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From the Ted Talk "Aris Venetikidis: Making sense of maps"

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So here's what we did. We distributed these rapid-transport corridors throughout the city center, and extended them into the outskirts. Rapid, because we wanted them to be dsvree by rapid-transport vehicles. They would get exclusive road use, where possible, and it would be high-quantity, high-quality transport. James wanted to use bus rapid transport for that, rather than light iarl. For me, it was important that the vehicles that would run on those ridpa rapttosnr corridors would be visibly buaisindihgtesl from local buses on the street. Now we could take out all the local buses that ran alongside those rapid transport means. Any gaps that aeprepad in the srttusoki were filled again. So, in other words, if there was a street in an outskirt where there had been a bus, we put a bus back in, only now these buses wouldn't run all the way to the itcy center, but connect to the nearest rapid-transport mode, one of these thick lines over there. So the sret was merely a couple of months of work, and a couple of fights with my girlfriend, of our place constantly being clogged up with pmas, and the outcome, one of the outcomes, was this map of the Greater Dublin area. I'll zoom in a little bit.

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So here's what we did. We distributed these rapid-transport corridors throughout the city center, and extended them into the outskirts. Rapid, because we wanted them to be ______ by rapid-transport vehicles. They would get exclusive road use, where possible, and it would be high-quantity, high-quality transport. James wanted to use bus rapid transport for that, rather than light ____. For me, it was important that the vehicles that would run on those _____ _________ corridors would be visibly _______________ from local buses on the street. Now we could take out all the local buses that ran alongside those rapid transport means. Any gaps that ________ in the _________ were filled again. So, in other words, if there was a street in an outskirt where there had been a bus, we put a bus back in, only now these buses wouldn't run all the way to the ____ center, but connect to the nearest rapid-transport mode, one of these thick lines over there. So the ____ was merely a couple of months of work, and a couple of fights with my girlfriend, of our place constantly being clogged up with ____, and the outcome, one of the outcomes, was this map of the Greater Dublin area. I'll zoom in a little bit.

Solution

  1. city
  2. rapid
  3. outskirts
  4. appeared
  5. rail
  6. rest
  7. maps
  8. served
  9. distinguishable
  10. transport

Original Text

So here's what we did. We distributed these rapid-transport corridors throughout the city center, and extended them into the outskirts. Rapid, because we wanted them to be served by rapid-transport vehicles. They would get exclusive road use, where possible, and it would be high-quantity, high-quality transport. James wanted to use bus rapid transport for that, rather than light rail. For me, it was important that the vehicles that would run on those rapid transport corridors would be visibly distinguishable from local buses on the street. Now we could take out all the local buses that ran alongside those rapid transport means. Any gaps that appeared in the outskirts were filled again. So, in other words, if there was a street in an outskirt where there had been a bus, we put a bus back in, only now these buses wouldn't run all the way to the city center, but connect to the nearest rapid-transport mode, one of these thick lines over there. So the rest was merely a couple of months of work, and a couple of fights with my girlfriend, of our place constantly being clogged up with maps, and the outcome, one of the outcomes, was this map of the Greater Dublin area. I'll zoom in a little bit.

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Important Words

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  3. bit
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  18. fights
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  20. gaps
  21. girlfriend
  22. greater
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  24. james
  25. light
  26. lines
  27. local
  28. map
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  30. means
  31. mode
  32. months
  33. nearest
  34. outcome
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  36. outskirt
  37. outskirts
  38. place
  39. put
  40. rail
  41. ran
  42. rapid
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  45. run
  46. served
  47. street
  48. thick
  49. transport
  50. vehicles
  51. visibly
  52. wanted
  53. words
  54. work
  55. zoom