The tube map gets something of a makeover … and shows some steps in the wrong direction
7th November 2011

The tube map gets something of a makeover … and shows some steps in the wrong direction

Sometimes I worry that I might be a bit of a geek when it comes to things like this. Then I get over myself.

It all happens quite quickly, so you needn’t worry.

Anyhoo … designer Mark Noad has been playing around with London’s Tube Map.

Now that’s a dangerous old business, what with Beck’s design being generally recognised as one of the great design pieces of all time. However, Mark has nevertheless had a crack at it, arranging stations a little more accurately according to their position in the real world and adding the journey times between them.

It’s actually a rather smart innovation and well worth a look.

However, the thing that really caught my attention was the fact that he has also created an overlay that shows which stations have step- and escalator-free access. It’s pretty terrifying, particularly as Mark has simply removed the stations from the map that don’t have this feature.

God help you if you’re a tube-user in a wheelchair, is all I will say. I knew it was bad. I didn’t realise it was this bad.

The funny things that smart design point up though, eh?

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