NEW YORK TRANSPORTATION ENVIRONMENT
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced 463 subway stations are to be renovated over 5 years as a result of this study and master plan. A system wide retrofit of all direction, information and other graphics in the MTA system, along with returning the stations to a pleasant experience were the goals.
New frames, mounting system and guidelines integrate signs and advertising into architectural details (ceilings, columns and mosaics) of the subways and commuter railroads.
An information column for use within the subway and commuter railroad is modular in construction and accommodates advertising, clocks, train information, station identification and reader boards.
Louis Nelson for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
A complete wayfinding study of existing subway graphics for the New York City Transit Authority resulted in recommendations to make the subway more user friendly and visually comfortable in the New Millennium. Enhancements included bolder station identity, new directional arrows, more visible typography, better use of the station architecture for passenger information, neighborhood trailblazers, clearer communication for the sight and physically impaired and proposals for new system-wide electronic messaging…and judicious location of advertising panels.
Louis Nelson for the NYC Transit Authority