New neighborhood subway maps will eventually be installed in all 468 subway stations. Credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit
Knowing the way above ground will soon be easier for subway riders underground.
New way-finding neighborhood maps will be installed in all 468 subway stations, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday.
Five stations in Brooklyn already have the guides, which are part of a partnership with the MTA and city's Department of Transportation. The MTA is working with DOT to map out a strategy to get the guides system-wide.
Sixty-eight such maps were perviously posted in various stations around the system, but the same guide was used at neighboring stops. Each of the new maps cover 12 blocks unique to individual stations, with information on Citi Bike stations, bus stops and how long it will take to walk to certain destinations.
The maps show 12 blocks around each subway station. Credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit
The maps use the same base as the city Department of Transportation's WalkNYC program as well as Citi Bike kiosks and some prototype Select Bus Service tomes. Officials said the new guides represent the first time the city has had a standard map for pedestrians, transit riders and cyclists.
“With this new map, everyone will rely on one way-finding system, both above and below ground," Paul Fleuranges, MTA senior director of corporate and internal communications, said in a statement.
The maps are located at the following Brooklyn stations, which intersect the B44 SBS route: