Taxi! 2005–2010

Our groundbreaking work reimagined the NYC taxi vehicle and system for the twenty-first century by facilitating innovative new designs for our city's "moveable public space" and creating a 10-year strategic plan for improving the taxi system. 

  1. Phase I
  2. Phase II
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Project Outputs

Outputs include two publications – a 10-year strategic plan for improving NYC's taxi system and a visual overview of the Taxi 07 exhibit – along with a short documentary film about NYC's cab drivers.

Taxi 07 Exhibit Publication

April 2008

Roads Forward Publication

December 2007

Cabbie Voices

April 2007

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Film by Shravan Vidyarthi for the Design Trust for Public Space. 

Cabbie Voices

An intimate portrait of NYC cab drivers and their daily mileu provides a glimpse into what a typical day is like. 

Project Activities

Activities include our large-scale exhibit at the NY Auto Show, vehicle designs and prototypes, and a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg.

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The historic Checker cabs arriving on day five of the exhibit installation

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Smart Design's Kia Rondo arrives on day five of the exhibit installation 

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