Getting Around Underground Could be Easier

Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.

Writes Suzanne Labarre on the third idea--marketing the brightly painted, first car of each train as tourist destinations: "It's a fun concept, but it'll never happen. If the city can't organize a few station maps, it sure as hell can't organize clueless tourists into a single car. Maybe the moral of the story here is that subway signage isn't the only thing that needs a redesign: City bureaucracy could stand a few tweaks, too."

Full Story: Wayfinding In The NYC Subway Sucks. Here Are Three Ways To Fix It

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