If you live in London you know how confusing and misleading the tube map can be. When you think something is a short journey, it can turn out to take much longer that originally thought.
Travel Time Tube Map is a creation ofÂ Tom Carden, a San Francisco-based programmer and designer.Â London Underground map isÂ interactivelyÂ reorganised around the times of travel from a particular station. Shortest paths are used to place the other stations – radius is proportional to time to travel, and angle should be correct for as-the-crow-flies direction on a map. The concentric circles are at 10 minute intervals. Press ‘g’ to get back to the geographical tube map.
The project was created back in 2005/06 and inspired byÂ Oskar Karlin’s reworking of the tube map around the time to travel from Elephant and Castle, and Rod McLaren’s subsequent sketchÂ 10 Minutes tube travel from Oxford Circus. Uses travel times fromÂ Geoff and Neil’sÂ travel times map. Station locations are from Wikipedia’sÂ London Underground Geographic Maps.
You can see the project, interact as well as download the source code here.