In Brief

Nate Parrot gives the subway map an interactive refresh

Designer Nate Parrot has created an interactive subway map that personalizes your route timings based on your location. Select your station stop and the map recalibrates to show you how far all subway stops are from you. A personalized transportation view is a game changer for straphangers and Nate believes “there’s no reason everyone’s map should look the same”. The timelines are based on the MTA’s published information, so it may not be accurate in real-time circumstances, such as train delays.

However, for those moments when you’re scoping out a new neighborhood in your apartment hunt and want to know what your commute will look, like this will help. Or if you’re debating whether you want to go to that Brooklyn warehouse party and getting the train is your only option, this will help you decide if it’s worth the effort.

The point is that personalized navigation tools are possible and can deliver utility and delight in the age of mobile.

Nate Parrot

Designer Nate Parrot has created an interactive subway map that personalizes your route timings based on your location. Select your station stop and the map recalibrates to show you how far all subway stops are from you. A personalized transportation view is a game changer for straphangers and Nate believes “there’s no reason everyone’s map should look the same”. The timelines are based on the MTA’s published information, so it may not be accurate in real-time circumstances, such as train delays.