BART, Use This Map
Don’t get me wrong, I like my reductio ad absurdum BART map (and if I may say so myself it looks quite good on a black t-shirt). But it was a parody, designed to highlight the half-assed job BART did on its new map with its awkward combination of forced straight lines yet strangely detailed coastline. (And let’s face it, the previous map, even with its Mission curve, wasn’t very good either.)
“…we’d like to think that this version combines the simplicity of the BART map with a relatively accurate rendering of geography, and it includes some detail that the BART map doesn’t, like major Muni stops.”
Indeed. I would be very comfortable giving this to anyone visiting from out of town, and would pray that such a map existed wherever I travel.
BART, at least consider replacing the maps inside the cars with this one.
If one didn’t know any better, this SF Cityscape map would make you think the Bay Area has a coherent transit system.
The SF Cityscape folks have created dozens of interesting maps. I particularly like the SF Main Line map, the Spider Map and a plan for the California High Speed Rail map of the hopefully near future (rotated for your viewing pleasure).
Oh, I am so looking forward to the bar car on the trip to LA zipping along at 220 mph.
Hey, here’s an idea – if you have an electric car, you can drive onto the train. You get a charge and you can drive you get there! This idea is of course void if LA were ever to build a subway system like the one below (by Numan Parada, read more about it in the LA Times story).
I swear I will write about something other than BART or Sutro Tower soon. Really.