Iconography in Transportation

Living in city like San Francisco California, icons are displayed all over the place. The most helpful icons are Transportation icons. Public Transportation is used daily by thousands, commuting in and out of San Francisco using, the Muni Bus, Muni Metro light rail, CalTrain, and historic street cable cars.

Icon for Muni

The most common Transportation icon around the city is the red Muni Icon. The San Francisco Municipal Railway is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. It serves over 46.7 square miles of transportation.

Iconic Cable Car stops are dispersed around certain San Francisco Neighborhoods. The most common Cable Car lines are the Powell-Hyde Line, the Powell-Mason Line and the California Line. Riders can board at any cable car turntable (the beginning/end of each route) or anywhere this brown and white stop sign is posted.

Icons for Biking are all over the city as well. Most display a safe bike lane, shared biked lane or something in the city called the Wiggle. The Wiggle is is a one-mile, zig-zagging bicycle route that minimizes hilly inclines for bicycle riders.

This specific sign above is an icon indicating that this is a bike friendly route. The number 11 is a route number based on the Federal Highway System. This system uses odd numbers for routes going in a north-south direction and even numbers for routes going east-west.

Useful transportation icons are all around San Francisco, and in a clear view for locals or tourists to find their way around the hills and iconic sights of this beautiful city.

Sources:

http://nacto.org/case-study/bicycle-route-and-sign-system-in-san-francisco-ca/