Living in the heart of the Union Square, I observed countless tourists get frustrated by either waiting in taxi lines outside of their hotels, or confused by free tourist maps cluttered with ads. After having lived in San Francisco for two years now, I knew that many of the popular tourist destinations were within walking distance of downtown, and inspired me to create a way to communicate that to visitors.
Below is a subway-style map of San Francisco meant to encourage visitors and locals alike to walk around the city. The routes are shown with walking distances and travel times between popular destinations.
For simplicity's sake the map does not give precise directions, and presents walking as just another transportation option analogous to driving and public transit. The map makes seemingly distant destinations appear more feasible by foot, and can be a useful tool for urban wayfinding.