Victoria Frequent Transit Map – An Update

Happy 2017! As a present to myself (and to whomever actually reads this), here’s an actual blog post to start the year! And guess what? This post will be an update on the last post (from over a year ago). Below is the exact same map region as what I posted in October 2015, but with a few changes.

Victoria Frequent Transit Map – January 2017 Update

What’s different?

  • Updated colour palette to be a bit brighter
  • Route numbers now indicate daily service vs weekday only service
  • Improved directional arrow design
  • Removed one more service frequency level to further simplify look (the dashed route line on route 13)

So I’m actually getting close to actually finishing this project. But what’s left to do? Consider the following part of my New Years Resolutions:

  • Clean up/improve shoreline
  • Downtown inset map
  • Cover design
  • Make sure map is up-to-date with BC Transit’s service updates

If you want to see the full Victoria/Saanich/West Shore region of the map as of this morning, you can see it here.

Work In Progress – Vancouver Transit Future

Since this past February, I’ve been working on a new transit map, based on the Mayors’ Council Vision for Metro Vancouver (available here). Conceivably, this map is what Metro Vancouver’s major transit services could look like by 2026. According to the Mayors’ Council Vision, SkyTrain will extend down Broadway to Arbutus within the next 10 years. LRT will be constructed between Guildford and Newton in 10 years, and down Fraser Highway to Langley in 12. There’s no firm timetable on B-Line service, though a chart in the Vision indicates that every route in the map will be delivered within 10 years.

Broadway Corridor SkyTrain and Surrey/Langley LRT routing and station locations are based on TransLink’s Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis documents (available here). B-Line routes are my best guesses based on existing bus services and the Mayors’ Council map. Station naming is entirely speculative.

I’ve had to put this project on hold for the past couple of months due to other work. I’d say it’s about 85% done. It needs a little bit of cleanup, and then I will write a more thorough review of the whole map and system.

Vancouver Transit Icons

New Westminster/Surrey Detail

Vancouver Detail