New BART Map Disrespects History
I am not liking the new BART map:
The old BART map:
The new BART map, with its laser-like cut from downtown to suburbs, is a slight upon the history of this city. Mission Street curves — deal with it bitches. You can feel it between Civic Center and 16th. Don’t fuck with the Old Plank Road or I’ll challenge you to a duel.
(Oddly rotated by 45 degrees to fit the tyranny of the WordPress 450 pixel width limit…)
Plus they are increasing time between trains to 20 minute from 15, despite raising fares. Seriously — are they trying to get fewer people to ride BART? Thank god they’ve got the customer service angle figured out. Idiots.
UPDATE: Intense discussion on how far one should go to simplify a transit map let me to create this hyperlinear BART diagram in a reductio ad absurdum exercise. New post here, comparing how the London Tube map handles curves on the same scale as the BART map.
I must say it is growing on me. (But I still want to Preserve the Curve.) More discussion in this post, with a surprising scale comparison to the London Tube map. Not what you’d expect.