Mapping The London Underground On The Street

Rather than wait in line to enter a crowded tube station, what if one could walk on a colored path that corresponds directly to the train underground and arrive at the next stop? That’s what UK design student Jamie Quantrill proposed at the recent Design & Art Direction Awards, sponsored by Ford. The project, named Streetlines, won the New Blood Award and would offer a visual guide between stops—something that could benefit disoriented tourists and locals alike. Walking is London’s second most popular mode of commuting but most don’t often skip the crowded stops and walk to the next, something Quantrill says will make things so much better—above ground and below.