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Metro Rail and Liner Map - Spring 2012

A map of Los Angeles’ current rail network. Image credit: Kriston Lewis Los Angeles is being hailed for its steady revival of the thriving rail system it once had, but the current plan to create a convenient network that connects the whole county is still 30 years away.  The Los Angeles rail system has seen rapid growth […]

Over, Under, and Around San Francisco (1976)

BART. The world’s most sophisticated rapid transit? Bay Area map maker and enthusiast Eric Fischer recently uploaded this 1976 BART brochure touting how its 2,000 employees care about its passengers. The brochure text is reads: “BART invites you to join us on the  world’s most sophisticated rapid transit. BART is a space age transit system with […]


(A still of commute patterns in the East Bay. Screen grab via: Activemaps) Data is an empowering and effective tool for better understanding our everyday lives, and when that information can be easily digested through visuals we are all the more grateful. With this in mind, a thank you is due to UC Berkeley planning Ph.D. […]


Transit connection map from 1981, still in use after more than 30 years. Screen grab via: TransitMaps The Transit Maps tumblr  recently highlighted the above photo taken by transit rider Alex Jonlin of 1981 transit map he spotted in the Fremont BART Station. Jonlin, comments on the map: I saw this at the Fremont BART Station a […]

NA Map

A glimpse of xkcd’s map of all subways in North America– click the above image to see the full map. Image credit: xkcd Here’s one for the rail and public transit enthusiasts– xkcd recently shared a cool map displaying all subways in North America, connected. For the die-hard rail enthusiasts, xkcd does offer this disclaimer: […]

california rail map

Bay Area rail lines– more extensive than you thought, huh? Screen grab via: California Rail Map It’s not hard to access a map of California’s highway system– from google maps to regional maps, highways are visible and this comes as no surprise. What is surprising however, is that it is only now has someone compiled […]

San Francisco is full of hustle and bustle. Have you ever wondered what that looks like through the eyes of public transit? Youtube user SLT Transit put together a time-lapse video of transit activity over a typical day in San Francisco that demonstrates through its mesmerizing patterns how vital public transit is to city’s transportation system. Check […]

BART System Map

For decades cities around the world have been implementing subway systems to accommodate speedy, convenient travel across metropolitan areas. Some systems are world famous like London’s Tube network, and New York’s subway system. But did you know, if scaled to the same size, the Bay Area’s very own BART system is larger than both of […]

People who tweet about BART tend to be on BART

Where are you when you are tweeting about BART? Chances are you’re on BART! Eric Fischer, Bay Area based Flickr user extraordinaire,  mapped out the location of a month’s worth of tweets about BART, as seen below… Image credit: Eric Fischer It’s almost like looking at a map of the BART system, isn’t it? See […]

So you’ve mapped out a bike route for your work commute, but what about making one for bicycling across the country? If you’ve ever considered taking a bicycling road trip to travel state to state you needn’t worry–  GOOD and Gregory Hubacek, in partnership with CLIF Bar have already got you covered! That’s right, they’ve mapped […]

Things are looking bright for Bay Area transit with record high ridership, but if you really want to see a glowing view of the agencies serving the Bay, look no further.  The map below was created by deviantART user DylanofTilden.  The Bay Area, through public transit lines. Image credit: DylanofTilden According to DylanofTilden what started as […]

If you’ve ever taken BART to get anywhere, you’ve probably seen the most common map of the Bay Area– that displaying the iconic transit system’s network. But have you seen the Bay through the fascinating map filters of the region created by the San Francisco based Stamen Design? Stamen has developed three amazing ways to […]

SPUR Regional Transit Map Current

Smart phones are of great help when taking transit, offering specific transit apps, gps, internet access… However, despite the seemingly ubiquity and practicality of smart phones for such trips it is difficult to replace the accessibility and simplicity of well-designed transit maps. Recently The Atlantic Cities took a look a couple of ‘fantasy transit maps‘ […]

A 1896 map of California bikeways.

See the location of BART’s trains throughout the system with “Where is BART?”

Ever wonder what commutes were like from the Peninsula and East Bay to San Francisco in years gone by? The folks at Burrito Justice pointed our attention to this neat 1913 transit time isochron map for the Peninsula and East Bay to 3rd and Mission for ferries and trains (steam and electric). To see additional […]

Recently, we stumbled upon a 50-year old map of the BART system from 1961, more than a decade before it began operation. Remarkably, the map is very similar to the system that was eventually built and is running today, but without the extensions to Palo Alto and Novato: [Photo via Eric Fischer] For comparison, here […]

Yesterday, Google announced it had added a new biking feature to Google Maps. When a user needs directions for getting from Point A to Point B, they can now select ‘Bicycling’ in addition to ‘By Car’, ‘Walking’, and ‘By Public Transit’. From the Associated Press: Google spent the past six months tweaking its mapping service […]

Where Is BART

We’ve added a new map that shows estimate positions of BART trains based on real time arrival data.. Train positions are estimated based on the data that BART provides. Our map is great for visualizing the system and checking when the next trains are estimated to arrive. BART also provides arrival predictions on their website, […]

View Bike Locker Map

A short article in the Contra Costa Times highlighted our bike locker map. “In a new feature of the site supported by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Web users can get information about the lockers by navigating to the Web site, clicking on “bike or walk” and then clicking on “a map where you can […]

Screenshot of Map Page

We have a great selection of transportation-related  maps  in Contra Costa  pulled into one comprehensive map page.   The collection includes  maps for bike routes, air quality, transit service, park & ride lots and much more. Suggestions of other maps you would like to see here  can be posted here in the comments.


San Francisco Cityscape has just released its third version of a Bay Area rail map that includes all lines: “The last version was more detailed; like the new BART map, it listed destinations that couldn’t be fit on the map. But we’d like to think that this version combines the simplicity of the BART map […]