Cuts spur new New York subway map
New York is getting a new subway map.
Budget cuts have led to the consolidation of several lines, such as the W and Q and, most interestingly, the V and M, which is turning the M from brown to orange and giving riders from parts of Brooklyn a one-seat ride to Midtown.
But, as the New York Times explains, the MTA has also taken the opportunity to tweak its map to add some information, delete some other distracting information, and make Manhattan far wider than in reality while making Staten Island much smaller.
Second Avenue Sagas juxtaposed several parts of the map with their previous incarnations to illustrate some of the most meaningful changes.
- This building is way too short
- Petworth residents complained drivers are speeding. DC says it's true, but "acceptable."
- Chicago has examples of a cheap way to bring rail transit to more people: infill stations
- Here's where a protected bikeway could go on the east side of downtown
- Metro wants to connect Farragut North and West with a tunnel
- A dedicated bus lane and 30 other ways to improve bus service on 16th Street
- NTSB recommends the federal government take over safety oversight of Metro