Transit to Trails Map

Transit Outdoors Map
Created by Bay Nature magazine in 2009, this map was created by GreenInfo and Louis Jaffe to show transit routes to major open space areas. Tens of thousands of copies were printed and distributed.
Client:   Bay Area Open Space Council, Bay Nature

Getting people from home to parks via transit is an important challenge. For this project, GreenInfo developed a map that shows specific bus and other transit routes and was widely distributed in the San Francisco Bay region.

GreenInfo Network collaborated with the Bay Area Open Space Council and Bay Nature Magazine to develop this map showing how to use transit to get to major open spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area. The map highlights data from GreenInfo's California Protected Areas Database (CPAD) and shows major bus and other transit routes that can take visitors to these parks without need for a car. The map was created by GreenInfo's Louis Jaffe, based on GIS data organized and use for mockups by GreenInfo staff. The final art was prepared in illustration software. The map was showcased in Bay Nature magazine and updated in 2009. Tens of thousands of copies were printed and distributed by regional transit and air quality agencies.

Results: The map was successfully created and widely used by agencies promoting alternatives to cars.

Focus:   Environment  

Services:  GIS Services, Maps 

Tags:   Adobe Illustrator, Bay Area, Esri ArcGIS, trails, transit  

Project Years: 2006, 2009

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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