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Map Porn: Density Maps Overlaid With Transit Lines

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Metro has four fascinating maps in the appendices of its Regional Connector's draft environmental impact documents and posted them on their blog. "I posted them because they're kind of interesting and it's a chance to see both population and job density around some of Metro's current and future transit lines in the years 2005 and 2035," wrote Steve Hymon.

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Hymon also said that the more density, the better public transit generally performs, and that lines can also spur development that creates density. The maps show current lines and proposed or under-constructions ones like the Westside Subway and Gold Line extensions.