I used a simple map of the neighbourhood of LA on the net (not very precise though). Your link is a gold mine, a very big thanks for that !! I'll probably use it a lot and redo some of the borders.
I'm not making an actual map of LA (even if it's close too). It's for a not-so-distant future rpg setting (in 2085), so there will be some differences. One of them : I consider all the freeways to be above the ground and with a metro line under it. So a lot of metro lines, but not underground (and no more the old lines). Each number on the freeways are both stations and interchange.
Oh, man, you're just giving me more work ! I still haven't finished to correct the neighborhoods borders.
Yes, I'm not sure, but I think it was my inspiration when I decided it (a long time ago...). But, well, I've already change a lot of things, so, why not change the metro too? I'll need more lines and bigger lines, but your point of view is really making sense.By Ares96
they did do it this way in Chicago
That project is so huge, really cool to see the progress! About the numbers, the font is just a bit too thin to me, maybe you cand use a bold type?
A bit more progress... I've added some reservoir/basin and river names. I intent to put a detailed downtown on the bottom left ("in the ocean" if you want ).
I can't use a bold version for the numbers. This font is kinda unreadable at this size when bold. I may try a different font... or give up the circle around the numbers and use a bigger font size.
I like the first one with the circle. I will admit that it is harder to read as the circle is so close to the numbers though.
I am not certain on the white - it seems stark and out of place - everything else is softer tones.
A question - why did you decide on pink for the major roads?
Is this in PS? I noticed that the train tracks were a hatch pattern. I made a train track brush for you if you want one. Carto brushes - caterpillar ridges and train tracks