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Bicycle traffic signal and signs
Brussels, Belgium

Bicyclists have a separate traffic lane and separate traffic signals.

Researchable question: Why does Brussels have a bicycle lane?

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture?

Learn more with related content: Discover Brussels by bicycle 

Bicycle on Bridge over Canal
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycle and boats in the canal system
 

Researchable question: How are the transportation options in Amsterdam similar and different from where you live?

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture?

 

Learn more with related content: Canals of Amsterdam

Bilingual Street Signs

Seattle, Washington, USA

Street names in two languages in the International District of Seattle

Researchable question: How does design celebrate diversity?

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture? 

 

Learn more with related content: Street Signs: Identity of the International District

Street Sign

Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

City street sign shows symbols representing who can share the road

Researchable question: How can transportation be inclusive?

 

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture? 

 

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Tram, Bus Lane, and Bike Lane

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Trams have been in operation since 1875 in Amsterdam.

Researchable question: How do trams work?

 

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture?

Learn more with related content: Travelling by Tram in Amsterdam

No Ice Skating Sign

Brussels, Belgium 

This sign indicates no ice skating in the park

Researchable question: How can signs be universal in design?

 

Essential question: How do signs reflect local culture?

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Transportation Options

New Delhi, India

 

Congested traffic in New Delhi, India

Researchable question: What transportation options are available for the 21 million people that live in New Delhi.

 

Essential question: How do different types of transportation support a diverse population?

Learn more with related content: Getting Around - Lonely Planet

Subway

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Subways are a form of public transportation

Researchable question: What role does an effective subway system play in a city's infrastructure?

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture?

Learn more with related content: SEPTA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Caution Sign

San Antonio, Texas, USA

This sign warns pedestrians of vehicles exiting from a parking garage.

Researchable question: How can signs be designed to make them universal for non-native speakers?

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture?

Learn more with related content: The Difference Between Road Signs Around the World

School Bus
Wandoor, Kerala, India

School bus at G.H.S. School for Girls in the city of Wandoor, state
of Kerala, in India.

 

Researchable question: How do kids get to school around the world?

Essential question: How do transportation options reflect local culture?

 

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