Greater City Providence

Sometimes, you get a map

Bus Tunnel Map

Way back in February I wrote about the need for a map at the bottom of the bus tunnel to tell you where all those buses zooming through it are going to. I even doodled up a little map as a suggestion for what such a map should look like.

When RIPTA contacted me the other day to let me know they were hanging a map, I was pleased. When I went down to check it out last night, I saw that it was my map they hung. 🙂

Bus Tunnel Map

Along with the map, they’ve hung a handy schedule.

Now I think I might should get to drawing some more maps.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • It’s a Christmas miracle I tell you!!!!

    How about a map in downtown on Washington Street right next to Lupos that chronicles where all those crazy buses go?

    Or by the mall?

  • Awesome!

    I think it would be nice to have the maps also show neighborhoods/destinations, and if the bus destinations are the same (42 and 78), it might want to show that.

  • One thing this does point out, though … the tunnel and Thayer are well served by transit …

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