Talk:1196: Subways

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I think the comic is making fun of the ridiculous scale-inaccuracies found in public transport plans, including subway plans, which make it hard to estimate actual distances and travel times. -- ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think it's deffently a factor. <that one editor who always forgets to login>

What does it mean "(with respect to geography)"? As a non US citizen I don't know what is odd about this map. Is this actually how the lines connect up? Are these real stations/lines? Can you really go from san fransisco to new york on subway? -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Of course not. These are all different subway systems, only connected on this map because their official individual maps use the same colors for different lines. I expect this explanation will be updated to list all the different systems seen here, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the New York Subway. 09:30, 8 April 2013 (UTC)