Photo by Subutay Musluoglu

From 2011-13, Charu Kukreja was a core member of the New York City Department of Transportation’s project team to develop the first official, citywide basemap of New York. Working for PentaCityGroup, the design consortium awarded the contract for WalkNYC, Charu led GIS analysis, graphic production and, in collaboration with the team, defined context- sensitive, evidence-based standards for system design.

The goal of the WalkNYC project was to provide consistent, official, in-situ information that supports and empowers New York’s locals and visitors as everyone navigates, understands and explores more of the city. A variety of print, digital and environmental applications of this map and signage system now serve pedestrians, bike share cyclists, rapid bus transit riders, city parks visitors, tourists, and subway riders across the city.

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