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Amsterdam Traffic Jam

Amsterdam is drowning in tourists and (new) city dwellers. The city saw some 17 million tourists and (Dutch) visitors in 2016, up from 12 million in 2012. Some say the number of visitors could hit 30 million by 2025. And: every year 10,000 people move to the Dutch capital. The gif above, based on a video shot by photographer Thomas Slijper, shows crossing of the Kort Prinsengracht and the Haarlemmerstraat – about 5 minutes by foot from Amsterdam Central Station. Especially biking has become a balancing act. (source)

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Manhattan on the Move

This visualization shows the population of Manhattan, block-by-block and hour-by-hour, throughout a typical week in late Spring – based on US Census data and a model of net inflows and outflows from subway stations. The visualisation was posted on Reddit by designer/programmer Justin Fung, and he made the whole tool and data available at manpopex.us. Monday to Wednesday seems to be the busiest and most dynamic. (source)