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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.

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v16.01draft3

The main focus of this release is the downtown map and polishes to other maps.

Changes

  • Added through-routing information to main map and downtown inset.
  • Expanded downtown map to fill back cover margins.
  • Rescaled downtown map route lines to make room for more features.
  • Mark tunnel station entrances on downtown map.
  • Clarify Rts 16 and 66 routing and terminal downtown.
  • Picked a single color to represent DART/flexible service area and revised legend.
  • Addresed I-5 gap downtown where Rts 304, 305, CT 400s run and added routing via Cherry St I-5 Express lanes access.
  • Revised styling of URLs from semibold text to italics.
  • Add information about Accessible Services and how to use DART.
  • Night Owl hours of service revised to “1:30 to 4:30 am” per Metro public timetable.
  • Adjusted columns on back side to better line up with folds.
  • Replaced view other system maps note with note on Regional map indicating “additional fare may apply for travel outside city limits”.
  • Show Pike/Pine route lines over I-5 instead of under.
  • Repositioned text labels and icons after a change in font.
  • Added Ballard-Magnolia walking route via Locks.
  • Revise “West Valley” node to “Kent Boeing” on Regional Map, among many revisions to the map.
  • Revise Fremont label for E Line on Regional map to “North Fremont”.
  • Repositioned continuation labels.
  • Corrected several street name labels on citywide map and insets (thanks Benjamin Lukoff for marking it all up).
  • Corrected location of Safeco Field to south of Royal Brougham.
  • Minor linework tweaks to reduce crisscrossing lines.
  • Removed inset boundaries on citywide map and reinstated line merges.
  • Use different colors and line weights on Night Owl map to indicate level of owl service.
  • Introduce new symbols for Owl and Night service. Add Regional T mark.
  • Corrected frequency and span of Lines C, D, 67.

Items to Consider & Do for Next Version

  • Show more downtown bus stops and/or explain downtown skip stop system.
  • Peak-only Rt 201 in Mercer Island is missing.
  • Inconsistent spacing between route lines due to earlier change in how regular routes combine for frequent service.
  • Reformulate colors for improved low-light contrast and color-blind friendliness.
  • Improve traceability of freeway routes.

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v16.01draft2

Changes

  • Clarify terminals for Rts 44, 48, 71 on citywide map.
  • Clarify terminals for Rts 43 and 49 on downtown map.
  • Removed Northgate Link extension as it does not open until 2021.
  • Corrected directional of 15 Av in Interbay to W.
  • Corrected directional of Eastlake Av in Cascade to N.
  • Added street type and directional to names where space allows.
  • Other minor street name corrections.
  • Corrected direction of Uptown couplet on citywide map.
  • Corrected direction of View Ridge couplet.
  • Added Interbay Golf Course and removed Fort Lawton label
  • Indicate Rt 47 weekend service (every 35 min) on map and correct frequency in guide.
  • Clarify downtown live loop operation of Rts 10 and 11.
  • Extend Alaskan Wy Viaduct transit lines as far north as possible to reinforce West Seattle–Downtown connection.
  • Add Rt 355 routing through U District via I-5 Express Lanes
  • Add neighborhood labels for Mount Baker, Northgate, Ravenna, and South Park.
  • Add point of interest: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
  • Add instruction for Link riders to tap ORCA again after exiting train.
  • Clarify Monorail ORCA non-acceptance.
  • Add Rt 99 to Downtown Commuter Service Where to Board table and downtown area on citywide map.
  • Rephrase explanation of through routing.
  • Indicate Rt 424 serving SR 520 freeway stations.
  • Correct anomaly that showed Rt 10 serving Madison St.
  • Remove route numbers on 3 Av downtown. Add route numbers to streets feeding 3 Av.
  • Direction of Rt 7 Rainier Beach loop reversed.
  • Greyhound label on Downtown inset map fixed.

New Items to Consider & Do for Next Version

Unless stated above, known issues from the previous version are still open.

  • Reformulate colors for improved low-light contrast and color-blind friendliness.
  • Address I-5 gap downtown where Rts 304, 305, CT 400s run.
  • Add information about Accessible Services and how to use DART.
  • Revise Fremont and Green Lake labels for E Line on Regional map.
  • Use different colors on Night Owl map to indicate level of owl service.
  • Remove/revise “West Valley” node on Regional Map.
  • Clarify Rts 16 and 66 routing and terminal downtown.
  • Pick a single color to represent DART/flexible service area.

Suggestions & Requests

  • Show more downtown bus stops and/or explain downtown skip stop system.
  • Add through-routing information to main map.
  • Improve transition from Spokane St to I-5.
  • Improve clarity of route lines where they cross to make them easier to follow.
  • Offer a poster edition.
  • Add interactivity to online edition and make routes clickable.
  • Publish as map book/more home printable format.
  • Mark tunnel station entrances on downtown map
  • Reorganize and regroup services in map legend
  • Offer a laminated pocket edition
  • Separate legend from map tiles on online edition and make it a pop up.
  • Increase detail on map as zoom level increases in online edition.
  • Add Rts 216, 218, 219 to Service Guide and Downtown Commuter Service Where to Board table

Known Issues

  • GPS locator is not restricted to Seattle area and there is no way to go “home” without reloading page

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