Map-reading [1]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3301
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why did a recent attempt by TfL to revise the Tube map manage to leave the river out, place Shoreditch station east of Bethnal Green and confuse the Victoria and Albert museum with the Natural History Museum ?

Answer

Answer for Map-reading [1]

Answer for Map-reading [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Tube map is 'diagrammatic' as opposed to a 'geographic' map to provide the clearest possible representation of the Tube system. Enthusiasm for an uncluttered approach led to the Thames being removed, something which, happily, is being rectified with the next iteration in December.

The confusion of the Victoria and Albert museum and Natural History museum was placed on a different pictorial map of the area covered by the new London Cycle Hire scheme. The mistake was rapidly corrected.