In New York? Find the Nearest Subway Exit with Exit Strategy NYC

How many times have you gone on a subway in New York City and discovered that you got on the last car on the train — only to find out when you get off at your stop that the exit is at the front of the train and you’ll have to walk the entire length of the subway station to get to the exit? If you’re a frequent subway traveler in NYC, Exit Strategy NYC (iTunes link) is a terrific application to help you get the most of your time when hopping from train to train or from subway car to the nearest (convenient) exit. After all, New Yorkers hate wasting time, especially in complex subway tunnels where multiple exits can be found at every single corner of the underground transit system.

I haven’t been able to go to every subway exit, but the ones that I did get to see (or at least were familiar with) were spot on. And having this access from underground is indispensable.

The only recommendation comes from my husband, a subway aficioado and transportation engineer, who says that “in the interest of responsible transit planning, I’d suggest that they list at least the TWO closest doors so that everyone doesn’t line up at a single door.” Good point. :) Here’s hoping that all NYCers start using the app so we can see such lines!

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.