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Subway Map Porn For The Mass Transit Freak (SLIDESHOW)

03/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I love mass transit. In any city where I get to use a subway, a light rail or a bus system, I spend a lot of time just staring at the maps, because they tend to be well-designed. Maybe it's just me, but I get more excited about using public transportation the more I look at a map.

So maybe we should be thinking more about that -- about inspiring people to use public transportation by making the experience look cooler.

Here's a slideshow of a bunch of maps and improvements of them, inspired by this post I saw on Treehugger today. If you don't hear from me for the rest of the day, it's because I'm clicking frantically through this slideshow, giggling like an idiot and listening to the Kingston Trio.

Cool Design And Public Transportation

I think my favorite part is how the Zero Per Zero Tokyo map looks like it's from space, and the space map looks like it's the Tokyo map.

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