Crafting with Transit Maps


I posted earlier about making coasters out of old maps. Two of the coasters weren’t “old” maps at all: I printed transit maps.

Crafts using transit maps look so cool and colorful. You don’t actually need to visit the city to get one! Most major transportation agencies post color route maps online. All you need is a color printer.

You don’t need special paper, the New York bus map above is printed on regular printer paper.

Download Your Own Transit Maps:

Don’t see yours listed here? Just Google the city and “transit map” to get to the transit authority for your area.

Coasters of New York Bus system and Washington Metro system.

Speaking of the Washington DC Metro, Gaby from Give a Hoot used the Metro map to create this awesome piece of art:

Happy crafting!

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4 thoughts on “Crafting with Transit Maps

  1. I have always loved maps! And these transit maps are super cool. I printed one online from London before I went last year so I could plan things out ahead of time. So you can go international too! :) I just came across these really cool illustrated maps I used to have up in my office in Orlando. They’ve been in a box the entire time I’ve been in Nashville, so I’m glad I found them. I want to make some cool projects like this with them. Something fun and useful and unique! :)

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