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Request your >Manhattan< Fantasy Bus Map!

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Request your >Manhattan< Fantasy Bus Map!

 

Completed Maps Directory

Have an idea for how you want the Manhattan bus service to look?  Post here and I'll map it out!

 

**All completed requests will be posted in the Completed Maps Directory (link above) for anyone to view.

 

DO NOT EDIT YOUR POST.  You should read over your request entirely before you post it.  Once I see the original post I copy the text and paste it to a file, so any edits will not be seen.

Your post must be organized as follows, or else it will be completely ignored.

1. Alterations to any existing bus route

  • You must use this format: (using this as an example):
  • M15 northbound: NORMAL ROUTE to 57 St/1 Av, right onto 57 St, left onto York Av, left onto 72 St, right onto 1 Av and NORMAL ROUTE
  • or... M15 northbound: NORMAL ROUTE to 57 St/1 Av, right onto 57 St, left onto York Av and TERMINATE AT 72 St/York Av

2. New bus routes
**If you want the new route to be a certain color on the map, you must specify or else it will be random

Use this format:
[Route Number] - [Full time/Weekdays only/Part time] - [(optional) Color]
[Terminal 1]
[Terminal 2]
START [North/east/south/west] on [street], [Directions going one way]
START [North/east/south/west] on [street], [Directions going other way]

 

Example:
M18 - Part time - red
57 St/1 Av
92 St/York Av
START north on 1 Av, right onto 72 St, left onto York Av, left onto 91 St, right onto 1 Av, right onto 92 St and TERMINATE AT 92 St/York Av
START EAST ON 92 ST, right onto York Av, right onto 57 St, right onto 1 Av and TERMINATE AT 57 ST/1 Av

3. (ONLY if line is SBS) SBS stops

 

Use this format:

TO [Terminal 1]

SBS [stop 1]

SBS [stop 2]

...

 

TO [Terminal 2]

SBS [stop 1]

SBS [stop 2]

...

Example:
TO 57 St/1 Av
SBS 92 St/York Av
SBS 86 St/York Av
SBS 79 St/York Av
SBS 72 St/York Av
SBS 68 St/York Av
SBS 57 St/York Av
SBS 57 St/1 Av

TO 92 St/York Av
SBS 57 St/1 Av
SBS 67 St/1 Av
SBS 72 St/1 Av
SBS 79 St/1 Av
SBS 86 St/1 Av
SBS 91 St/1 Av
SBS 92 St/York Av

Follow the directions or your map will not be created

 

You may post about bus routes coming from the outerboroughs, but I will only map the Manhattan portion.

 

What I will not put in the map:

  • Limited stops
  • Express buses from other boroughs.  (Express buses running within Manhattan only are allowed)
  • Nonstop segments (ex: dashed lines on express buses in outerboroughs)
  • Multiple terminals on one side.  Bus routes may only have 2 terminals, one on each end.

 

Lastly, please make requests logically and don't overload them.  I'm not setting a specific limit on how many changes you make or routes you add, but please do so within reason.

 

And most importantly, please take your time and don't rush.  The last thing I want is a request full of errors, and I'm not necessarily doing these requests in order of post date.

 

 

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I am being strict with these guidelines so that there is absolutely no confusion, and everything in the proper format makes it much easier for me.  If you have any questions about formatting the request then please post your question.  It's better to ask a question than to assume something.

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*** Making map requests may be time consuming (can vary from map to map), so please be patient.  DO NOT make a post asking about your request unless it's been at least 3 weeks since you posted the request.

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Hm... this is interesting. Are we allowed to use Google Maps as a way to show the routings of routes we want on the map?

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Ran out of time to edit the post above, so:

 

OK, here is my request...

 

Alterations to current routes:

 

M20 - Full time - Red:

 

Northbound: NORMAL ROUTE to Columbus Circle, north on Broadway, right on Amsterdam Avenue, left on 73rd Avenue, left on Broadway, terminate at 72nd/Broadway.

Southbound: Originate at 72nd/Broadway, south on Broadway, resume NORMAL ROUTE at Columbus Circle.

 

New Routes:

 

M6 - Full time - Red:

South Ferry

72nd Street/Broadway

 

Northbound: Originate at South Street/Whitehall Street, right onto Whitehall Street, continue onto State Street, left onto Battery Place, right onto Greenwich Street, continue onto Trinity Place, continue onto Church Street, left onto 6th Avenue, left onto Central Park South, continue through Columbus Circle, north on Broadway, right on Amsterdam Avenue, left on 73rd Avenue, left onto Broadway, terminate at 72nd/Broadway.

 

Southbound: Originate at 72nd/Broadway, south on Broadway, continue through Columbus Circle, continue onto Central Park S, right on 7th Avenue, left onto 23rd Street, right onto Park Avenue S, continue onto Broadway, continue onto State Street, continue onto Water Street, right on Broad Street, right on South Street, terminate at South Street/Whitehall Street.

 

M12 - Full time - Light Green:

North End Avenue/Vesey Street

72nd Street/Broadway

 

Northbound: Originate at North End Avenue/Vesey Street, left onto West Street, right onto Canal Street, left onto Greenwich Street, left onto 14th Street, right onto 10th Avenue, left onto 15th Street, right onto 12th Avenue, right onto 44th Street, left onto 11th Avenue, right onto 72nd Street, left onto Amsterdam Avenue, left onto 73rd Avenue, right onto 72nd Street, terminate at 72nd Street/Broadway.

 

Southbound: Originate at 72nd Street/Broadway, left onto 11th Avenue, continue onto 12th Avenue, left onto 14th Street, right onto Hudson Street, continue onto Bethune Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Canal Street, left onto West Street, left onto Chambers Street, left onto North End Avenue, terminate at North End Avenue/Vesey Street.

 

M16 - Full time - Blue:

City Hall/Park Row,

PABT/44th Street/8th Avenue

 

 

Northbound: Originate at City Hall/Park Row, continue onto Barclays St, right onto Church Street, right onto Worth Street, left onto Lafayette Street, continue onto 4th Avenue, continue onto Park Avenue S, left onto 42nd Street, right onto 8th Avenue, terminate at 44th Street/8th Avenue.

 

Southbound: Originate at 44th Street/8th Avenue, left onto 50th Street, left onto 7th Avenue, left onto 42nd Street, right onto Park Avenue S, continue onto Broadway, left onto Spring Street, right onto Centre Street, continue onto Lafayette Street, terminate at City Hall/Park Row.

 

M18 - Full time - Red:

Penn Station

168th Street/Broadway

 

Northbound: Originate at 32nd Street/7th Avenue, left onto Madison Avenue, left onto 110th Street, right onto Manhattan Avenue, left onto Morningside Avenue, continue onto Convent Avenue, continue onto St. Nicholas Avenue, left onto Amsterdam Avenue, right onto 169th Street, left onto Broadway, terminate at 168th Street/Broadway.

 

Southbound: Originate at 168th Street/Broadway, continue onto St. Nicholas Avenue, right onto Convent Avenue, continue onto Morningside Avenue, continue onto Manhattan Avenue, left onto 110th Street, right onto 5th Avenue, right onto 34th Street, left onto 7th Avenue, left onto 32nd Street. Terminate at 32nd Street/7th Avenue.

 

M24 - Full time - Purple:

South Street/Broad Street

Varick Street/Grand Street

 

 

 

Northbound: Originate at South Street/Broad Street, turn around loop @ end of South Street, continue onto South Street, left onto Montgomery Street, left onto Grand Street, right onto Chrystie Street, left onto Broome Street, left onto Varick Street, left onto Grand Street, terminate at Varick Street/Grand Street.

 

Southbound: Originate at Varick Street/Grand Street, continue onto Grand Street, right onto Pitt Street, right onto South Street, continue to terminate at South Street/Broad Street.

 

For more info on the M12, 16, and 24, check this map:

 

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=213458373195564989412.0004d6b56f66813844872&msa=0&ll=40.714167,-73.987942&spn=0.009417,0.01929

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Completed Map

Threxx

 

It's great Gorgor. Thank you.

 

(Now thinking about it... I should have picked better colors for the M12 and M24... eh, whatever. It's great!)

 

To talk about what I did a little, the M6 and M20 would interline with each other at both terminals. The M5 would be a full time limited (weekdays and weekends) between South Ferry and 72nd Street and between 135th Street and 168th Street.

 

I think the M12, M16, and M18 are more self explanatory if you've been following transit news and the cuts in 2010. The M24 is simply a revival of the old Grand Street crosstown. It probably wouldn't work, but it's still on there anyway.

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It's a PDF file... Must be your Adobe... It opened on my laptop just fine.

When I clicked the link, it said I was forbidden to see it

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When I clicked the link, it said I was forbidden to see it

 

Try right clicking, save the file, and then open it from your computer.  If that doesn't work then try using another browser.

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Existing routes:

Bx15: Extend to 133rd St/Broadway

Manhattan-bound: NORMAL ROUTE to 125th St/Broadway, turn right at Broadway, turn left at 133rd St, terminate at 133rd St/Broadway.

Bronx-bound: Originate at 133rd St/Broadway, turn left at 12th Av, regular route at St. Clarke Place.


M1: Extend to South Ferry-  Full route.

Southbound: NORMAL ROUTE TO BROADWAY/8TH ST, then continue south on Broadway, onto State St, terminate at South Ferry Loop.

Northbound: Originate at South Ferry Loop, then north on State St, turn left at Battery Place, turn right at Church St, turn right at Worth St, turn left at Cetre St, bear right onto Lafayette St, regular route at 4th Av/9th St


M20: Extend to Museum of Natural History

Northbound: NORMAL ROUTE to 66th St/Columbus Av, continue west on 66th St, turn right at Broadway, bear right onto Amsterdam Av, turn right at 81st St, terminate at 81st St/Central Park West.

Southbound: Originate at Central Park West/81st St, turn right at 63rd St, turn left at Broadway, regular route.


M31: Extend to Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Part time terminal at Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

Southwest-bound: NORMAL ROUTE to 11th Av/55th St, turn right at 55th St, turn left onto Passenger Ship Terminal past 12th Av, terminate at 12th Av/54th-53rd Sts.

Northeast-bound: Originate inside Passenger Ship Terminal at 12th Av/54th-53rd Sts, turn left at 46th St, turn left at 12th Av, turn right at 52nd St, turn left at 11th Av, turn right at 54th St, regular route.

 
 
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New routes:

M17: Full Time Route/Terminal. BLUE

Toward LaGuardia Airport, Queens.

Queens-bound: Originate at 34th St/12th Av, start going east on 34th St, turn left into Queens Midtown Tunnel, word “TO LaGuardia Airport via Queens Blvd/Northern Blvd.

Manhattan-bound: FROM Queens Midtown Tunnel, left on 2nd Av, turn right at 34th St, turn right at 8th Av, turn left at 42nd St, turn left at 12th Av, turn left at 34th St, terminate at 34th St/12th Av.


M67: Full time Route/Terminal. GREEN

Queens-bound: Originate at Freedom Place/68th St, start going north on Freedom Place, turn right at 70th St, turn right at West End Av onto 11th Av, turn left at 57th St, turn left at 3rd Av, turn right at 59th St, onto Queensboro Bridge, “TO LGA Airport via LIE”.

Manhattan-bound: FROM Queensboro Bridge, exit onto 60th St, turn left at 2nd Av, turn right at 57th St, turn right at 11th Av onto West End Av, turn left at 70th St, turn left at Riverside Blvd, turn left at 168th St, turn left at Freedom Place, terminate at Freedom Place/168th St.


M82: Museum Bus- Part Time Route/Terminal PURPLE

Toward Port Authority Bus Terminal

Southbound: Originate at Cloisters Museum, south onto Margaret Cabinet Drive, onto Ft. Washington Av, turn left at 178th St, turn left at Amsterdam Av, turn right onto Harlem River Drive, proceed exit onto 5th Av, turn right at 53rd St, turn left at 7th Av, turn right at 41st St, terminate at 41st St/8th Av.

Toward Cloisters Museum-

Northbound: Originate at 41st St/8th Av, start going west on 41st St, turn left at 11th Av, turn right at 34th St, turn right at 12th Av, turn left at 43rd St onto 42nd St Pier, turn left at 42nd St, turn left at 6th Av, turn right at 57th St, turn left at Madison Av, turn  left at 110th St, turn right at Amsterdam Av, turn left at 120th St, onto Riverside Drive North, then make loop back to 120th St, turn left at Broadway, turn right at 125th St, turn left at Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, turn left at 145th St, turn right at Riverside Drive, turn right at 178th St, turn left at Ft. Washington Av, onto Margaret Cabine Drive to CLOISTERS, terminate at CLOISTERS MUSEUM.


M105: Manhattan Apple Store Loop- FULL ROUT-E RED

To

Southbound: Originate at Central Park West/79th St, and start going south on Central Park West, turn right at 77th St, turn left at Colubmus Av, turn right at 72nd St, turn left at Broadway , around Columbus Circle, onto 59th St, turn right at 5th Av, turn left at 42nd St, turn right at Lexington Av, turn right at 23rd St, turn left at 9th Av, turn left at 14th St, turn right at 7th Av/South, onto Varick St, turn left at Spring St, turn left at Greene St, terminate at Greene/Prince Sts

To Central Park West/79th St.

Northbound: Originate at Greene/Prince Sts, start going north on Greene St, turn left at Houston St, turn right at West St, turn right at 14th St, turn left at 3rd Av, turn left at 42nd St, turn right at Vanderbilt Av, turn left at 47th St, turn right at Madison Av, turn left at 60th St, turn left at 5th Av, turn right at 59th St, around Columbus Circle, onto Broadway, turn right at Amsterdam Av, turn right at 81st St, turn right at Central Park West, terminate at Central Park West/79th St.

Here is my fantasy new Manhattan route maps.

 

No SBS for me.

 

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Existing routes:

Bx15: Extend to 133rd St/Broadway

Manhattan-bound: NORMAL ROUTE to 125th St/Broadway, turn right at Broadway, turn left at 133rd St, terminate at 133rd St/Broadway.

Bronx-bound: Originate at 133rd St/Broadway, turn left at 12th Av, regular route at St. Clarke Place.

 

M1: Extend to South Ferry-  Full route.

Southbound: NORMAL ROUTE TO BROADWAY/8TH ST, then continue south on Broadway, onto State St, terminate at South Ferry Loop.

Northbound: Originate at South Ferry Loop, then north on State St, turn left at Battery Place, turn right at Church St, turn right at Worth St, turn left at Cetre St, bear right onto Lafayette St, regular route at 4th Av/9th St

 

M20: Extend to Museum of Natural History

Northbound: NORMAL ROUTE to 66th St/Columbus Av, continue west on 66th St, turn right at Broadway, bear right onto Amsterdam Av, turn right at 81st St, terminate at 81st St/Central Park West.

Southbound: Originate at Central Park West/81st St, turn right at 63rd St, turn left at Broadway, regular route.

 

M31: Extend to Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Part time terminal at Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

Southwest-bound: NORMAL ROUTE to 11th Av/55th St, turn right at 55th St, turn left onto Passenger Ship Terminal past 12th Av, terminate at 12th Av/54th-53rd Sts.

Northeast-bound: Originate inside Passenger Ship Terminal at 12th Av/54th-53rd Sts, turn left at 46th St, turn left at 12th Av, turn right at 52nd St, turn left at 11th Av, turn right at 54th St, regular route.

 
 
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
New routes:

M17: Full Time Route/Terminal. BLUE

Toward LaGuardia Airport, Queens.

Queens-bound: Originate at 34th St/12th Av, start going east on 34th St, turn left into Queens Midtown Tunnel, word “TO LaGuardia Airport via Queens Blvd/Northern Blvd.

Manhattan-bound: FROM Queens Midtown Tunnel, left on 2nd Av, turn right at 34th St, turn right at 8th Av, turn left at 42nd St, turn left at 12th Av, turn left at 34th St, terminate at 34th St/12th Av.

 

M67: Full time Route/Terminal. GREEN

Queens-bound: Originate at Freedom Place/68th St, start going north on Freedom Place, turn right at 70th St, turn right at West End Av onto 11th Av, turn left at 57th St, turn left at 3rd Av, turn right at 59th St, onto Queensboro Bridge, “TO LGA Airport via LIE”.

Manhattan-bound: FROM Queensboro Bridge, exit onto 60th St, turn left at 2nd Av, turn right at 57th St, turn right at 11th Av onto West End Av, turn left at 70th St, turn left at Riverside Blvd, turn left at 168th St, turn left at Freedom Place, terminate at Freedom Place/168th St.

 

M82: Museum Bus- Part Time Route/Terminal PURPLE

Toward Port Authority Bus Terminal

Southbound: Originate at Cloisters Museum, south onto Margaret Cabinet Drive, onto Ft. Washington Av, turn left at 178th St, turn left at Amsterdam Av, turn right onto Harlem River Drive, proceed exit onto 5th Av, turn right at 53rd St, turn left at 7th Av, turn right at 41st St, terminate at 41st St/8th Av.

Toward Cloisters Museum-

Northbound: Originate at 41st St/8th Av, start going west on 41st St, turn left at 11th Av, turn right at 34th St, turn right at 12th Av, turn left at 43rd St onto 42nd St Pier, turn left at 42nd St, turn left at 6th Av, turn right at 57th St, turn left at Madison Av, turn  left at 110th St, turn right at Amsterdam Av, turn left at 120th St, onto Riverside Drive North, then make loop back to 120th St, turn left at Broadway, turn right at 125th St, turn left at Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, turn left at 145th St, turn right at Riverside Drive, turn right at 178th St, turn left at Ft. Washington Av, onto Margaret Cabine Drive to CLOISTERS, terminate at CLOISTERS MUSEUM.

 

M105: Manhattan Apple Store Loop- FULL ROUT-E RED

To

Southbound: Originate at Central Park West/79th St, and start going south on Central Park West, turn right at 77th St, turn left at Colubmus Av, turn right at 72nd St, turn left at Broadway , around Columbus Circle, onto 59th St, turn right at 5th Av, turn left at 42nd St, turn right at Lexington Av, turn right at 23rd St, turn left at 9th Av, turn left at 14th St, turn right at 7th Av/South, onto Varick St, turn left at Spring St, turn left at Greene St, terminate at Greene/Prince Sts

To Central Park West/79th St.

Northbound: Originate at Greene/Prince Sts, start going north on Greene St, turn left at Houston St, turn right at West St, turn right at 14th St, turn left at 3rd Av, turn left at 42nd St, turn right at Vanderbilt Av, turn left at 47th St, turn right at Madison Av, turn left at 60th St, turn left at 5th Av, turn right at 59th St, around Columbus Circle, onto Broadway, turn right at Amsterdam Av, turn right at 81st St, turn right at Central Park West, terminate at Central Park West/79th St.

Here is my fantasy new Manhattan route maps.

 

No SBS for me.

 

 

funny thing is MTA is considering implementing routes similar to your ideas well your LGA ideas that is.

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Wow, completely forgot about this thread, it's been a while.

 

FamousNYLover, I'll begin working on your map later this week.

 

qjt, I'd also love to be able to map out all of your ideas if you could put them in the correct format.  Your ideas are scattered all over this forum and it would be great to put them all together to see how they would work out.

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Wow, completely forgot about this thread, it's been a while.

 

FamousNYLover, I'll begin working on your map later this week.

 

qjt, I'd also love to be able to map out all of your ideas if you could put them in the correct format.  Your ideas are scattered all over this forum and it would be great to put them all together to see how they would work out.

you do have a big point I admit I didn't refine my NYC ideas together since most of my proposals are not posted here since they don't involve NYC. I was at school and working on my other ideas the most refined ones were NJT, MTAMaryland and SEPTA so I didn't really have the energy to put NYC together as my style for NYC is radically different from how my other proposals were structured. NYC unlike the other plans I made places emphasis on crosstown express as in mostly new routes and reshaping a few local lines(not involving highways) !!!

 

But I will match them together the NYC ones I will put notes behind why some extensions are made in relation to other plans the SI part ties into NJT heavily and may be hard to explain without showing NJT parts as well.

 

 

What format would you want them in?

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Maybe it should be PINNED.

I drafted out on Google Document before finishing it.

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Maybe you could draw in more service along 60th Lane since the (M) is always full in rush hour so 60th Lane could use some extra bus service.

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you do have a big point I admit I didn't refine my NYC ideas together since most of my proposals are not posted here since they don't involve NYC. I was at school and working on my other ideas the most refined ones were NJT, MTAMaryland and SEPTA so I didn't really have the energy to put NYC together as my style for NYC is radically different from how my other proposals were structured. NYC unlike the other plans I made places emphasis on crosstown express as in mostly new routes and reshaping a few local lines(not involving highways) !!!

 

But I will match them together the NYC ones I will put notes behind why some extensions are made in relation to other plans the SI part ties into NJT heavily and may be hard to explain without showing NJT parts as well.

 

 

What format would you want them in?

 

How about you read the first post of this thread?

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you do have a big point I admit I didn't refine my NYC ideas together since most of my proposals are not posted here since they don't involve NYC. I was at school and working on my other ideas the most refined ones were NJT, MTAMaryland and SEPTA so I didn't really have the energy to put NYC together as my style for NYC is radically different from how my other proposals were structured. NYC unlike the other plans I made places emphasis on crosstown express as in mostly new routes and reshaping a few local lines(not involving highways) !!!

 

But I will match them together the NYC ones I will put notes behind why some extensions are made in relation to other plans the SI part ties into NJT heavily and may be hard to explain without showing NJT parts as well.

 

 

What format would you want them in?

I think Gorgor properly only accept MTA transportations only in Manhattan. He explained clearly in first page.

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I think Gorgor properly only accept MTA transportations only in Manhattan. He explained clearly in first page.

Sorry I missed that. Well I have gotten used to Manhattan buses so I should be able to get a good idea for the lines and what is wrong first it their distance they are just too long and unreliable so breaking off some routes like M5 &4 may work wonders.

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FamousNYLover, I have no started working on your map yet.  I've been busy lately and haven't had the time to.  I don't think that I'll be able to start it until next week.  Hopefully it'll be complete by mid-July.

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FamousNYLover, I have no started working on your map yet.  I've been busy lately and haven't had the time to.  I don't think that I'll be able to start it until next week.  Hopefully it'll be complete by mid-July.

Don't worry. I not in rush.

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