Recently in public transit Category
i just found this link on frostyplace.com... wheel lights that spell out messages! is that cool or what?
One of the settings displays your current speed...
OK, I did some searching, and here's a Japanese site:
And a U.S. seller calls them "Hokey Spokes":
If you ride BART and have a mac, you should install this:
It's very pretty, and is actually a model of interface design.
They were replacing the BART System Maps today (they're changing the lines that go to SFO vs. Millbrae), so I retrieved one from the recycling bin at Embarcadero Station. It's huge and laminated and magnetic, and hanging on our freezer downstairs. It's awesome.
so I finally figured out why my EasyCard (for metro, bus, etc.) beeps angrily at me every time I use it. apparently, it does that when your remaining balance is less than 100.