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Introducing Southeastern Wisconsin's Theoretical Subway System

Do all theoretical subway lines lead to Milwaukee? On this map they do. But what do you think?

Introducing Southeastern Wisconsin's Theoretical Subway System Introducing Southeastern Wisconsin's Theoretical Subway System Introducing Southeastern Wisconsin's Theoretical Subway System Introducing Southeastern Wisconsin's Theoretical Subway System

So these kids up at UW-Madison, (well, OK so they aren't really kids) came up with a handy dandy map of what a Milwaukee subway system might look like, according to a blog on JS Online.

The map represents an interesting connectedness between southeastern Wisconsin communities, sort of remniscent of the KRM concept, but broader. And because there are college students involved, you know there's beer. Here's how this map idea got legs.

Meg Jones wrote:

Matt Forrest, a University of Wisconsin-Madison grad, was drinking suds with his friend Tom Shield at the Y-Not II Tavern last summer. Forrest and his business partner, Kate Chanba, met in a web map design class their senior year at UW and had recently opened Carticulate, a cartography business in New York that melds mapmaking with graphic design.

Now the subway is but a pipe dream, almost literally because this plan would be in direct conflict with the muck flowing through Milwaukee's deep tunnel system.

But we wondered what you thought of this hypothetical connected community?

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