This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.
Recently, Jarrett Walker’s blog criticized Seattle’s bus map as an example of poor information design (see here and here). I’m not a big fan of the map either, but it’s worth pointing out that Seattle does have a more well-designed frequent transit map (above), which you can find on Metro’s website here.
The frequent transit map is not perfect — it basically just assures tourists that if they want to go to the Space Needle or Pioneer Square there’s a bus that will get them there and back. Still, it’s a start.