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Submission – Proposed BaltimoreLink System Map, 2017Submitted by…

The radial design seems to reflect an emphasis on new connections that don’t require travel downtown. The proposed bus network redesign is portrayed using a few methods – color-coded CityLink routes (new frequent limited-stop services), and thicknesses/hashing on other routes to indicate frequency. Interestingly, the light rail and Metro Subway lines have been somewhat de-emphasized to thinner black lines and left. This diagram is only available on the project website as a medium-resolution JPG, and much of the type and detail is therefore too small to be easily legible.

Key Takeaways:

  • The proposed BaltimoreLINK system map features frequency mapping and radial design. and a sense of humor – monsters in Chesapeake Bay, and Lil’ Linky the advice bus.
  • The radial design seems to reflect an emphasis on new connections that don’t require travel downtown.
  • Noticeable about this diagram is its hybrid nature – a rigid street grid in the core, but a radial diagram in the outlying areas.

“The radial design seems to reflect an emphasis on new connections that don’t require travel downtown.”

http://transitmap.net/post/158917610610/baltimore-link-radial#_=_