Main | Thursday, September 05, 2013

An Alternative NYC Subway Map

I came across this schematic version of the NYC subway map last night. Its creator spoke to Gothamist last month:
"Personally, I think that every large network should always issue two maps, a good geographical map and a good diagram so that people can choose which they prefer. Paris and Berlin offer both, London only a diagram, New York only a semi-geographical map. You just can't please all people with just one design, and the gulf between the desires for simple straight lines versus geographical precision is almost always impossible to resolve. That's probably why there are so many independent maps of the New York subway on the internet and that you can buy."
View a large version here. I quite like it as it makes the transfer points more apparent, although those unfamiliar with the geography of the city might be confused. The standard map is here.

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