ArticleAt the end of 2023, we asked our supporters to help us out with a creative and collaborative map project: renaming Boston’s subway stations.
At the end of 2023, we asked our supporters to help us out with a creative and collaborative map project: renaming Boston’s subway stations. For the month of November, donors bid on the “rights” to re-name various stations on the red, orange, green and blue lines. Today, we’re thrilled to present the final transit map. This map covers it all—from historical references and neighborhood locales to imaginative puns and names that relay the daily experiences (or frustrations) of Boston’s public transit riders. We think they did a great job of capturing the spirit of each station!
Visit our gallery in the Central Library to see the full map on display as part of our Getting Around Town exhibition through April 27, 2024. You can help us continue to launch fun projects like this by becoming a supporter of the Leventhal Map & Education Center, an independent nonprofit at the Boston Public Library. Donate anytime at leventhalmap.org/donate and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter for chances to participate in mapping projects or exhibition programs.
Many thanks to the generous donors who made this map possible. All proceeds from this project go towards our free, educational public programming for our current exhibition.
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