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Things We Like: Kickmap Brings Clarity Over Chaos to NYC Subway Maps

August 5, 2010 by John Suder

The Kickmap App brings clarity to the intimidating (if you’re not from there) NYC Subway Map. It strips away much of the noise apparent in the current MTA map while remaining geographically accurate. Plus, it stands on its own as a beautiful infographic:

Current MTA New York City Midtown map
The Kickmap Version of New York City Midtown Transit Lines

The designers also have a noble goal:

In summary, the user-friendly Kick Map has been designed to encourage subway ridership, for both New Yorkers and visitors, and thereby to reduce automobile traffic, congestion, and pollution – not to mention confusion – in our great city.

Check out the side-by-side screen comparisons or download the app at iTunes.