• TAXI! (2005-2010)

    The Design Trust activated reinvention in New York City’s taxi system and reimagined the taxi vehicle for the twenty-first century by facilitating innovative new designs for NYC’s “moveable public space” and creating a 10-year strategic plan for improving the taxi system. 

    As a direct result of our project, the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission launched the Taxi of Tomorrow competition in 2008 to create a new, purpose-built taxi in partnership with a major auto manufacturer. Today the Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow, which is New York City’s designated taxi on our streets, provides thousands of passengers and drivers with a safer, more comfortable, user-friendly taxi designed especially for them. Chicago, London and Tokyo have also adopted the NV200 taxi as one of the vehicles in their fleet.
  • Learn more about our project partners, fellows, activities, and outputs on our full project site.