Friday, October 25, 2013. The TransformKC exhibition is the culmination of a six-month International Call for Ideas, which collected projects from around the world that illustrate the transformative power of rail-based transportation on the built environment.

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Top image via tylerthompson1984