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v16.03draft2

This is the second draft of the map that includes the March 26 service changes.

Changes

  • Replaced confusing diagram of 3rd Ave stops with multiple maps of 3rd Ave stops.
  • Add Rider Alert info to “Apps” section
  • Darken background color to improve visibility of white cross street lines.
  • Reformatted legend to include express lines and part-time service badges.
  • Add new combined day frequency for regular lines combining for frequent service.
  • Map will be printed on process chlorine free, acid free, 30% post-consumer waste paper. Recycle mark added.
  • Standardize use of express lines and restrict use of ‘x’ suffix to express variants of local lines.
  • Separated express commuter lines from commuter lines making local stops.
  • Revised style of RapidRide lines to improve color-blind friendliness and distinguish from other express lines.
  • Moved and resized Arbor Heights inset to not imply ferries go there.
  • In downtown inset, add Public Health Center landmark.
  • Add Route 555 to Service Guide.
  • Change Route 542 to regular route.
  • Deleted “through route” section on backside in favor of on-map notation.
  • Night Owl map revisions to match March service change.
  • Regional map revision to add Sounder/Amtrak lines and airport symbol. Some restyling of text.
  • Recategorized DART service as regular service.
  • Fixed line transitions between map and inset areas.
  • Revised several neighborhood labels.
  • Made C Line continuous between viaduct and 3rd Ave to reinforce new SLU connection.
  • Revised depiction of freeway service to show actual service by line type.
  • Standardized freeway route lists to two kinds (surface and bridge).
  • Corrected transit couplet in Georgetown.
  • Corrected Route 38 frequency to 15 minutes.
  • Changed color of flexible pick-up zone to something more distinct.
  • Removed car from ferry icon.
  • Bolded park labels to improve legibility.
  • Numerous minor corrections and additions.

To Do

  • Design new cover art.
  • Ensure sufficient clear space near edge of map for trimming

Get It

This version is only available as a PDF as the service depicted is not yet in effect.

v16.03draft1

This is the first draft of the map that includes the March 26 service changes.

Changes (non-service related)

  • Replaced downtown commuter service table with diagram of 3rd Ave stops.
  • Restructured and revised text in How to Ride section.
  • Revised styling of Downtown and U District maps. Increased street label size and darkened background.

To Do

  • Draw new cover art.
  • Further revise How to Ride section to add rider alert info. Consider more pictograms.
  • Replace Fares photo with photo/graphic showing farebox/ORCA reader/TVM.
  • Reformat legend.
  • Ensure sufficient clear space near edge of map for trimming
  • Darken background color to improve visibility of white cross street lines (dependent on printer results)
  • Reformulate colors for improved low-light contrast and color-blind friendliness.
  • Add an FAQ section to the website to explain design decisions.

Get It

This version is only available as a PDF as the service depicted is not yet in effect.

v16.02

The main focus of this release is to polish the overall look and feel of the map. This is the last version of the map that reflects service that became effective in September 2015.

Changes

  • change Link Red Line to Link Light Rail as that designation is not yet in use and update opening date to March 19.
  • further clarified RapidRide payment
  • Add peak-only Rt 201 in Mercer Island.
  • revised neighborhood labels based on City Clerk’s atlas and Urban Villages
  • reserve space for FSC/recycled paper logo
  • reserve space for possible print sponsors in addition to SDOT
  • increase contrast of county lines on Regional Map
  • flush text in Special Services section to the left
  • add TTY telephone numbers for agency customer service
  • add express stops and line to commuter routes

Items to Consider & Do for Next Version

  • ensure sufficient clear space near edge of map for trimming
  • Replace downtown commuter service table with map
  • darken background color to improve visibility of white cross street lines (dependent on printer results)
  • Show more downtown bus stops and/or explain downtown skip stop system.
  • Reformulate colors for improved low-light contrast and color-blind friendliness.
  • Improve traceability of freeway routes.
  • Add an FAQ section to the website to explain design decisions.

Get It

View this version as a PDF.