A More Cheerful New York Subway Map

June 2, 2010  |  

(NYT) – Sometime this month the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will release its redesign of the New York subway map, the first new version since 1998. Short of reducing the number of subway lines, there is probably little more that designers can do to make the city’s subway map easier to decipher.

But even beefing up Manhattan and shrinking Staten Island, which distinguish the newly revised version of the map, provide only limited relief from the linear and typographic congestion. What’s more, doesn’t a fatter Manhattan symbolically challenge the program against obesity that Mayor Bloomberg is advocating?

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