Improbable subway maps

In Transportationby Jef Nickerson6 Comments


I love maps and I love transit and I love transit maps and I love this! Artists Rob and Damia Stewart have created a series of subway maps for locations across New England. Locations that are rather unlikely to see subway service anytime in the next century or two. In addition to the Cape & Islands poster seen above their maps include stand alone maps for the Vineyard and Nantucket; maps of Northampton/Amherst, MA (the couple’s hometown); and Manchester, VT.

18″ x 24″ prints of the maps are available on their website. I’ve already ordered the Cape & Islands one for myself and love that there is a Nickerson stop on the red line. 🙂

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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.


  1. I propose adding a stop at Cahoon Hollow Beach.

  2. While subways for Cape Cod are a complete fantasy, some kind of interurban trolley system is at least plausible, and indeed many such systems existed all over the country. It might be neat to make modern-style maps of these long defunct systems, such as the one that ran from Providence to Bristol and Fall River. Maybe even make a couple of modern ad posters for it or something, and put it up in public places.

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    There’s a Cotuit stop. It is on the gold line between Hyannis and Falmouth.

  4. For an April Fool’s joke, that map is pretty darn good and would actually be a great idea…

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