world cup of transit maps

santiagotransitmap

I was just waxing nostalgic about my 2007 trip to Chile. I don’t remember travelling on their subway system, but I’m sort of pleased to see that Santiago just won the World Cup of Transit Maps. This #wctransitmaps is a:

celebration of transit maps and diagrams from around the world, whether they be real or imaginary, or from the past, future or present.

They started with 32 cities around the world, from NYC and Chicago to Seoul and Stockholm. Voting was by twitter. In the semi-finals, Santiago beat Boston and Moscow beat London (boooooo).

They have maps of all contenders. The Santiago one is clean and simple and show main roads. I’m not sure it’s my favourite, but if that’s what people voted for, then yay!