Cool Thing: Subway Map With Entrances

onnyturf_subway.jpg

New York City’s best subway map just got better.

OnNYTurf‘s clickable, dragable, searchable Google mashup showing the subway and PATH lines in scale relation to the surface streets now shows — ready for this? — the exact locations of all the entrances to the 116 subway stations in Manhattan. (The four-platform, 22-entrance Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau complex is shown above.)

Speed your ride by waiting at the right end of the platform. Choose your destination station with greater precision. Here’s how it works: Pull up the map, then zoom in as far as you can by clicking on the "+" sign at the upper left hand corner of the map and you will arrive at this level of detail.

This map won’t help answer questions such as why the West 4th Street station’s entrance is actually at West 3rd Street, but it does document that fact visually.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Bike-Share Is Going to Be Huge at NYC Transit Hubs

|
The Department of Transportation is currently going around to community boards and presenting preliminary maps of bike-share locations. While the map for the full service area isn’t finished yet, the details that have come out so far are pretty exciting. One of the big questions we had about station siting concerned the bike-transit connection. Namely, […]

Pope Francis and the Flexibility of Our Streets

|
Add Pope Francis’s tour of New York to the long list of carmageddon scares that successfully frightened off would-be motorists. I grabbed these two shots of traffic from Google Maps, and despite all the alarming car detour icons, you can see that traffic was lighter during peak Francis than it normally is on a New York City weekday. While […]

The Port Authority Bus Terminal and Our Glaring Lack of Transit Leadership

|
The effort to replace the aging and overcrowded Port Authority Bus Terminal continues to suffer from the New York region’s inability to coordinate its transit mega-projects. The bus terminal already handles more than 225,000 passengers per weekday and cannot accommodate all the bus traffic that crosses the Hudson in Midtown. Demand is expected to increase about 50 percent by 2040, […]

When Dodging Death Becomes a Fact of Life

|
Lisa Sladkus sent in this photo of yesterday’s mayhem at the 72nd Street subway station. For the second time (that we know of) in less than a week, a yellow cab driver has wreaked havoc on Manhattan streets, terrorizing pedestrians and leaving a trail of destruction. Miraculously, unlike Akim Saiful Alam, the unidentified driver in […]