This is an interesting new take on the major pedestrian routes in London.
Hands up who isn’t reminded of the Tube map?
According to the Space Syntax site:
The first aim of the London Pedestrian Routemap is to encourage walking in London. It does this by providing a simple, memorable picture of key walking routes in the Capital. At present there is no such map. The Routemap shows how key places connect by straightforward routes of varying character.
I like the look of this. I don’t think it is likely to replace the A-Z, but the approach is very cool. The only thing I’m slightly unsure about is the choice of names for some of the routes. I don’t associate the central/eastern end of what is labelled the “Shopping route” as being anything to do with shopping, I start to think of that (combined with the “Northern route”) as the City.
I don’t get lost in London half as much as I used to, but I still get disoriented quite easily. I can never shake off the mistaken idea that White City lies east of Shepherds Bush, for a start. Confusing.
(originally via diamond geezer)