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Help the MBTA Pick a New “T” Map

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in maps, subways, transit maps, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Help the MBTA Pick a New “T” Map

If you live in or travel to the Boston area, you’re probably a user of the “T,” the public transit system, run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

The current T map is used constantly – by Boston newbies, directionally challenged riders, and people heading to a new place, wanting to be sure they’re on the correct, color-coded line, going in the correct direction.

Last spring, the MBTA launched a map redesign competition in the hopes that a new map would be clearer and more usable, as well as allowing for the inclusion of new stations.

A panel of academics, urban planners, MBTA staff, and “mapping aficionados” reviewed dozens of submitted maps and narrowed the field to six.

You can take a look at the finalists and vote for your favorite by Sept. 20, 2013: http://s.zoomerang.com/s/mbtamapsurvey

Then take a look at what other people think: http://www.universalhub.com/2013/pick-map-improvement-over-current-t-map

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If you’re directionally challenged you need the book, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around, by Janet R. Carpman and Myron A. Grant. www.directionalsense.com

 

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