I have almost finished the map from the last update so here we go.
This is just a thumbnail, if you are interested, you can see the whole map (2200*2050px) here:
As you can see it's not quite done, the commuter rail layout isn't done and some geographical names are still missing.
Next I'll show you some mosaics that give a brief overview of Banlieue's infrastructure:
This is Banlieue Independence International, once hailed as the most modern and efficient airport in the United States..that was in 1961. Since then, the terminals have been renovated once - in 1977, but due to limited space the airport was never extended. Today the total passenger number is lower than ever before since most travelers prefer Dulles or JFK over Banlieue Independence. Even the construction of the Metro station in 1980 couldn't improve the Airport's competitiveness since it is just too small and outdated for the modern business man. So it's just remaining as it is with no perspectives for the future - like most of Banlieue.
Welcome to the generic ghettos of LaSalle City/Eastside Banlieue. The Metro station that can be seen marks the end of the purple line (so this is on the opposite map of the map than the airport). The Metro, Expressbuses, and Ferry have an incredibly important role here. While driving through the whole bay to downtown would take over an hour, the ferry needs about half the time for the same trip.
However, this is the part of town, nobody should be visiting for fun. You go there for three reasons: 1. you want to buy crack from the local dealer, 2. you want to sell crack to the locals, 3. you are on crack and live there. The area around the metro station is considered one of the most shady in Banlieue (and there are a lot of shady places in Banlieue). The police doesn't patrol around the area anymore since it's too dangerous.
The Banlieue tourist board recently stated that no tourist should go there during any time of the day after 15 tourists had disappeared there in january 2010. I guess we don't want to know what happened to them.
@TekindusT: actually, no! I was mainly inspired by my hometown Berlin's maps which are similar to that. Thanks a lot for the kind words!
@IrvingTwoSmokes: Thanks a lot! I made it using Paint.Net (Freeware), a lot of patience, and 50 layers or so
@Jeh7497: Thanks, I used Paint.Net which is like a simple version of ps.
@BusTicketUprising: Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the kind words. I used jeronij's Seawalls that can be found on the BSC Lex over at Sc4Devotion
@ iGod: haha, thanks! I wouldn;t consider myself really good. there are way better maps out there..all you need is a lot of patience
@_marsh_: Thanks, I'm really glad to hear this!
@soccerderek: You're very welcome. And you're always welcome to ask again.
Hope you enjoyed the update.