A 16-year-old has created a map of what traveling in the Bay Area would be like if every Taco Bell location was a subway station.
The likelihood is, no matter what city or town you are reading this from, you probably think that your public transport system could be better. Some of us have it a lot worse than others but no city is perfect. Okay, maybe somewhere in Germany or Japan, but you get what we mean.
As a way of alleviating the stress that comes with having to take public transport, a witty group came up with the r/SubwaySubway subreddit. For the uninitiated, it is a small corner of the internet where bus and train users envision a world where cities' transport systems are linked up by the various Subway restaurants dotted across the town. Honestly, not the worst idea in the world for some places.
The trend has since branched off into users imagining systems that link other restaurants. One map, in particular, has garnered a fair bit of attention. It is an extremely detailed rail system that shows what the Bay Area would look like if every Taco Bell location was a subway station. The comments below suggest that it would be better than the current system in place and honestly, we tend to agree.
What makes the creation even more impressive is that it was made by a 16-year-old, Jeff McGough. It also isn't the only area's Taco Bells he has linked up to create a near-perfect transport system. The Twin Cities, Cincinnati, and the entire state of Montana have also undergone the same treatment. It's a strange hobby to have, but better than some other thing kids are doing at his age.
Even Taco Bell has taken notice of McGough's creations. The fast-food chain let the teen talk a little about what he has been doing on its blog. "I would say my main goal in making maps is to spark conversation, especially in the realm of mass transit," he wrote. Well, mission accomplished on that front. You have literally got Californians questioning why they can't have a transport system that is dictated by where you can find a Taco Bell.