Reader thisisbossi created a fantasy Metro map with a LOT of lines:



He writes,

Yes, this is an absolute pipedream… hence the [title “DC 2100”]. While I laid these out to be at least somewhat technically feasible, everything shown would still require immense amounts of funding, right-of-way, and political will.


That’s true, though this map also brings to mind another heavy rail system that does exist:


Paris has more lines than even thisisbossi’s map, and in a smaller space, too. It’s just that there, the political will exists to build some of the best transit in the world in a nation’s capital city, while here, at least a significant part of one major political party would spend absolutely nothing on transit or the capital city.

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Dupont Circle.