The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that it is redesigning its map for the system. The new map is designed to make it easier to read and understand the map.
The TTC is offering the public a chance to see look at the map and provide feedback. The new map will be larger, a simplified background, and will provide colour coding of lines.
The routes will be designed as follows: regular lines are red, express lines are blue, community lines are a gold type colour, the Bloor-Danforth line is green, the Yonge-University-Spadina line is yellow, the Scarborough Rapid Transit is light blue, and the Sheppard line is purple. Routes with frequent service are a thick red line, lines with ‘regular’ service levels are a solid red line, and portions of routes with limited service have a dotted red line.
I like the overall look of the new map. I dislike the fact that other roads, which do not have a route on them, are not included on the map. While this simplifies the map, it does not mean necessarily make it easier in my opinion to find the nearest route to your street in my opinion.