SFMTA set to update Muni maps

Image courtesy Streetsblog SF

What did you think you were getting, better service or something? Pshaw!

As reported by Streetsblog SF, a couple of mapmakers have been working on the new Muni maps for more than 10 years. In addition to the new maps’ increased readability,

“Conveying the difference between faster Muni routes and local transit service ‘is a really important thing to communicate when we’re trying to drive people to our premium routes,’ said [Muni’s operations planning and scheduling manager Julie] Kirschbaum.”

And then this nugget appears in Streetsblog’s post:

Kirschbaum said that Muni is also considering changing its route names, so that they more accurately reflect the streets they serve. As an example, she noted that the 6-Parnassus could be re-named the 6-Haight/Parnassus, to let tourists know that they can use the lesser-used trolley bus line to reach the world-famous destination of Haight-Ashbury.

Wow, route name changes! You guys!

So, if you were tasked with this, what would you do to improve the current Muni system map?

Read more about the new Muni maps at Streetsblog SF.

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