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New frequent transit map makes navigating Baltimore easier

Headed to Baltimore any time soon? If so, use this new frequent transit map, showing bus & rail routes that come at least every 15 minutes.

New Baltimore frequent transit map, by Marc Szarkowski for Envision Baltimore.

Compared to DC, Baltimore can be a difficult city to navigate via transit. But it's getting easier thanks to the Charm City Circulator, weekend MARC, and the magic of frequent transit maps.

In 2011 Envision Baltimore produced an initial version of a frequent map, now they've updated it, and it's better than ever.

The new map borrows heavily from WMATA's 2012 bus maps that use a thick red line for more frequent routes. For Baltimore the thick lines are blue, but the effect and overall look is quite similar.

Close view of the area around Baltimore's Penn Station. Map by Marc Szarkowski for Envision Baltimore.

I've added this new map to the list of all known US frequent transit maps on BeyondDC.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and professor of geography at George Washington University, but blogs to express personal views. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado, and lives in NE DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post


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Nice. As you say, this will be very useful for fun trips around Baltimore once the weekend MARC service starts.

by h st ll on Oct 15, 2013 1:59 pm • linkreport

A few projects more(red line, extended green line, B&P tunnel rehab) and it could be very well connected.

Nice map though.

by Richard on Oct 15, 2013 2:24 pm • linkreport

The Baltimore map appears to have one big advantage over the WMATA map. The Baltimore transit routes are shown on an actual street map. WMATA uses a less useful generalized map that doesn't fully tell a user where they are.

by Steve Strauss on Oct 15, 2013 3:54 pm • linkreport

Thanks for posting! I am loving this map!

by Christian on Oct 21, 2013 11:19 pm • linkreport

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