We also know that First have route maps on each of their UWE service leaflets ...
There have been developments.
First has produced a map showing all of their services that impinge on UWE sites. Mostly this is at Frenchay ...
fbb is uneasy about First's map style. The "names on roads" design has been a feature of London Transport's maps for years, but those names can be hard to read, and even harder when burdened with lines of multiple colours. This makes the area round UWE itself very muddled. Bearing in mind that there is, effectively, only one stop at the Frenchay Campus, a "simplified geographical" map, like those in the leaflets, would have been better.
Then there is the offering from Wessex!
Now one might have thought that the promoters of better bus services to the Frenchay Campus, "The Only Way is Wessex" campaigners, might have pushed for one intergrated all-operator map for the University. Indeed, perhaps the Uni authorities could have commissioned one. fbb is ready and willing, for a fat fee!!
We could, in theory, turn to the Bristol Area network map for combined information ...
Yet again, First produce their own network map. Is it geographical, like those on the leaflets or the area creations as above? Of course not, don't be silly; that would be far too easy. No we have what purports to be a London Underground style diagram complete with all the disadvantages that concept brings to a bus network. Taking liberties with scale and geography might be OK for the sun-less and view-less bowels of our Capital, but it is not very helpful when you are peering anxiously out of the window of your bus!
But our ever helpful Bristol correspondent has been furnished (door to door) with an even more ludicrous piece of cartography; not, this time, for UWE, but for neighbouring Filton.
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The leaflet is worthy of
But the highlight (lowlight, so low it has almost vanished light!) is the map. Take a look at this.
** More on Wessex Red branding tomorrow