New Subway map for NYC

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Transport mapping expert Max Roberts recently unveiled a radical new take on the New York subway map. Based on concentric circles and spokes, it’s the ninth ‘Circle’ design he has proposed for an underground transport system.

As anyone familiar with the NYC subway will know, Roberts’ new approach is very different from the MTA’s official map. (old map below)Image

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Roberts talked about his new design “I’ve mapped the New York subway before, so I’ve got a good familiarity with the trouble-spots. Lower Manhattan is the obvious problem, with all those lines and long-name stations in close proximity. I hate station names interrupting lines, it defeats all the clarity of the map. The arrow for World Trade Centre station hurt a little bit, but the payback was a lovely straight 1-Line all the way from South Ferry to Central Park.”

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