BART Strip Map in the Millbrae/SFO Direction

Apparently, these strip maps are fairly new. I’m all in favour of wayfinding elements that help people plan their journey, but there’s some parts of this that definitely make this feel like a first draft, rather than a finished piece. The overlapping terminus dots at Milbrae and Daly City look a little odd, and the giant silhouette of a BART train indicating direction of travel is almost totally unnecessary.

The real problem, though, is the use of dotted lines to indicate occasional or irregular service without having any sort of key explaining when those services actually run.

When can I get to Milbrae on the Red Line? Eh, sometimes.

This map may be fine for commuters who understand the service patterns well, but must be totally bewildering for others.

(Source: Eric Fischer/Flickr)

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