To a pedestrian friendly city like NY, this is a too often occurrence. Not just for visitors but residents as well.
Starting today, the New York City Department of Transportation will install pedestrian friendly maps on both street corners and in subway stations.
Unlike most maps that point north, these maps will point in the direction the map reader is looking.
The $6 million project will also offer information on transit hubs and bike lanes as well as average walking times to destinations on the map.
Paris is the only city I know of that does something similar. In most Metro stations, there is a map of the area around that station. Riders can peruse the maps and figure out which way they need to head before leaving the station.
More cities should do this.