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08-Jun-2005

Cody and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Map

Filed under: Car-Free,General — codeman38 @ 11:49 pm

OK, here’s a prime example of why I find some bus maps incredibly hard to decipher.

Here’s a map of the University of Georgia’s weekend bus route (PDF link). Simple enough. Now look toward the bottom at Rogers Road and Milledge Avenue. One would think that those roads ran in some direction resembling east-west, right?

Nope. Not unless north-northwest counts as ‘some direction resembling’. Here’s an actual map of that area via Google:
Rogers Road, Athens, GA

That is *so* not east-west. In fact, I’d say it’s far closer to north-south!

And people wonder why I look at these sorts of maps and can’t make head or tail of them…

Edited to add: Yay. Apparently there’s a grocery store that’s a two-minute walk from the part of Milledge Avenue that the bus covers, according to Google Maps. I just wish the bus map had been clearer so I could’ve figured this out sooner– I had been looking for a north-south route on the west side of the map, not an east-west route on the south side!

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