This illustrated report contains examples of the techniques and styles used in transit system maps for public distribution. The examples are drawn from thirty-five maps issued by Canadian transit operations, representing thirty-two cities with populations ranging from less than fifty thousand to several million people. The report is divided into three parts, the first of which features an analysis of the characteristics of the maps surveyed, the cities and systems they represent, and a list of thirty-one recommendations for use in map preparation. The second part deals with the purpose of maps to the public. This includes discussion of geographical coverage, map scales, schematic and topographical alternatives and their uses. The third part of the report is concerned with the technicalities of map production. Some general cost characteristics are given, and distribution strategies are evaluated. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

    Urban Transportation Research Branch,
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Blurton, M
    • Hill, H S
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1981 12:00AM