Imaginary Transit Maps of Los Angeles

Numan Parada's conceptual map (thumbnail)

Numan Parada’s map of an extensive, and imaginary, rapid transit network for Los Angeles is one of several on the web site of the Transit Coalition, a public transit advocacy group. The maps envision a Los Angeles with a rapid transit network the equal of New York or a European city; Parada’s map is particularly well done, not only aping the Beck design down to the font, but, according to the L. A. Times profile of Parada and the group earlier this month, also taking into account where good locations for stations would be. The article also points out the cost and impracticality of such imagined networks in a low-density conurbation like Los Angeles. Via Boing Boing.