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While taking a look at NYC Subway, we noted that there was a new, "geographically correct" New York City Subway Route Map by SPUI. Gothamist likes the map, because it gives us a sense of how the city really looks (reminding us once again that Manhattan does not run North-South) and gives us ammo for the "We knew the train take a sharp turn at..." But in terms of day-to-day use, it doesn't really work as well, since there are too many colors. Now, if someone could design an interactive subway map - perhaps on a website - which would have alerts/service advisories pop up for each of the stations.

Some more subway maps: From the MTA, the Vignelli map of 1972, the Dynamap, and the Kick Design map.