The New York City Subway has the largest number of stations in the world, 468 to be precise, making it the second longest subway network and the seventh highest in daily passenger numbers across the globe. Therefore designing a new map for the NYC Subway System is nothing short of a challenge.
Eddie Jabbour, Creative Director of Kick Design, New York has inexhaustibly been recommending the Olympian task of designing a new map and communication solution for what is considered to be the most complex subway system in the world.
The meticulousness of the task did not seem to intimidate Eddie Jabbour, who proposed an impressive method to redesign the New York City Subway maps while making them a lot easier to read and use. Although the new map has not been released officially, several samples are available through the Kick Design Website.
Samples of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx are available individually; however, there is also a consolidated map of all the islands together. These samples indicate new maps which are cleaner and crisper, and which will help users easily identify routes, lines and stations.