The new design that will appear at the newest stations first and then rolled out to all stations.
I posted two months ago a critique of the Divvy bike-share maps, seen at 284 stations scattered around Chicago, focusing on the clutter of having so many maps (with the third being useless), unclear labels and labels that covered map objects, and the low prominence of the smartphone app and map legend. Two weeks ago the Divvy public relations manager emailed me a screenshot of the new map design and said that these points had been changed. He said they considered four of my suggestions:
- Make CycleFinder, the official Divvy smartphone app, more prominent
- Change “You are here” design to make it clear where you are
- Make streets and streets’ label text smaller
- Removed service area map and make legend more prominent
I replied to the manager and suggested that the “You are here” label be made slightly transparent to show that the road does continue beneath it.
Close-up of the original “you are here” design that covered up other objects and wasn’t centered in the walking distance circle.