It has come to my attention that this weekend marks the four-year anniversary of me taking over for Shawn Lynch and continuing the Subway Weekender. It’s amazing how fast the time flies. And it’s amazing how far my skills at Adobe Illustrator have come in the intervening years. We’ve gone from my first foray with vector manipulation in my first post. I mean, look at that map; it’s so busy what with the streets retained from the official MTA map to my crude manipulations of the so-called bus bubbles that used to be prevalent on the PDF version of the subway map to show the service information. I feel that’s a far cry from what I give to you nowadays.
While I’m not usually one for self-congratulations, I feel that this is a a bit of an accomplishment, especially for someone doing this in their spare time for no money. After all, it’s not as though I have to do this. However, since the MTA will not or cannot come up with something similar to what I present almost every weekend, I will continue to illustrate just how the subway lines are affected by weekend construction. Thanks for sticking around for the past few years. It’s greatly appreciated.
As always, enjoy and stay safe.