Our top five pictures in the art of public transport: the city behind the art

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In all branches of our sector, we are constantly evolving and designing the mobility of the future through an art that truly moves you: the art of public transport.

This is our theme for our next Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, from 9-12 June 2019. In anticipation of this defining public transport event, we have spent the past few months sharing our unique artistic perspective as mobility artists with you through our new Instagram account, @uitpofficial.

Every week, we have been sharing pictures that capture the art of public transport all over the world. If you’ve been following along, you now know that the art of public transport is truly everywhere.

As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to take a look back at our top five fan favourites so far, and share some fun facts about the city behind each work of art.

5. "Foot Mountain City"—taken in Karaj, Iran

Karaj is a beautiful Iranian city surrounded by mountains. It lies in the suburbs of Tehran, the county’s capital city. The province of Tehran houses more than 18% of the county’s population, giving you an idea of how busy this region can be!

Karaj is easily accessible using the metro system. The metro will most efficiently get you around the city itself, but also provides comfortable and easy access outside of the city, all the way to Tehran.

4. "Road to Horizon"—taken in Cadzand, the Netherlands

Cadzand is a beach town in the southern province of Zeeland in the Netherlands. A popular vacation spot with over 10km of sandy beaches, Cadzand is known to have one of the cleanest beaches in the Netherlands. In fact, in 2005, 2006 and 2008, the beach actually won an award for this title.

Cadzand, just like many other towns and cities in the Netherlands, is very easy to get around in by bike. In the Netherlands, 27% of all transport trips are taken by bicycle, and they have some of the safest bike lanes in the world.

3. "Great Scott! A bike ride through the history of Edinburgh"—taken in Edinburgh, UK

Talk about your green cities: Edinburgh has 112 parks and more trees per head of population than any other city in the UK! Very impressive!

Edinburgh is a small but beautiful medieval city, making it ideal to travel around on foot. However, the buses are also a highly efficient way of getting around: they run 24 hours a day and with frequent service.

2. "When the bus rings!"—taken in Moscow, Russia

When we talk about the challenges of urbanisation, we definitely talk about Moscow! Moscow is the largest Eurasian city covering an area of 2,511km squared with a population of over 12 million people.

The city is renowned for its wealthy inhabitants, but also its beautiful underground metro stations. The metro is not just an easy way to move around the city, but one of the most popular cultural spots and tourist attractions! You can even have a guided tour through the metros.

And our number one fan favourite artwork is…


1. "Waterail"—taken in Lyon, France

You may just come here for the food, but we’re also here for the beautiful views! Lyon is France’s second-largest city with 1.7 million people in the metropolitan area. The city also counts more than 120,000 students coming every year.

Lyon’s public transport network is efficient and multimodal, consisting of four metro lines, five tram lines, two funicular railways, and over 100 bus routes.

Thank you to all of our creative mobility artists for sharing these pictures, and thank you to all of you for your likes and support!

This artistic movement is still going strong and it’s not too late to join us! Stay tuned to our Instagram account if you’ve been following already, or tune in to watch the art of public transport unfold with us.

Register now for the Early-Bird Rate, and join us in Stockholm 9-12 June 2019 for this leading public transport event!

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