Sunday, July 6, 2008

Can't Find a Map

Someone had either commented or sent me an email with links to a Charlotte Transit map called Queen City Transit. I've searched the comments and my emails and for the life of me can't find it. I wanted to post on it along with some other fantasy maps in other cities that have been floating around. So please comment or send it again so we can share it.

6 comments:

stats said...

We talkin' about this?

http://wireandtwine.com/store/products/cincytransit.html

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

It was Charlotte but this is a good one too. Thanks stats.

j said...

I think it was me. I just found it a few weeks ago and its pretty intresting. It fits the description of the Sue Myrick plan from the mid-eighties. It has the 8 corridors (red, green, blue and yellow) plus the uptown loop (orange)- the brown is an add on. All of these lines would still be great candidates for rail- even with the south corridor up and running- particularly the souuthern blue line which would have run to Southpark and near Ballyentine and out Providence road. its all very realistic except for the northern routing for the blue line. Its a shame money had to be involved otherwise Charlotte could have exemplified the density ideas you've been talking about latley.

http://infostruct.org/qcsystemmap.pdf

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Ah-ha! That's it. Thanks J for the link.

j said...

your welcome. I also have some interesting updates from C town. Keith parker has been talking about the efficiency of the central streetcar and how CATS will save operating money by converting their 3 busiest bus routes to streetcar. Im hoping this also means he is leaning towards light rail on Independence over brt. According to APTA (however i believe their numbers are wrong) the LYNX has surpassed its 2025 projections of 18,100...LYNX has an average weekday ridership of 18,600 for quarter 1 2008. According to CATS May's average stands at 16,100 which is still incredible.

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Wow, where did you get the 16000 number? Has it been in a press release or anything?