Washington DC Metro Map – Super Mario 3 Style
You can purchase a high-res poster of the 2013 Metro here.
The second American city (after San Francisco) to get the geeky map treatment, Washington’s Metro is given the Super Mario 3 treatment. The above version includes the new Silver Line, slated to open this year. Actually this is only the first phase of the Silver line, which is comprised of only 5 stops.
However I did make another version which has the second phase of the Silver Line, which has 6 additional stops. It’s not expected to be completed until 2018. Here it is:
You can purchase a high-res poster of the 2018 Metro here.
The number of stations (and their names) might change between now and 2018, so while this seems wildly optimistic, I’m just happy to get it out of the way for now. I can revisit it later if needed.
It is by far my busiest map to date; looks like Washington has quite the sprawling rapid transit system. According to Wikipedia it is the second-busiest in North America (after New York).
There are not too many cities left that I can fit into this style; Atlanta, St. Louis, and maybe Chicago are candidates for future maps. We’ll see.