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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Only "Glowing" View of Bay Area Public Transit

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM

A digitally created map featuring only the bay area's public transit lines as contours. - DYLANOFTILDEN
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  • A digitally created map featuring only the bay area's public transit lines as contours.

deviantART member DylanofTilden gathered data from several Bay Area public transportation services and combined them all digitally to create a glowing map. It's surprising how well you can make out the shape of the Bay Area using public transit lines as the only contours. I ride that big light blue line, also known as BART, every day. Well, at least I do when it's not on fire.

Who knew public transit could be so ... artistic? If you have ever ridden the last BART train home on a Saturday night, "artistic" is not a word that comes to mind. It is kind of an inspirational experience in a way though. Only because as a long time BART commuter, I've been inspired to make it one of my goals in life to never become "that guy" on BART. You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones who are living, breathing, (and stinking) reminders of how quickly everything can go from being on track to completely derailed.

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Matt Saincome

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Matt Saincome is SF Weekly's former music editor.

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