Route 15 – Southside Shopper
Introduction to Southside Ithaca
Ithaca is Gorges! Welcome to Ithaca. A very lively town in upstate New York with one of the simplest bus systems in the country. A fleet of 51 buses operates on several lines. This map will be focusing on route 15, which operates on the Southside of Ithaca, providing access from downtown to the Titus Towers, Wegmans, and TOPS.
As mentioned in the “what are you working on” thread, I created sort of a sandbox map which basically allowed me to play around with object placement. What ended up happening was a pretty accurate 1:1 recreation of Ithaca, NY. At least, the South Side anyway. If this map ends up looking as good as I would like, I will expand to the full city.
Southside Ithaca Routes
As it stands now, only route 15 will be a drivable route. It is a rather scenic route, going from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Ithaca to a peaceful drive down the nature ridden Plain Street, with a side stop into Titus Towers. This route also provides access to Wegmans, Tops, and Walmart along Meadow Street.
As of right now, the road layout is 70% complete, with scenery lagging slightly behind at 50% complete. There is also no AI bus traffic as of yet. It may not be until late October that a stable release is out. There will be no beta/alpha releases with this map, as it is my 4th big project, by now I basically know what I’m doing so it will be complete looking upon release. Also, no payware add-ons will be required to run this map (including Chicago) which is a first for this site.
Update: January 23rd, 2021
This map has been canceled and merged into the Saratoga County map. The street layout is similar to the past version, and route 15 was retained.